Ambivalence While Grieving
Simultaneous Contradictory Thoughts and Feelings Ambivalence, which is holding simultaneous contradictory thoughts or feelings, is a disconcerting experience...
Sitting With Existential Anxiety
Mortality Lurks in the Background Existential anxiety always has mortality, symbolic or real, as its backdrop. The death...
As a Helper You Have to Expect Setbacks
Projecting Passion and Energy Onto Clients In our opinion the single biggest cause of burnout for those in...
The Draw of Being the Victim in a Relationship
Victimhood Implies Innocence At the conscious level none of us want to be victims. Being victimized means getting...
Anxiety is the Feeling of Helplessness in a Hostile World
A Working Definition for Anxiety As funny as it sounds, most people don’t have a working definition for...
Self-Acceptance and Self-Improvement
This or That Mentality It seems contradictory to talk about self-acceptance and self-improvement in the same breath. The...
Emotional Detachment And Commitment
Commitment is a vital ingredient for successful outcomes in any long-term endeavor, which might sound self-evident, but what...
Breaking a Bad Habit the Buddha Way
A Bad Habit is Like Bait The Buddha uses the image of bait to help us break those...
Becoming Version 2.0 Of Ourselves
A lot of people who are struggling and unhappy in their lives and relationships approach change with the...
Parenting And Control
A powerful psychological motivation to produce and raise offspring, even though it’s not always consciously recognized, is the...
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