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If You Want to Be Happy, Self-Compassion and Kindness Towards Yourself Are Not Optional

By Ms Daniela Beer-Becker, Psychologist | 2020-01-27

Learning to be kind, accepting, and compassionate towards yourself is a prerequisite for happiness, it is not optional. The only way emotional healing and growth can happen in your life is if you choose to become your own best friend and cheerleader. Self-judgment, self-hatred, and self-criticism will keep you stuck, and sabotage your healing and…

your mission statement

Your Mission Statement: Your Inner Compass That Will Keep You Focused and on Course

By Ms Daniela Beer-Becker, Psychologist | 2020-01-27

My experience is that in order to thrive and build a life I love, I need to be in touch on a daily basis with my mission statement (aka my inner compass). That is, I need to slow down and be clear on how I want to live this day, how I want to treat…

how to stop worrying when my anxiety is taking over

How to Stop Worrying When My Anxiety Is Taking over and I Am Feeling Helpless

By Ms Daniela Beer-Becker, Psychologist | 2020-01-24

Have you ever experienced any of the following anxiety symptoms: shortness of breath, a smothering sensation in your chest, dizziness, heart palpitations, trembling, sweating, a choking sensation, nausea, abdominal stress, numbness, tingling in your extremities, flushes, chills, or chest pain?  I for sure have experienced some of them in the past and, just like you,…

Choosing forgiveness to be happy

There Is No Way Around it: Choose Forgiveness If You Want to Be Happy

By Ms Daniela Beer-Becker, Psychologist | 2020-01-24

There is no peaceful, joyous life without forgiveness. That is, forgiving myself and forgiving others. We all have hurt ourselves and others, and have been hurt by others. This is part of the human condition.  Hanging on to anger and resentment is like drinking a cup of poison, hoping the other person will die. Or,…

the power of gratitude

The Power of Gratitude – a Quick Way to Move from Dissatisfaction to Contentment

By Ms Daniela Beer-Becker, Psychologist | 2020-01-13

Each time I practice gratitude in my life, I see such a powerful positive difference that it makes me want to share my experience with you. If you are a bit like me, it is easy for you to see the bad in yourself,  your loved ones, and your life in general. I can see…

how to increase happiness in your life

Expand the Good: How to Increase Happiness in Your Life

By Ms Daniela Beer-Becker, Psychologist | 2020-01-06

I want to share with you how you can increase your happiness significantly in your life, without it changing at all, staying exactly how it is right now.  That is because happiness has little to do with outward changes, but is a skill that needs to be learned. It is a way of seeing the…