Every moment a hundred or so thoughts flood your mind. Many go unnoticed and unchecked. By the end of the day you’re anxious, depressed or in a foul mood, but don’t know why.

We pay more attention to what we eat than the thoughts we ingest daily. But what we think can play as important a role as our diet.

On the road to a healthy mind, pause to be witness to what you’re thinking. Watch and listen without judgment. Then, choose a different path.

When we pay attention to what’s going on in our mind, we may discover the root (e.g. controlling parents? manipulative boss?) of our negative thoughts.

4 Effects of a Controlling Upbringing People Struggle With
(Psychology of Self) – This explains why you’ve struggled with people-pleasing and indecision all your life.

Protecting Yourself from Manipulation
(The Recovery Expert) – Read what secret ingredient manipulators need to manipulate you.

Are You Highly Happy? 10 Simple Tips and Quick Quiz
(Psychoeducation in Psychotherapy) – How much do you share with the highly happy people in your life? Find out here.

The Sad Truth About Adult Sibling Rivalry
(Knotted) – If you have more than one child, you need to read this.

The Narcissist’s Puppet
(Narcissism Meets Normalcy) – Are you or have you ever been a narcissist’s puppet? This post may surprise you.