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Archives for October, 2013

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Who Comes First–Bride Or Parents?

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Someone sent me a link to an advice article by writer Emily Yoffee aka Dear Prudence, an advice columnist in Slate.  My friend told me the advice in the article rankled her and she couldn't quite put her finger on why.

In the piece, a man writes in and says that his bride is upset because his family wants to take photos of him, his parents and siblings, iat the wedding, but excluding the...
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Dealing With The STRESS Of Travel

The busy travel season is almost upon us, causing stress for many. Mind, body, and soul are all affected by the stress of new routines, lack of sleep, anxiety about being on time for planes, traffic, schlepping heavy luggage, new foods, and more.

A doctor, a frequent flyer, and an author who used to be claustrophobic weigh in with their best advice to reduce travel stress.
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Talking Meditation Unravels Painful Thoughts

There is a school of thought.

It teaches that the way you think is organic and fluid. It arises from your intellect, life experiences, emotions and feelings.

It teaches that the main way we are able to profoundly change our thoughts is either from a steady diet of outside influence (brainwashing as in a cult, intense propaganda, life-long "education") or relentless inner work which can be repressive and rigid and stifle the freedom to be...
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3 Types Of Twisted Thinking That Get You Nowhere

We all experience cognitive distortions sometimes. But twisted thinking becomes a problem when it dominates our thinking style and reflects flawed beliefs.

Cognitive distortions send us repetitive, and incorrect, feedback. They self-perpetuate, blocking self-actualization, personal growth, and happiness. In other words, twisted thinking is often a kind of unconscious self-sabotage.

Below are three really common types of twisted thinking that get you nowhere.
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SOAR: A Breakthrough Treatment For Fear Of Flying

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Last year I wrote about SOAR, the online course for fearful flyers created by pilot and psychotherapist, Captain Tom Bunn. The course was terrific, only I didn't stick with it. I got very busy with work and even though I had potential flight plans, I didn't practice the exercises as I should have.

To my surprise, however, I felt I had benefited, from what I did spend time...
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Three Types Of Irrational Thoughts–They’re Magic

Irrational thoughts, also known as "cognitive distortions", can do a number on our emotions, sending us into sadness, depression, mild anger, rage, anxiety and more.

"Magical thinking" is one type of cognitive distortion. It identifies causal relationships between two unrelated occurrences, such as stepping on a sidewalk crack, breaking someone's back. Except you really believe it!

Two subsets of magical thinking (some say they are two separate types of cognitive distortion) are "mind reading" and "fortune telling".

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