Archive for category: Psychology

There Are 7 Types of Inner Critics – Here’s How to Identify & Calm Yours

There are 7 types of inner critics: heres how to identify and calm yours by Athena Laz

There Are 7 Types of Inner Critics – Here’s How to Identify & Calm Yours It’s a common scene; I’m working with a client, one-on-one, when her loud inner critic rears its ugly head. Her inner critic is a punitive taskmaster. Its elixir: spilling words of fear designed to...

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Cosmopolitan Mag Column on How to Stop Self-Sabotaging your Success

Q: Hi Athena, I want to start off by saying that I love your column!I’m struggling at the moment because I find myself self-sabotaging. I often read articles about how people are afraid of failure. Well … I think I’m afraid of success. This probably sounds crazy but I’m really...

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How to Manage Fear Around the News & Politics

How to manage fear around negative news and politics by Athena Laz

 Q: Hi Athena, I’m starting to feel really frazzled by external world events. I wake up and scroll through my feeds, and just feel so depressed and fearful. The world feels like one giant mess. I feel so helpless, like what can I do? I’m just one person. How can...

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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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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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Ladies Who Lead Podcast with Luna Love & Athena Laz

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LADIES WHO LEAD  I had a blast connecting with Luna Love from Ladies Who Lead . In this video interview we talk about the modern adaptations of self-help, psychology, leadership and being a #GirlBoss. This episode is useful for any soul having a human experience to gain better understanding and...

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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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Nourishing Real Talk Podcast on Business & Life Development

This is your permission slip with Athena Laz

Nourishing Real Talk Podcast Interview  When we want to make big changes in our lives and our businesses, we are often bombarded with tips, tricks, techniques, strategies, and advice from all sides about how we should make it happen. In this podcast interview we discuss bringing a fresh inside...

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Change your story, change your life.

Change your story, change your life. Most people know that they want to experience something better but at the same time they cannot imagine things being better.  Knowing what we don’t want to experience in our lives is easy. Knowing what we do want is  sometimes more difficult to define....

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Happiness is a choice you make.

 Happiness is a choice.  It’s an elusive concept, this notion of happiness. Buddhists believe that if one can simply accept the idea that life contains suffering, then happiness becomes accessible because suffering has been accepted. Author, Gretchen Rubin wrote a bestselling book on the subject titled, The Happiness Project....

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Courage

Courage is an act of self-empowerment . Athena Laz.

How to take a step forward when you lack courage It takes a lot of nerve to create a life that you love. Not a life that someone else thinks that you should live or the life your parents or partner have mapped out for you. A life that...

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How to stop complaining & start living.

Do you complain too much?

How to Stop Complaining & Start Living Everyone has something to complain about and sometimes venting it is helpful. But what if you are a chronic complainer? The type of person that wakes up and wishes the weather was different and then just keeps on complaining all day through. It seems...

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Busting Perfectionism

Busting Perfectionism with Athena Laz

Busting Out of Perfectionism “Good enough is good enough. Perfect will make you a big fat mess every time. ” Rebecca Wells If you are anything like me you’ll have read that quote and nodded in agreement. I would be lying if I said I didn’t fall into the...

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