Posts Tagged Mental Health

How to Approach and Assist an Angry Person


We all encounter angry people in every walk of life. Some will confront them, others avoid them like the plague. There are times when either approach is acceptable. I do not like drama. However, I am concerned about others when they appear upset. And I am very knowledgeable as to how to help them. After […]

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7 Steps to Positive Self Talk


Most of us are in constant mental chatter. We talk to ourselves all day long and, unfortunately, this self talk is frequently negative. Often it is tainted with guilt about our past or anxiety about our future. This negativity can destroy any seed of hope that we may otherwise have in striving for our dreams. […]

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Why You Might Just Be a Perfectionist


I understand. You’re not a perfectionist. You’re just picky. Or ‘hard on yourself’. Or you ‘have high standards’. Or you like things to be done properly. Guess what? * If you’re emails, tweets & Facebook posts are free of spelling mistakes, you just might be a perfectionist. * If you noticed the typo in the […]

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5 Ways to Cultivate Patience


OK, this is an old joke, so forgive me if you’ve heard it. A psychologist is giving a talk and describes how every couple has its own unique frequency of making love. She then asks people in the audience to state how often they have sex. Hands shot up as she called out “Once a […]

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The 5 Blocks to Happiness (and How to Overcome Them)


Happiness is such a subjective term. It means so many different things to different people. But there are common blocks that apply to us all, and they may not be what you think. Let me explain. Most of us think that the blocks to our happiness involve things like not having enough money or being […]

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5 Reasons Why You Might Want to End Your Relationship


When I married my ex-husband in 1963, I was determined to create a stable, loving relationship. I wanted an intact family where we could raise our children and share the joys of our grandchildren. We did raise our children together, but ended the marriage after 30 years. We do get to share the joys of […]

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Being “Right” vs. Being “Alive”


In most relationships, an ongoing fight simmers just below the surface. Sometimes the conflict appears subtle but at other times it is outright war. People have grown up in a sea of discord and have been socialized to expect it and accept it. In other words, fighting is “normal.” Transformation is both instantaneous and cumulative. […]

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