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Kindness Begins With You

Kindness Begins With You

“Always be kind to others and never expect anything in return”, a popular saying most of us heard in our growing years. Being kind has always been a virtue one possesses to be considered a compassionate and good natured person. Culturally, we have been indoctrinated to look away from ourselves and be there for others. Being there for ourselves or being kind is interpreted as being selfish, weak, complacent, indulging in self pity, or even narcissistic.  We are our own…

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Guilt Trip

Guilt Trip

‘I feel bad’ ‘It is my fault’ ‘I will never forgive myself’ Sounds familiar? Relatable? The emotion experienced here is Guilt: a self-conscious, moral emotion. It drives us to do things that are socially appropriate.  It also acts as a red-flag that signals the need for empathy towards others. Everybody experiences guilt- at work, with friends, family, colleagues and romantic partners. You may feel guilty if your sibling is shouted at because you spilled the beans or you could feel…

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