Tag: anxiety

Benevolent Assumption

Benevolent Assumption Most of us know this as a benefit of the doubt. The key concept of giving a benefit of the doubt is that we are no longer fighting against others or ourselves. Instead of fighting, we are working with our surroundings. Assuming the best of everyone is one way of avoiding unnecessary frustration…
Read more


December 7, 2018 0

Have you ever been hangry? How eating healthy snacks can help manage hunger.

It’s 11:45 a.m., you’re at work, your boss asks you for a favor and you feel incredibly annoyed. You wonder why you’ve been so irritable for the last 30 minutes.  By one o’clock you feel relaxed and once again you have a smile on your face.  What changed in such a short amount of time?…
Read more


July 20, 2018 0

You! Yes you! Are you sure that you are not a 3′ tall green space alien?

Sometimes, when working with clients who are dealing with co-dependency, low self-esteem, or anger management issues, I have used an illustration that seems to be an effective part of their treatment. I ask the client if they know what schizophrenia is, and if they have ever seen a person suffering from this illness. If the…
Read more


April 16, 2012 0

When Making A Decision Is Difficult

Making decisions are challenging. You don’t know whether the decision you make will result in a satisfactory outcome. Or maybe, you are concerned with regretting the decision you make today. Making decisions are stressful at times, thus, as part of stress management, it’s important to look at not only what get’s in the way of making decisions, but to review some strategies and some helpful tips to aid with the process of important decisions.


December 13, 2011 0

There is No Reality, Only Perception

“There is no reality—only perception.” Jay McGraw in Life Strategies for Teens “You don’t react to what happens to you (in this instance, someone saying “hi”), but you react to your interpretation of what happens to you (in this instance, how you interpret what that “hi” means). How you see and interpret certain events is…
Read more


November 21, 2011 0

The “You”, The “Us”, and The “Me”- How Ignoring Yourself in a Relationship Can Lead to Anger

Did you know that there are three parts to a relationship? Relationships are made up of the “you”, the “us”, and the “me”. Many times people in relationships place the focus and the emphasis on the “you” or on the “us”. This means that they are constantly focused on what the other person needs or what…
Read more


May 5, 2011 0

Feelings

Feelings are a normal part of the human experience. All human beings are born with the capability of feeling and thinking. Healthy individuals are able to use their reasoning (their thinking) to understand their feelings and decide how to respond to them. Individuals that grew up in a dysfunctional family, where emotions were not expressed…
Read more


April 9, 2011 0

16 Ways to Reduce Stress

According to the American Psychological Association, stress in America is on the rise. In 2010, 73% of parents surveyed reported family “responsibilities” to be the number one reason for stress in their lives. Thirty-two percent of parents reported their individual stress to be extreme and rated their stress level an eight on a scale of…
Read more


March 28, 2011 0