Mental Health

How Your Compassion is a Gift to “YOU”

July 24, 2012
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“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” ~ Dalai Lama Nearly all my life, I thought I understood what “compassion” meant. Then four or five years ago, I really “got” it. And when I did, I realized that it was a powerful emotion rather than […]

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Don’t Make Excuses For Your Loved Ones

July 18, 2012
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Do you make excuses for your loved ones?  When discussing them, do you tend to “explain away” their less-than-stellar (in your opinion) conduct?  If you do, then you are carrying a heavy and unnecessary burden. Here are four great reasons to put it down. 1.  Stressful and impossible. Subconsciously, we believe that the more highly regarded […]

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How to Overcome Fear

June 5, 2012
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“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”  Franklin D. Roosevelt If you’re human, you have felt fear:  the fear of being alone, the fear of losing your job, the fear of failure, the fear of sickness, the fear of uncertainty, the fear of not being good enough, and on and on.1 While […]

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Get to Know Your Bad Feelings

April 10, 2012
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Our feelings make us happy; they also make us unhappy.  So we tend to relish the ones that feel good, and run away from the ones that don’t.  The problem with such an approach is that we never learn how to deal with our uncomfortable feelings.  And unbeknownst to us, they control us and run […]

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A Case for Therapy

May 3, 2011
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I saw my therapist (T) the other day.  As I walked to my car afterwards, I felt wonderfully peaceful and one with the world.  In that moment, life was perfect.  I felt grateful for T’s presence in my life.  I felt grateful for what I had learned from her.  I ate lunch in the sun […]

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