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Barriers to Dream Chasing

At some point, each of us has had a dream that we have let go of, or deferred to an unknown date. Sometimes, these dreams are a reflection of the desires of our hearts, and at others, a wish that we have kept hidden since childhood. There are a number ...

The Intolerance of Pain

So often when we are in physical, mental or emotional pain it feels overwhelming. Often, we begin to become consumed by the pain and it becomes all we can think about even when we try to distract ourselves away from the pain. The pain we all feel is ...

When A Blush Exposes You

You may have blushed at times when you were embarrassed, humiliated, discouraged, or mortified. Although blushing is an innately patterned emotional response, it can be conceived most simply as a reaction to heightened self-consciousness. 1 Blushing ...

The Purpose of Loneliness

You can be lonely whether or not you have a partner, relatives, or many friends. When you have a need and desire to be interpersonally connected and recognize that it’s missing, you may become wrapped in the emotion of loneliness. Emotions, by de...

Mind-Body Connections for Increasing Non-Judgment in Mindfulness Practice

Mindfulness is the new black. I love the current media buzz and the integration of awareness practices into everything from psychotherapy to education and business. Further, I love that western science is starting to have evidence-based research that...

Count Me Out of “Recovery Nation”—Negative Self-Identity Is the Cruelest Stigma of All

I can’t bear when people label themselves “alcoholics,” “addicts” or “in recovery.” I view it as a way of denying that you are human. And to teach your child that… Influence contributor Meghan Ralston w...

Living with an Anxious Spouse

Living with an Anxiety Disorder is typically associated with a great deal of personal distress, but it can be difficult on the partners of those diagnosed with Anxiety as well. Significant others of those suffering from the challenges of an Anxiety Disorder often take on more...

Making Love Last Forever– A Simple Way

Many couples can decrease the need for and cost of therapy, or eliminate it totally, by establishing a simple routine on their own. Regardless of life’s ups and downs, spouses who are able to communicate respectfully can increase romance, intim...

Getting Old Sucks

“Getting old sucks!” That’s what my 86-year-old father shared with me on a recent visit. He has lived in Boca Raton, Florida, since moving from my childhood home in Connecticut a few years ago. He lives alone; his wife of 49 years, my...

Finding Rest

On the 7th Day, there was rest… We see it all throughout the Old Testament of the Bible. Here are some examples: Genesis 2:2: By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. ...

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The Many Faces of Anxiety

The aim of anxiety is to help you pay attention and to provide you with energy. You may dislike the way it makes you feel, but that’s the point: As with all negative emotions, the primary way in which anxiety motivates you to take action involves...

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