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Naming Your Emotions

You get into an argument for the 100th time with your spouse. By the end of it, you two are yelling. You know you are mad now, but you aren’t sure how things got so out of hand in the first place. You’ve always had some trouble effectively communicating your feelings when you are upset[…]

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Breaking Unhealthy Patterns

You’ve been here before. You are sitting on the edge of your bed, wondering how you got this way. This wasn’t the life you imagined for yourself. You figured surely you would be married with childre and working at a boring job you only sort of hated by now. Instead, you’re living at home and[…]

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Dating Mistakes Men Do That Kills Success With Women

  I recently had the opportunity to contribute to an expert round up about dating and dynamics between men and women. More specifically, I was asked to comment on dating mistakes that men make which ultimately kills their ability to be successful with women. See my contribution below and then take a moment to check[…]

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Conscious Coping

“When you know better, you do better” – Maya Angelou Though these words were not spoken with a perspective on mental health in mind, they could not ring more true in this context. Anxiety, depression, relationship difficutlies, and other mental health issues are extremely prevelant. However, there’s a reason many of us don’t end up[…]

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What’s Wrong With Me?

You come home from work for 5th time this week later than you anticipated. Your husband isn’t happy about it, per usual. You expect that he will be angry and sarcastically apologize first thing when you walk in the door. This almost immediately leads to yet another argument. You feel defeated and wonder if things[…]

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What’s In A Name? Understanding Your Identity

“When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.” – Ralph Ellison. Invisible Man Identity is a tricky thing. Some people spend their whole lives looking for it. Others seek out every opportunity to avoid it, not wanting to be locked into a particular set of standards or rules. Regardless, the search to understand your[…]

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You’ve Been Meditating Wrong

What do you think of when you think of meditation? Images likely come to mind of Yoga poses or sitting with your legs crossed listening to the sound of running water. Whatever your motivation traditional and stereotypical forms of meditation are perfectly fine. There is nothing wrong with them. That being said, if your goal[…]

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Accept Your Suffering

It’s just like any standard Saturday afternoon. Well, at least a standard Saturday afternoon for you. You’ve gotten dressed for the day and are about to head out. You start crying. Why? Because even though you hadn’t been focusing on it for a few minutes, your momentary relief is quickly severed as you resume thinking[…]