Understanding how your mind works is the first step to Mental Wellness

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Sarah Peláez, M.A, became a clinical psychologist in 2008. Later, she acquired a master’s degree in literacy studies from Western Michigan University. She has over a decade of experience working as a psychologist and learning therapist. As a psychologist, she works with families making use of systemic, behavioral, and analytic strategies. As a learning therapist, she works with preschool and elementary school children with slight and severe learning disabilities. She is currently studying to acquire a master's degree in clinical psychology from the International University of Sarajevo.

Why Are Twins So Close?

My relationship with my identical twin sister has always been very strong and unique. This is why I’ve decided to find out what research says about the twin connection. What is it that makes it so different from any other relationship? Why is it so powerful? What exactly, determines this connection? Long story short

Why are twins so close?

Why are twins so close?
I remember my twin telling me, “Let’s ruin the photo by sticking our tongues out!” Needless to say, my silly sister, Laura Heric, is the one on the left. You don’t think the photo was ruined though, do you?

Trusting Your Gut Feeling About Someone

Trusting your gut feeling about someone

How do you know when you should be trusting your gut feeling about someone?

Serendipity Meaning

serendipity meaning

The meaning “serendipity” first came up in 1754 when English writer Horace Walper used it as a reference to a Persian fairy tale called “The Three Princes of Serendip.” In this fairytale, the princes’ clever ways helped them uncover hidden clues that led them to the most bizarre discoveries —sort of like ancient-times-Sherlock Holmes.  

Benefits of Being in Nature

Benefits of being in nature
Photo by Laura Heric

The benefits of being in nature are numerous. The reason behind this is quite simple: there’s a very strong maternal connection between humans and nature. In fact, nature has been popularized as “Mother Nature” for a very long time, and it’s actually a very accurate description. Just like children come from mothers, we come from nature. Because we were originally ONE with nature, closely and directly intertwined with it; we used to coexist freely and directly with it. 

How to Mend a Broken Heart

A spiritual (yet, scientifically explained) guide for mending a broken heart.

How to mend a broken heart

At some point in your life, you’ll have your heart broken. And not just once, but several times. You may go through the loss of a significant relationship, the death of someone you love, or perhaps, you’ll fail in your career. Whichever the reason, do you know how to mend a broken heart? And perhaps, not only mend it. More important yet, do you know how to gain wisdom and growth out of wretchedness?  

Best Books on Self-Improvement

If you’re currently looking for a book that will help you feel fulfilled and enlightened, then you’ve come to the right place! Below I will depict summaries for 5 of the best books on self-improvement. All must-reads.

We Accept the Love We Think We Deserve

We accept the love we think we deserve

I am an avid devourer of any psychological read. From self-help books to research-based articles, to psychological thrillers. From time to time, I also encounter young adult books with strong and fulfilling messages, like Steven Chbosky’s book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower.  I strongly resonate with his most celebrated quote, “We accept the love we think we deserve,” for one simple reason. The love we think we deserve is the love we are accustomed to.

The Perks of Being Empathetic

Empathetic

Being empathetic means entering the private perceptual world of the other and becoming truly at home in it.

Carl Rogers

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