Archive for category: Mental Health & Well being

Danielle LaPorte – Goal Setting, Spiritual Activism and Showing Up

Athena Laz interviews Danielle LaPorte on How To Set Goals With Soul, Spiritual Activism, Intuition & Success.

How to Set Goals with Soul with Danielle LaPorte   Danielle LaPorte is an invited member of Oprah’s inaugural Super Soul 100, a group who, in Oprah Winfrey’s words, “is uniquely connecting the world together with a spiritual energy that matters.” She is author of The Fire Starters Sessions, and The Desire Map: A...

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You Deserve to Take Up Space in the World- a sign in self-care & self-love

You deserve to take up space in the world. A lesson in self-love & self-care.

 You Deserve to Take Up Space in the World I was doing my weekly shop and quite frankly on autopilot, when it came time for me to actually drive out of the centre. I systematically got my parking ticket out and was about to just put it into the...

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Cosmopolitan Column on Recognizing Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Cosmopolitan Column on how to recognize generalized anxiety disorder by Athena Laz

The difference between GAD and Everyday Anxiety Hey Athena, I’m always anxious about all sorts of things – like crime, politics, weather, work and relationships. In fact, I worry about almost everything and I feel like this is holding me back. Sometimes, I like to imagine what my life would...

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How to Heal Love Addiction and Trauma with Christine Gutierrez

Athena Laz interviews Christine Gutierrez on love addiction, trauma and healing

Ever feel like you may be addicted to love? A love addiction is when we you perpetuate a romantic relationship (or the intense desire to be in a relationship) despite it being harmful to you. Love addicts often place their emotional needs on the back-burner.  Either obsessively focusing on...

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Reactive VS Responsive Communication

Reactive VS Responsive Communication by Athena Laz

 Reactive VS Responsive Communication (This Q&A was originally featured in my #AskAthena Column In Cosmopolitan Magazine) Q: Hi Athena, I’ve been working at a great company for the past 5 years & have really loved most of my work colleagues but in September I was assigned a new manager...

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Dealing with Loss , Grief & Trauma

How to deal with grief after a traumatic loss by Athena Laz

How to Deal with Loss, Grief & Trauma Hi Athena, I just wanted to start off by saying that your column gives me strength. I see that everyone has something that they are struggling with and it motivates me to keep going. I’m writing to you because my friend...

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How to be More Self-Confident & Develop Great Self-Esteem

How to feel more self-confident with Athena Laz

  How to be More Self-Confident & Develop Great Self-Esteem   The choices we make are rooted in the inner esteem that we carry and then project onto the world. Anything from an unkind partner to being too frightened to ask for a pay raise can be linked to...

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How to Identify a Toxic Love Relationship

How to identify a toxic love relationship & stop self-sabotaging by Athena Laz

How to identify a toxic love relationship   Q: Hi Athena, I have been with a guy for almost 8 years and it hasn’t been an all joyful relationship. Over the past year he changed on me. He became harsh, disrespectful and rude which brought me to tears all...

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Cosmopolitan Column : I Think I’m Suffering from a Low-Grade Depression. What Can I Do to Make Myself Feel Better?

How to Beat Depression & Dysthymia with Athena Laz.

Question : Hi Athena, I think I’m suffering from a low-grade depression. I’m a student and not on medical aid, so I can’t afford therapy sessions. What can I do to make myself feel better? – Andiswa My Answer:  Hi Andiswa, I’m so glad that you decided to reach out, because there...

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How to Recognize, Approach and Release Toxic Relationships

My friend only calls when she needs something. Q&A with Athena Laz.

Question : Hi Athena, I feel like my friend only calls me when she needs something. We also only ever do what she wants. If I suggest something, she often dismisses it. I’m starting to resent her and avoid her but at the same time I don’t want to be lonely....

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