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8 Christmas movies that will warm up your heart

If you’re an adult child who grew up in a toxic family environment, Christmas brings feelings of sadness, guilt or shame. You might remember the incredible stress your parents went through just to make the preparations for Christmas, or their anger if things didn’t go their way. Toxic parents usually react with extreme emotions to positive events, due to maybe,…

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Anxiety, Relationships

3 ways to overcome workplace bullying

If you have been through workplace bullying, whether it was mental or emotional bullying, you definitely know how it feels. You probably didn’t wanna wake up each day with the thought of going to work again. You might have experienced daily anxiety or an elevated level of stress. According to the Workplace Bullying Institute, bullying at work is a repeated…

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narcissistic parents as a theme painted in ingmar bergman's movie Autumn Sonata
Relationships

How exactly narcissistic parents abuse their children?

Narcissistic parents abuse their children in subtle ways. As a result of volunteering for a support group that helps abused adult children, I learned how exactly narcissistic parents behave. My goal with this post is to raise awareness of the emotional abuse that often stays hidden in families with narcissists and with those who enable their behavior. Narcissistic parents are…

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Anxiety

Can watching horror movies make you happy?

Watching horror movies is an entertaining activity to do in your spare time (not during the working hours-unless you have Michael Scott as a boss). The horror movie industry takes people’s money, in exchange for the adrenaline rush and an exciting movie plot that will make you question reality for a while. But what does it mean to be entertained?…

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Hurts: sad music can have mental health benefits
Anxiety

5 reasons why sad music can make us happy

When I broke up with my ex last year, I listened to sad music over and over again. It was mostly pop, sentimental songs like Whitney Houston’s, songs from Hurts or Amy Winehouse. But what got me through the post-break up depression was a song about a girl who was ruminating on what went wrong in her relationship. That song…

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