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Premeditatio Malorum: The Importance of Negative Visualization

Many people will tell you that positive thinking is the optimum way to get yourself through the downturns of life. While it is useful to try and have a hopeful attitude, refusing to acknowledge negative experiences and difficult times for what they are actually has the potential to worsen your struggles. Premeditatio Malorum is a

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Demystifying spiritual awakening

Here at MindOwl, we are determined to present meditation and mindfulness as dogma-free, non-esoteric practises that anyone can participate in; when it comes to discussions surrounding spiritual awakening that intention becomes pretty difficult to maintain. You may have heard the term ‘spiritual awakening’ used before when discussing the practice of meditation. It is often used

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Nobody understands me: What should I do?

“Nobody understands me” Have you ever thought this to yourself? If you feel like no one understands you, then you’re not alone. It’s actually quite common for humans to be misunderstood. After all, other people don’t have access to your thoughts, so they’re never going the see the world exactly as you see it. Also,

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Self esteem vs Self acceptance

Self-esteem vs self-acceptance: Which is more important?

When it comes to discussing mental health, self-esteem and self-acceptance are important topics.  But what’s the difference between self-esteem and self-acceptance? Self-esteem is a measure of how we think we compare to others. But, because others can change, so too can our self-esteem. Self-acceptance, on the other hand, is timeless and enduring. It is achieved

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How to get to know your self

How to get to know yourself

Getting to know yourself – or developing self-awareness – is important. It might seem like a self-absorbed thing to do, but it’s not. Ironically, self-awareness can prevent you from becoming too self-absorbed.   What do I mean by this? Well, if you truly know yourself, then‘self’ takes on a new meaning. It becomes altogether more

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What is self care and why is it important

Is self-care simply an indulgent buzz word, or is it perhaps the key to achieving success, whatever success, in fact, looks like to us as an individual? It is easy to forget to take care of ourselves in our busy lives. However, how much does this really matter? The truth is that self-care and learning

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