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Anger Management 101 (Tips to deal with anger)

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People tend to shy away from anger due to the misconception that anger is unnatural, destructive, and dangerous. However, anger is actually a normal and healthy emotion that serves to communicate in your body when you’re compromising yourself, when needs are going unmet, or when your boundaries are being crossed. Anger is a neutral emotion- […]

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Family Life Cycle Transition Issues

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Whether you start a new job, have a new baby, start college, get married, or begin your retirement and any new phase of life, there will naturally be an increase of stress(eustress/distress). Most problems typically occur at the transitional points in the family life cycle, in other words, the developmental changes in the life cycle. […]

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How We Choose Our Life Partners

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There are a multitude of surface reasons we fall in love with our mates- their characteristics, personalities, careers, humor, physical appearance, and so on. The neuro-chemicals in our brain are stimulated and excited when we first experience love and go through what people coin “honeymoon stage”. Passing the initial stage of a relationship, and throughout one’s […]

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Make Deposits in Your Marriage

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Metaphorically, marriage is a joint bank account. When you open a bank account, you are required to open with some sort of contribution. When you continue to individually and mutually make deposits to the foundation of your joint bank account, you will accrue more money in the bank and your joint account can also accumulate […]

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Reasons to avoid hitting your children

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All children need boundaries and rules. Boundaries help children feel safe to navigate the world in their development. There is a misconception that hitting is the only way children learn to follow the rules. However, boundaries can be taught and modeled without physical punishment and aggression. Parents can discipline their children with positive punishment- such […]

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The Present of the Present

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The world grieves together with Bostonians that have lost their lives and for those injured in the bombing. Sometimes grief is anticipatory, many times it happens unexpectedly to people caught in the crossfire of rage, hatred, and greed. It is easy, during times of tragedy and acts of hatred, to lose faith in humanity and […]

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Advocate for Your Partner and Marriage

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Marriage partners are a team. Marriage is a partnership. Lifetime partners are meant to deal with conflicts in unity. Couples must maintain healthy clear boundaries around their marriage to protect from external intruders. However, couples must start by not being their own negative influences, learn to turn to one another with compassion, and show up […]

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Are you comfortable with your reflection?

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Have you ever held a mirror up to your face for a close up? Can you say, “I love you” to yourself, reassure yourself, “I am here for you”, or encourage yourself “I am good enough” AND actually mean it? Do you like what you see in the mirror? We wake up everyday and spend […]

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Forgiveness after Trauma

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Forgiveness. What a loaded word, an emotionally triggering word for some. It means many things to different people. How can you forgive a person who has hurt or betrayed you? How can survivors of trauma forgive their perpetrator(s)? How can anyone forgive injustice? What happens after you forgive, does it mean the person is not […]

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Choosing Freedom to Connect to Self

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…letting go of trauma, memories of unfairness, or people that have betrayed and hurt you in any way is one of the most difficult things to do. However, letting go does not mean they are exempt from accountability of their hurtful actions, or does not mean that they were right in their decisions, and it […]

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