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Archives for July, 2013

Emotion Skills

Emotional Bruising


 

When you are emotionally sensitive, getting through each day can feel like walking through a carnival full of interesting booths and people but alert to small dangers everywhere. The path is uneven, people are running in the crowds without looking where they are going, some of the games are rigged and mosquitos are buzzing around ready to bite. While most people barely register these issues, they can ruin the day for you. Someone making...
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Learn to Love Small Changes

When your emotions are intense, you may find yourself playing it safe in life. You don't want to take risks for fear that you would be rejected, fail, or not be able to handle new experiences. Really, what if you lose it completely and break out in tears in front of total strangers? Maybe you don't trust yourself to take reasonable risks. Maybe in the past when you've broken out of your...
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The Challenge of Being Happy For Our Friends

Sam and Ellen were best friends. Together they shared movies, devoured pizza, and watched football. They talked about whatever thoughts came into their heads and they were comfortable with silence too. If  Sam needed help, he could count on Ellen. If  Ellen had a rough day, Sam was there to help her get past it.  When Sam couldn't find a job, Ellen looked at ads and gave him leads she got through her friends. They supported each...
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