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Problematic Internet Use 2/2

Problematic Internet Use 2/2

The internet is a platform in which the individual feels disinhibited thus this creates an interesting forum in which individuals can play out different roles. This creates a situation in which for example individuals who feel anxious or...

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Problematic Internet Use 1/2

Problematic Internet Use 1/2

There is a dispute amongst researchers and professional bodies whether compulsive internet use can be considered as an addiction in comparison with other process addictions such as: gambling, and shopping addictions. It is complicated due to our...

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Don’t believe it all!

Don’t believe it all!

The social media is part of our lives where we find ourselves going through media channels on an average of more than 2 hours daily. The media has created this need for people to post pictures of a perfect life and this can create powerful...

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EVERY CEO NEEDS A FRIEND 3/3

EVERY CEO NEEDS A FRIEND 3/3

I do not wish to be the one to over think this, however I see value in being present in a relationship where one can be more vulnerable. A position of authority often brings along the need for a strong image. We hear remarks like, “you must look...

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EVERY CEO NEEDS A FRIEND 2/3

EVERY CEO NEEDS A FRIEND 2/3

For the sake of my argument, picture this structure as a triangle. The bottom part is large, and as we progress to higher tiers, the numbers decrease until the person on the top (the CEO) is alone. It is this structure that leads organisations to...

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EVERY CEO NEEDS A FRIEND 1/3

EVERY CEO NEEDS A FRIEND 1/3

Most of you are accustomed to my writing about parents and children. So, my blog today may come a bit as a surprise. Apart from an intense passion I have towards work with families, I have a second love; the world of work. For the last six years...

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Assertiveness

Assertiveness

Assertiveness is an extremely important and useful interpersonal skill to have. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that social and communication skills trainings frequently cover this topic. Being assertive refers to expressing ones’...

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The Invincibility Fable

The Invincibility Fable

This behavior is a special kind of egocentric thinking specifically observed in the teenage years, first proposed by David Elkind (1967). Invincibility is a phase of development during adolescence that has been associated with risky behavior. It...

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Eating problems part 4/4

Eating problems part 4/4

Eating problems can be overcome. Many people find that once they have found support and help, they begin to learn how to tackle their problems, cope with the causes and improve their relationship with food. While people around you may find eating...

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Eating Problems 3/4

Eating Problems 3/4

Our childhood and upbringing is often linked to developing eating disorders. For example, if your parents were particularly strict you may have begun to use food as a way of gaining more control over your life. Another example might be that you...

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Eating Problems 2/4

Eating Problems 2/4

An eating problem is any kind of relationship with food that you are finding difficult. This problem may be considered as an eating disorder if your behavior meets the medical criteria for a diagnosis. The most common eating disorders are bulimia...

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