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Archives for April, 2017

Mental Health

Inspirational Quotes to Help You Know Yourself and Live Authentically


Many of our greatest thinkers wrote about the importance of understanding ourselves and living authentically.

But living authentically isn’t as easy as it seems. Starting in childhood, we’re told to cover up our feelings – little boys are told to stop crying and little girls are told to be quiet. Well-intentioned parents sometimes try to mold us into who they want us to be, rather than who we really...
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boundaries

How High Achievers Can Build Stronger Relationships by Setting Boundaries and Embracing Imperfection

I’m surrounded by high-achievers. I live in Silicon Valley and it seems like everyone’s just launched a start-up company, bought a new Tesla, or their kid got into an Ivy League college. All this achieving is great – it drives innovation, solves problems, and fuels our economy – but it can also take a toll on individuals and their relationships.

I encounter people every day...
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Commitment

30 Practices To Boost Well Being

Practices to raise your happiness quotient.


Linda: There is a strong element of choice in our level of happiness. Indeed we do decide to be happy, but that’s only for starters. Then we are challenged to CULTIVATE happiness by actively pursuing the practices that give...
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People Pleasing

3 Ways to Know Yourself Better

Given that we’re with ourselves 24/7, it seems we’d know ourselves extremely well, but it’s actually not so simple to truly know yourself.
Why is it so hard to know yourself?
Busyness is one of the biggest obstacles to knowing yourself. When we’re constantly on the go, distracted, or multi-tasking, it’s nearly impossible to...
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Therapy

Linking Attachment Issues & Addiction Issues: An Interview with Dr. Susan Johnson


In 2008, my much admired colleague, Dr. Susan Johnson, published her groundbreaking book, Hold Me Tight, bringing the concept of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a treatment approach she’d been developing for more than 20 years, to the masses. For me, this was a was an “our world has shifted” moment, as it crystallized and codified a methodology for couples and family therapy that made perfect sense to me and worked beautifully...
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