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Thinking about childbirth has always filled me with anxiety.

Experiences from friends, relatives, and podcasts weren't exactly encouraging: Perineal laceration, defecation, pain, thick needles, screaming… Everything I heard about giving birth so far sounded horrible.

When I found out I was pregnant a few months ago, I ignored that I…

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“The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply.” — Stephen R. Covey

Our fast-paced society has taught us to find solutions for everything immediately.

We want to function on many levels and even listening to friends became an act of efficient problem-solving instead…

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Delivering and raising children has never been more lonely for mothers.

Our individualistic society has brought us to a place where we spend a lot of time alone or in front of our screens. We do not live in communities to share knowledge and wisdom easily. Our families are smaller…

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Best-selling author Denis Waitley says:

“The greatest gift you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.”

Becoming independent is one of the most important skills humans need to become happy adults.

As a school teacher, I see overprotected and discouraged children every day…

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Do you often feel like you're not good enough, insufficient, or even worthless?

For many years, I've been excessively comparing myself to others.

In kindergarten, it was the other girls ruling the playground and having plenty of friends and admirers, whereas I was playing by myself. In school, it was…

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