AuthorStanley C Loewen

Advantages of Living Simple

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Living simple is something that many of us have forgotten how to do since the dawn of the modern age. Today we are surrounded by far too many luxuries, gizmos and gadgets which provide us with everything we need – except for perhaps the quiet simplicity that many of us forget. Leading a simple life might seem like a boring option or an inconvenience to many people, but actually it has many...

The Cure for Loneliness

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Feeling lonely is one of the most upsetting and depressing feelings in the pantheon of human emotion, but unfortunately it’s also one of the most common feelings that we can experience. Living alone, and in a high paced world where we spend lots of our time sitting in front of a computer screen, is a sure fire way to feel alone, but actually you don’t even need to be on your own to...

Sexual Discrimination in the Workplace

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Equal rights for women is undoubtedly a cause that has achieved a certain amount of success over the last few decades, and this has helped to see women treated more and more equally with men both at work and in the home. However in some ways this success is something of a curse – and because women have been so successful in achieving something approaching equality this means for many that it...

Ending Your Fear of Elevators

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As fears go, a fear of elevators is a common one and one that we encounter a lot. And while it is relatively easy to avoid elevators, it is still a rather inconvenient phobia and also one that can be at times embarrassing. Having to take the stairs every day to the top floor of your office building is great for your cardiovascular fitness, but when you are asked to get an elevator with some...

Dealing With Shame and Guilt

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Shame and guilt are two highly powerful emotions, but despite how strongly we feel them, they are also actually largely useless. In many cases we feel shame or guilt over things that we cannot change – things we have done in the past that perhaps no one knows about, or that perhaps are long since buried. If we did something we weren’t proud of or something degrading, or if we stepped on the toes...

Accepting Your Flaws and Mistakes

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‘Nobody’s perfect’ is a phrase we hear a lot. It may even be a phrase we say a lot, but while its commonly repeated, this often does very little to make us feel any better when we just flunked an exam or interview, or when we are obsessing over our rather large nose. At the same time though, there is very little that can come of obsessing over a big nose or ‘wishing’ that we did better in our...

Constructive Criticism and Advice – Giving It, Taking It, and Reconsidering It

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Criticism is like medicine – it doesn’t go down well and it’s not pleasant for the most part, but undoubtedly it is good for us. Without criticism we wouldn’t be able to improve ourselves, and we would continue to make the same mistakes over and over without ever adapting or evolving. You might not think that inviting criticism is a great way to spend your time, but when you look at large...

How to Handle People Who Play Mind Games With You

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We’ve all been on the receiving end of mind games, and we’ve all experienced people who like to ‘test’ us and put us through the psychological ringer. These people might be our colleagues, our friends, our family, or most commonly, our partners – but in any case it can be just as frustrating and potentially damaging. So how do you deal with it and how can you get the upper hand? Here we will look...

Stopping Repetitive Bad Memories

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Recurring bad memories are a horrible thing to experience. While life is full of many great moments, it also has those traumatic, painful, frightening and frustrating moments that we are all unfortunately familiar with. Living through these once is bad enough, but to have to relive them countless times as they play over in your mind is tantamount to torture. So what can you do to stop repetitive...

Feeling Ugly and Unattractive

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Feeling ugly and unattractive is a highly common problem that probably all of us have experienced at one time or another. Whether you’re male or female, and no matter how good looking you are in reality, there have probably been times when you felt low and unattractive. This can unfortunately have a big impact on our happiness and our success and has a lot of consequences. First of all, feeling...

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