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Have you ever said "I'll never get over this!" or "I'll never forgive them for this!"? We all suffer hurts, disappointments, losses that feel like they will be with us forever. In that painful moment it is easy for us to over-estimate the devastation. Keep reading to learn how to use these moments to your advantage Continue reading
Today, we are focusing on our tendency look for someone - ANYONE - who can be our rescuer. This irrational thought generally sounds something like "If only I had a husband/wife/mentor, then my life wouldn't suck!" Or, "Once I meet the right person everything will be perfect!" Or "I'm just not ready to handle the world on my own yet. I'd rather stay home with my parents." The problem is that no one else can be responsible our happiness. And, expecting anyone to fill this role leaves us feeling helpless, powerless, and small. Let's take a look at the rational alternative to these limiting, restrictive thoughts. Continue reading
Today, we are focusing on our tendency to avoid/ignore unpleasant things in our life. Admit it. Sometimes you play ostrich and just stick your head in the sand rather than face up to that difficult situation you've been dreading. We all do it. And we all know that it doesn't really help. Avoidance and procrastination can really undermine a happy, healthy life. So let's just deal with it! Continue reading
Okay. Let's face it. The world can be a dangerous place. But do you know the difference between obsessive worry and productive planning? Read on to find out how to handle worrisome situations without making yourself crazy Continue reading
We looked at our irrational need for approval and perfectionism already. Then we moved on to our tendency to judge others harshly and our irrational belief that we should always get what we want Now it's time to look at who is REALLY responsible for our emotional condition. Hint: it's not your boss, your mom, or your sweetie! Let's get started! Continue reading

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