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Jealousy

Jealousy can be toxic to a relationship. I meet with many clients who regularly fight this demon. If you experience extreme jealousy it will require professional attention. I recently met with a very insecure middle-aged woman who wanted help for her jealous tendencies. Her boyfriend, who “treated her like gold”, was beginning to tire of her constant badgering when he …

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Sadness

It is normal to struggle with the painful feelings that life evokes. Feelings are normal, natural and necessary byproducts of living a life full of experience. There are five primary feelings–anger, sadness, happiness, loneliness and fear. All are other feelings fall under the umbrella of these very important ones. Today’s column is devoted to sadness. Sadness can be uncomfortable. When …

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Anger

Anger is seen as the negative emotion, when in reality it can help people to make needed changes in one’s life. Anger is a natural reaction to life and requires individualized attention to acknowledge, manage, and learn from it. Although anger is an emotion that makes many people uncomfortable, it is important to honor it. Anger does not have to …

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Anger Management

I had a client who was physically abusive to his wife. As a result, she had shut down emotionally. Neither person knew how to improve the situation and both parties walked around with lots of unmet emotional needs. He was as miserable as his wife. He detested his rage and yet it felt so uncontrollable. He didn’t seek help until …

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Loss

I am convinced that the true purpose of life is giving and receiving love. It matters not how much money you make, what kind of business you run, or where you live if you don’t have people to share your wealth. Whenever you develop and nurture a relationship, there is a risk for loss. There will be times when you …

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Pain Can Create Gain

There is an old saying that goes, “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” Every single person has gone through adversity that has pained them greatly. Some are so scarred by their pain that they choose to be victims. They perseverate on how they have been taken advantage of and they report such a great sense of vulnerability that they feel immobilized. …

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How to Manage Anxiety

Are you a person who would be considered a worrier? Do you constantly find yourself catastrophysing situations? Do you take a situation and think about all of the conceivable things that could go wrong? Do you play them over and over again in your own mind? Do your fearful thoughts “wear you out and wear you down”? All healthy people …

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The Primary Feeling Can Motivate You

Do you feel stuck? Are there areas of your life that stay the same despite the fact you want to change? Do you wonder why you just can’t get over the hurdles and make your life different? Your emotions may be what’s holding you back from being the person you really want to be. When I work with people, I …

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Depression Workshop

What are the different types of depression? Although there are many forms of depression, there are basically two forms that the general public deal with: Situational depression Major depression. Situational depression occurs when you have experienced a stress, such as a sick child, divorce, maybe you’re overloaded at work. These outside or external stressors affect your ability to work or …

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Women and Anger: The Onion Theory

Learning how to identify and express anger is an investment in yourself and in your relationship with others. Women typically avoid anger. They ignore it because it is such an uncomfortable feeling. They have not been taught that anger is energizing, liberating, productive, and invigorating. Not only is it a necessary emotion to process conflict, but it actually can bring …

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