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Archives for April, 2015

anxiety

If They Don’t Call Or Text You Back, Do They Hate You?

Sometimes it can be hard to put yourself in someone else's shoes and see things from their perspective, especially if it concerns your relationship with them. Here's a thought exercise for those who feel rejected when good friends are too busy to text or call or see them for a short period of time:
Imagine your busiest day ever.
You have to wake up over an hour earlier than normal...
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Communication

The One Person You Should NEVER Say You’re Sorry To

  writes:
"Sometimes, on rare occasions, apologizing is the worst thing you can do. It allows a person who is in the wrong to feel superior. It feeds their narcissism."
This doesn't really tally with what I believe—that saying you're sorry, asking for forgiveness, and making peace are literally requirements for mature and moral folks; that even if you're not really in the wrong it's best to swallow your pride...
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anxiety

Dogs Help Veterans With PTSD

Although there does not seem to be definitive clinical evidence that shows that the use of psychiatric service dogs can help people with PTSD, many people instinctively grasp that the relationship between a dog and his or her owner can be so emotionally satisfying, loving, and joyful that even without scientific proof, we believe in the potential healing power of a close dog-human relationship.
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