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Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life



Looking at life through the prism of psychology, philosophy, mental health and more. Originally created by counsellor, psychotherapist and philosopher Dr Greg Mulhauser, this blog is now the work of an international team of contributors.



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Achieving Depth in Relationships

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 11:42:34 +0000

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We are social creatures, and relating to other people in a solid and respectful way is not just how we learn about them -- it's also how we learn about ourselves.

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Bearing Responsibilities in a Hedonistic Age

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:30:48 +0000

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Sometimes, being a responsible human being is largely a matter of accepting the relatively mundane, boring, or just plain unpleasant.

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5 Tips For Restoring Zest to a Stalling Relationship

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:14:01 +0000

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Fortunately, there are many ways to add some zest to a relationship that feels like it's stalling or has even gone stale -- and to rekindle some of the exhilaration that was there at the beginning.

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Disturbed Characters Never Want to Accept Blame

Wed, 31 May 2017 11:17:40 +0000

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When trying to regain a sense of power, control, and success after experiencing a failure, we have two options: blame others, or take stock of ourselves and begin the arduous task of self improvement.

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Journeying Within Ourselves

Mon, 08 May 2017 10:48:19 +0000

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There's a hidden world within us all. It's a world rich with wonder. But it's also a world with which most of us rarely come into contact.

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Nurturing Character

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:06:18 +0000

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Whether we choose to be aware of it or not, or to accept it or not, the reality is that character matters. If there were ever a time when character really counted, especially in our leaders, it's now, in this age of permissiveness, moral relativism, and narcissistic entitlement.

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The Faces of Forgiveness

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:31:24 +0000

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It's not just important to be willing to forgive. Research suggests that how we go about forgiving matters too, and those who forgive more freely as opposed to conditionally may enjoy better overall health.

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Healing the Fractured Self

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:13:14 +0000

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Reconciling the kinds of deep internal divisions which trauma victims may experience, acknowledging and accepting the polar opposites in their own feelings and desires, can be the task of a lifetime.

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Therapy is Good for Business

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:43:37 +0000

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In a business setting, just as in the rest of life, we neglect or suppress emotions at our peril. Therapy can provide a space for emotional intelligence in the workplace to develop and flourish.

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The Many Faces of Post-Traumatic Stress

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 11:05:49 +0000

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PTSD might bring to mind violent trauma like combat and natural disasters, but non-physical relationship trauma can also have subtle and lingering effects, including "flashbacks" of events, circumstances and behaviors connected to the trauma.

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