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Sabine Starr

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Good Advice on Advice Giving

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

You can recognize good people by how much they like to give advice on any topic. I love seeing it, because it speaks of a kind heart and a desire to help. As a society, we need as many people as possible to act this way. As a mental health professional, who took over 10,000 […]

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How Not to Catch Free Floating Anxieties

| October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Mrs. Freud The first time I heard it during psychology training I thought that the term “free floating anxiety” sounded like something one could catch – like a cold. While they are not contagious from one person to another, I believe that we can “catch” free floating anxieties from various things that surround us. […]

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The Price of a Good Life

| September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Mrs. Freud “Of course I want to live a good life,” is the astonished answer of anyone I have ever asked if they aspire to live a good life. However, in my 15 years as a psychologist as well as life coach, I have come across many instances where significant resistance arose as soon […]

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A Changing World, the Weather and You

| August 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Mrs. Freud Time is moving faster and harder. Even the weather is not like it used to be. Kids don´t know how to behave anymore. Politicians: don´t even get me started. No matter how difficult times seem today, compared to yesterday, we always have our psychological perspective of what’s occurring. In any given time […]

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Intuition – A Hunch Worth Following Up On?

| July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Mrs. Freud The dictionary of psychology gives two definitions of intuition that leave the inquisitive mind none the wiser at first: intuition is said to be a mode of immediate understanding and knowing without conscious thought or judgment. The origin of this understanding is described to be either a) somehow mystical or b) the […]

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Ego: Good or Bad?

| June 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Mrs. Freud This is the third part of Sigmund Freud´s structural model of the psyche – the ego. Most of the time this term has a negative connotation and gives the impression that it is standing in the way of being a nice person. Having a “big ego” speaks of someone being overly invested […]

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The Animal in Us

| May 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Mrs. Freud Last month I kicked off the new column with one of Freud´s three parts of the personality structure: “ID – Ego – Super-Ego” (find at This month I continue with the second one, the ID. The ID is all about primitive and animalistic drives, desires and pleasure. It contains our instinctive […]

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People Always Remember How We Made Them Feel

| March 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Relationships, interactions and negotiations are clearly a big part of our lives. There are countless seminars, workshops, books and blogs available in order to learn techniques on how to optimize, maximize and strategize. They tell us how to act in order to get good results out of others. Clearly, tools and knowledge about the dynamics […]

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Leave Judgment to the Judges

| February 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Every time a new TV show pops up with the setting containing a board of judges, I sigh and dig in my heels knowing we’re losing our ability to communicate effectively because the norm is now to devalue people. Meaning, while such shows seem to be very popular, we are continuously desensitized to giving judgment […]

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Transformation Instead of Resolutions

| January 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s another new year, and another fresh start. The first days of January have a special quality and are full of promise. Although I am a professional in habit changes and it is my passion, I am not fond of New Year´s resolutions. Too often have I seen them just ending up as empty promises […]

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