Types of Ignoring in Dating and Relationships

Why is he ignoring you? The different kinds of ignoring behaviours that occur in dating and relationships. Types of ignoring defined in this video are: Is he ignoring you?, ambivalent ignoring, not listening, ghosting and ‘no contact’. What to do if you feel that someone you are dating is ignoring you and tips about how to express your needs without being passive aggressive.

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People who drain the life out of you

How to identify the “top leech” in your life and what to do if you find one of those suckers sucking the life out of you!

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‘Wild Jade’

A side of me you don’t know from watching the videos: ‘Wild Jade’. Talking about expressing the repressed/suppressed parts of ourselves.

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The Mask

What happens when your masks fall off? Talking about the process of shedding social masks and how other people may react to you by disapproving of you or disliking you.

Is there anything good about one’s social masks falling off? Yes, in the sense it helps you to realise early on who you can connect with on a deeper level, and the people who don’t really want to know you.

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Passive Aggressive Language

What is passive-aggressive language? In this lesson I talk you through examples of passive-aggressive communication, which happens when a person is angry but their anger is not directly expressed. Learning these examples will come in handle when dealing with manipulative people.

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What a Lisp Means

An intuitive description of the meaning of a lisp in terms of a person’s deeper psychology. Also including a simple exercise you can do to train your tongue to keep a more set back position in order to reduce the lisp and change your life!

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My Brain Fog

Brain fog: low energy and fatigue, low motivation, speech difficulties, increased sensitivity to noise, and lack of will to socialise. Studies have shown that people with autism spectrum disorders are among those most likely to experience brain fog.

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Do Affirmations Work? My Perspective on ‘The Secret’

What I think about The Law of Attraction and ‘The Secret’: a commentary on mainstream New Age views which claim saying positive affirmations is the way to get whatever it is your want in life — from a beautiful body, to success.

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Keeping Safe: Training Your Awareness

I teach you how to train your awareness with an awareness technique so that you can stay safe. This technique grows your awareness of body language so that you develop a more subtle awareness of people. This is different to merely judging people by surface indicators such as whether the person looks rich, successful or respectable. It can protect you in the sense that you recongise threats early on, and it can also help […]

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Updated Thoughts on Mutism

I mainly experience mutism when in a group conversation or when overwhelmed in a foreign language speaking environment. There’s also a third, less predictable way that I become mute and that is to do with certain people. From the first moment when I encounter one of these people, I’m either completely mute or can only say basic words such as ‘hi,’ ‘goodbye’, and ‘thanks.’ Even saying simple words such as these requires a lot […]

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Mutism as Protest

Talking about the idea of choosing mutism as a protest against a particular situation or interaction with a person who is in some way triggering.

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Mutes Anonymous

Talking about my 2 and a half years of muteness.

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Descent into the underworld

I’ve had the experience of living in many different places in my life, different countries, and each time the experience offered me a gift, in that it unlocked a part of my personality that I didn’t know before. Among the things I’ve learnt are to be able to feel a deep connection with nature (Nepal), social confidence (Dubai), and adventurousness of spirit (Amsterdam). But living in Turkey has been a different experience. What I’ve mainly […]

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Empathy and Caring

Sympathy, Empathy, and Caring (Part Three of Three): False Empathy and Authentic Caring

Guest Post by Nina LaLumia

In a previous post, Jade criticised a video on the topic of empathy by Brené Brown. In the third and final part of this series, I aim to make clear in my own terms what’s helpful, and what’s misleading and even false, about what Brené Brown says.

In relation to ‘sympathy,’ the word ‘empathy’ is fairly new. […]

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The Social Function of Emotions

Sympathy, Empathy, and Caring (Part Two of Three): Understanding Emotions from an Evolutionary Perspective

Guest Post by Nina LaLumia

 

“Justice is that which benefits your friends and harms your enemies.”

Polemarchus in Plato’s Republic

 

Chimpanzees and bonobos are human beings’ closest living relatives, since we all share a common ancestor—some kind of ape that lived five or six million years ago. By looking at how chimpanzees live, we […]

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