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How Coping with Anger Helps You to Face Your Feelings and Create Greater Health

5 Minutes Read The term offense comes from the Latin ‘offensa’: striking against hurt or displeasure. It is the action of attacking. This is what anger does. Anger is a weapon that we use to protect us from emotional discomfort. Sad is a vulnerable, ugly teared gut wrenching immobilizing feeling. Anger does its dirty work. Sad isn’t satisfied […]

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4 Ways Peaceful Protest Can Improve Your Self Worth

6 Minutes Read I am very conscious that standing up or standing out in protest is often dangerous and scary. There seems to be more evidence than ever. This week we have watched the death of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, VA. She took a stand and died. We have seen Google and GoDaddy refuse to host the alt-right

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I Believe In You – Overcoming Challenges with these Six Easy to Implement Tips

4 Minutes Read Is finding a way on overcoming challenges something you are working on? I believe in you. You can do it! Overcoming challenges is not something I only come across in my daily therapy work but also in my daily life. Here are six easy to implement tips that work for me any time, no matter

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How To Repair Your Relationship: Stop Doing These Five Things

5 Minutes Read Do you know how to repair your relationship? There are certain behaviors we do which are the kiss of death for our relationships. They often start small. As they build into repetitive or habitual behavior, they become difficult to stop. If we don’t see an immediate consequence, we do it more. Once the consequences start

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Number #1 Happiness Killer: Stress – How to Use the Serenity Prayer to Find Stress Relief

4 Minutes Read You have too much stress. You don’t want to adult anymore. Maybe you feel like you CAN’T adult anymore. Too many things have pressed down on you. You can’t catch your breath or a break. You just want to be happy. It’s a great idea but how are you going to do it? How are

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What’s the Big Deal with Positive Thinking?

6 Minutes Read Neuroscience. That is the big deal. Personally, I like to understand how things work. Once I have some evidenced based knowledge, it is much easier for me to embrace a new way of doing things. To learn positivity, I had to become aware of my negativity, understand how to change it and believe in the

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Forgiving Someone You Hate

3 Minutes Read Forgiving someone you hate is hard. Most people don’t enjoy the feeling of hatred.  It’s an intense feeling and a burden to carry. Hatred usually develops following severe or repetitive perception of betrayal. These days, a lot of people express hatred towards members of government. I am frequently asked about forgiveness. People usually feel it’s a

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The Exquisite Pain of Grief and Loss

4 Minutes Read The pain of losing someone or something you love can be debilitating. Some of you have lost precious relationships from death or divorce while others have lost health or independence. It’s amazing how long pain can linger, sometimes with no clear path to relief. We have all experienced grief and loss, it is an inevitable

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What Is Self Care?

3 Minutes Read I am so glad you asked! Self care is so many things! Self care is: saying no, exercising, asking for help, saying “I am sorry”, meditating, getting enough rest, forgiving yourself, eating healthy foods, being vulnerable, learning about yourself, making mistakes, letting go, healing old wounds, going to the doctor, taking a break, knowing what

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Do you have Fear of the Unknown?

3 Minutes Read I have been working on getting comfortable with my fear of the unknown.  There was a period of time in my life when it seemed like everything was constantly changing. I wanted to understand more about how to deal with uncertainty and change. As I began paying closer attention to my clients that were experiencing extreme uncertainty.  I also

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