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How I Used to Be Afraid of Intimidating Men and Why It Does Not Faze Me Anymore

I have a secret to share. I used to be afraid of intimidating other people. Specifically, men. Since my early 20s (I’m 28 at this point of writing), I’ve been regarded as a “power woman”. I’ve constantly been described as “smart”, “intelligent”, “courageous”, “driven”, “powerful”,…

 

Ask Celes – What Do We Do When We Have Been Betrayed by a Friend?

“How should we react when we find out that a friend betrayed us? How do I turn my anger into something positive instead but without being on the losing end? I was promised a great opportunity by a friend but found out that she secretly…

 

How To Make Small Talk with *Anyone* in 5 Easy-Peasy Ways (Examples Included!)

This is part of a series on interpersonal communication. 8 Simple Steps To Overcome Shyness* (bonus article in Personal Excellence Book, Volume 2) The Secret To Meaningful, Fulfilling Social Relationships (How To Remove Social Anxiety From Your Life) How To Make Small Talk with *Anyone* in…

 

Ask Celes – How Can I Be a Good Friend to Others Without Them Taking Advantage of Me?

“I want to be a good friend and a good person to people. How can I do that without them taking advantage of me?” ~ Victoria Hey Victoria, thanks for your question. Well, the short answer is that you can’t. Let me rephrase. I don’t…

 

Ask Celes – How Can I Stop Being the Giver in a Relationship/Friendship?

Hey Celes, I’ve always been the listener, the one who gives in, and the one who holds back for others. But now I just really want someone to hear me out and understand where I’m coming from. Is this expectation silly? Or I should try…

 

Ask Celes – Are You the Only Child? Do You Have Siblings?

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Are you the only child? How many siblings do you have and are you the 1st, 2nd or 3rd daughter? ~ Fufu Hi Fufu! I’m not the only child. I have one elder brother (whom I have casually referenced to before in my anger series and…

 

#KindnessChallenge Day 9: Write a Letter to Someone Who Has Made a Difference in Your Life

This is Day 9 of the 14-Day Kindness Challenge for Nov 2012 where hundreds of participants from around the world get together in spirit to do 14 acts of kindness over 14 days. The challenge is now over, but you can still do the tasks in…

 

#KindnessChallenge Day 6: Talk to Someone You Don’t Normally Talk To

This is Day 6 of the 14-Day Kindness Challenge for Nov 2012 where hundreds of participants from around the world get together in spirit to do 14 acts of kindness over 14 days. The challenge is now over, but you can still do the tasks in…

 

My History with Anger and How I Decided to Let Go of It, Part 1: Growing Up in a Household of Anger

This is part one of my five-part anger series, sharing my history with anger, how I have consciously decided to let go of it, along with a guide on how you can overcome anger as well. My History with Anger and How I Decided to Let Go of…

 

What Childhood Stories Are You Reenacting in Your Life Today?

Many years ago when I was a small child (I’m 28 as of this year), there was a point when I thought I was going blind. I accidentally got soap into my eyes while showering and my eyes stung and smarted thereafter. I thought that…

 

How To Make Life’s Hardest Decisions (3 Useful Decision Making Methods To Help You Solve Current Dilemmas)

Celes, after 25 years of marriage, I find myself alongside someone from whom I’ve grown apart. I’ve lost all desire to be with this person and yet the thought of being without him scares me to pieces. I’m a successful businesswoman who is able to…