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Anger

Addiction and Physical Abuse

October is Bullying Prevention Month, so let’s break the silence surrounding all types of physical abuse. Let’s speak about the negative ramifications of childhood abuse, and talk openly about the repercussions.Specifically, today...
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Hope

Today I Love The Morning Show

Morning light showToday I love the morning show of light and cloud and sky that the sunrise has created for me, for us, those of us who have been fortunate enough to see it today. I love that the covers on the motorcycles puff up like monsters in a slight breeze,...
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General

Free Live Webinar: Healing from an Unloving Mother

As central as the mother-child relationship is to psychological health, that of the mother and her daughter has its own specificity. Daughters whose emotional needs weren’t met in childhood or who were actively disparaged, ignored, controlled, or scapegoated emerge into adulthood with specific deficits. They may not even know the
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General

Best of Our Blogs: October 17, 2017

Did you ever walk into a room and notice you’re drawn to and repelled by certain people? People are mirrors and we can use this knowledge to understand ourselves. Maybe that new co-worker exhibits qualities you wish you had or an acquaintance is expressing qualities you dislike in yourself. Maybe
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Bipolar

Use Journaling to Gain Power, Insight, and Perspective

"In the diary you find proof that in situations which today would seem unbearable, you lived, looked around and wrote down observations, that this right hand moved then as it does today, when we may be wiser because we are able to look back upon our former condition, and for that very reason have got...
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Conflict Resolution

The Loneliness of the Long-Hours Worker

Today, employers are demanding more hours from their white collar employees, with the aim of increasing production. However, studies have shown that, in fact, productivity does not really increase with long hours. In addition, experts show that the average overworked employee is lonelier and apt to suffer from various emotional and physical problems.Some...
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General

Can You Judge Someone by How They Say “Hello”?

People generally aren’t slow to form first impressions of each other. In fact, it turns out we jump to all sorts of conclusions based only on how someone says “hello.” Trustworthiness is one character trait people are ready to assess from a simple greeting. A recent study looked for patterns
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General

Self-Control Training Could Improve Depression

People who are experiencing depression have more trouble self-regulating as well as exerting control over their own thoughts and actions. It’s possible, then, that honing peoples self-control could reduce their depressive symptoms. That idea was the starting point for a recent study that looked at the effects of a self-control
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General

One Overlooked Reason Why Changing Is So Hard

We all know that changing your life is rarely easy. Even when we know what we want and what to do to get it, it doesn’t always quite work out. Why?Factors like skill, experience, knowledge, opportunity, luck, health, dedication, motivation, consistency, and so on aside, there is one reason why changing your life is so difficult...
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Career Strategy

Even The Best Screenwriters Get Rewritten

A lot of aspiring screenwriters think that when they become established screenwriters they will be able to preserve their vision in their work.  However, unlike playwrights and novelists, they will never have the last word on their screenplays.Even the best screenwriters get rewritten.The most important reason for rewrites is to get a film -- that’s not...
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Commitment

Sangha

Linda: In the Bhuddhist tradition, Sangha is a word in Pali and Sanskrit meaning association, assembly, company or community and refers to both the monastic community of monks and nuns, plus laymen...
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Psychology

#metoo: How to Respond to Sexual Trauma

Many of you have probably seen friends post "#metoo" on Twitter, Facebook and social media.  In the wake of recent allegations of multiple sexual harassment and sexual assault per Harvey Weinstein, actress Alyssa Milano started the #MeToo campaign on for victims of sexual assault to break their silence...
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ADHD

I Hate Being Sick

Health Care for the distracted ...There are some things that are universal. Whether you have ADHD or not, very few people like being sick.I'll admit that there have been times when I've been under the weather and felt like I appreciated the excuse to take a break, but I've never really...
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Hope

Today I Love That Crescent Moon

Spelunking adventuresToday I love that crescent moon that I glimpsed out the window before the clouds drifted over it like curtains, hiding its bashful curves from prying eyes. I love being up early in the morning though I cannot deny that I also love sleep and sleeping in. I love that...
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