My secret to being light and happy

Even if in an unconscious way, we usually make several mistakes or acquire habits that prevent us from living as we really would like. And I am certainly not referring to the mistakes of the past but to some behaviors that prevent us from living peacefully and in peace with ourselves. How many times have we wasted precious time thinking…

How to live with a perpetually angry person

Is anger a positive or negative emotion? Anger is an emotion . It is an emotion that helps us to manage dangers and that allows us to understand and make the external interlocutor understand what hurts us so that this may no longer happen or at least happen less frequently. Anger serves us in life to defend ourselves from external…

Assertiveness: the characteristic of being fully yourself

“When you say YES to others, make sure you don’t say No to yourself”. – Paulo Coelho What does it mean to be assertive? The word assertiveness derives from the verb to assert: to affirm one’s emotions, ideas and opinions clearly and effectively. Being assertive means being free and more and more equal to yourself. It means following one’s internal…

Dependent love, disappointing love

Free time, youth, carefree … are factors that increase the desire to experience new loves , to get involved in a loving dance, more like a beautiful Argentine Tango than a sweet and harmonious waltz. There are people, however, who are unable to derive pleasures from this dance and implement ancient dynamics that make the love relationship resemble a tug-of-war…

Managing anxiety and uncertainty ahead of autumn

Autumn is upon us and with it fears for the future reappear , including at work, which affect self-confidence and the quality of emotional relationships, fueling the fear of not succeeding more and more . With the return from holidays, the uncertainties for the future reappear. Between fear and sadness, which resources to activate? This short article was born with…

The compulsion to repeat is the fruit of the unresolved

The  compulsion to repeat  is a much studied mechanism in  psychology . Before going into the details, let’s try to examine the  meaning  of the word. The term “compulsion” refers to the “compulsion to act”, therefore to think or to carry out behaviors against one’s will. It is no coincidence that the word “coercion” in the juridical context means “compulsion”….

Because it doesn’t make itself heard

Check your cellphone continuously and repeatedly. The minutes pass, the wait becomes overwhelming, but unfortunately, no messages and no calls. At least once in their life, a situation like this has certainly happened to anyone. Very often the call he expects is about work, but even more frequently it has to do with “love affairs”. The first periods of an…

Is it possible to maintain friendship with an ex?

Not all love stories are forever, “love is eternal while it lasts”. And the finished love stories are a good gym to improve ourselves in subsequent relationships , if we do not learn from them it can unfortunately happen that in each subsequent relationship we carry the worst of us with us; aftermath of low self-esteem, aggression not correctly channeled,…

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Causes and Symptoms

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment There is a vast literature on  obsessive compulsive disorder ( OCD ) and most of the theories can be traced back to a marked sense of guilt  and a strong  fear of criticism found in OCD  patients. Those who suffer from  OCD , in general, have a critical insight, that is, they realize…