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Surviving Childhood Trauma

  Since the inception of Sative magazine, we have written articles on relationships, mental health, and self-improvement. We tackle issues that so many of us face but are afraid to talk about in the open. Our dream is to create a community of people who gets it, that there is someone out there who understands them. This is one man's story on dealing with trauma in a relationship.Sometimes I sit in my room and do nothing but stare at the ceiling. Just trying to understand life, you know? I am tired of hurting. I want to be a better person, you know?I am writing this eulogy to the person I used to be. I am sorry I broke so many...

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Pride and Success

Pride; one of the few words in the English language that has both positive and negative connotations. There is a stigma surrounding pride. I mean, it is number one on the list of seven deadly sins. There are fifty-eight references to "pride" in the Bible. Being proud in the Bible is more than arrogance; it is about advancing our self-will to God's will. All of us must guard against that form of pride. But we all think it's okay to be proud of your family, proud of your country, proud of your religion, and proud of yourself. We encourage it. Ever wished someone "took more pride in their work"? Of course, you have. The idea that we should avoid feeling...

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Are Expectations holding you back?

As my birthday is fast approaching, it was only natural that I started reflecting on my goals and all the expectations that I had set for myself. Your expectations, more than anything else in life, determine your reality. When it comes to achieving your goals, if you do not believe you will succeed, you will not. As I was sitting quietly in my room staring at the ceiling. I could not help but think of the shortcomings of expectations. Before you read further, let me clarify this. I am not a pessimist; I am far from it. I always try to have a positive outlook on life. Expectations are not goals or standards. Expectations are those list of things we...

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The Love issue

Everyone wants a butterflies-in-your-stomach still-in-love-50-years-later kind of love. But, based on the research of failed relationships and marriages, not many are willing to put in the work to accomplish this kind of love. Relationships are hard work. Even the most successful couples admit that keeping their love alive isn’t easy. However, if you’re willing to put in the effort, you can build a long-lasting relationship.The idea of love that most people hold is fundamentally flawed. We have an external focus on love and emotional happiness. Most of us tend to look outside of ourselves for someone who will make us feel whole and happy. When we find someone we then try to be the person they want us to be. In...

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Men only Love Themselves

Men only love themselves. We all have come across that statement, but sometimes what may seem like love is self-hate. In this month's edition of Sative magazine, we try to point out things to keep in mind if you find yourself in love with a man with low self-esteem. Low self-esteem is easy to explain yet hard to understand for some. Low self-esteem is feeling shameful about who you are. Feeling guilty or embarrassed about who you are. You don't love yourself. It's a subjective evaluation of one's worth.    So you love a guy with low self-esteem. I know how hard your relationship must be. He must be a lot to deal with sometimes. I used to be that...

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