Fear of Fear
Courage and Fear of FearPhoto Credit: quinn.anya
Fear of fear is the most destructive force within us and around us. It is understandable to not want to be afraid. It is uncomfortable at the least and terrifying at its worst. And yet, we human... Read More...
Differentiation, Or What Makes Relationships Work
Happy Couple overlooking canyonPhoto Credit: Harsha KR
Unless we were fortunate enough to have had good role models available when we grew up, most of us get into relationships little prepared and often overwhelmed by the complexities. The quick-fix... Read More...
The Core of Co-Dependency
The only person you can now or ever change is yourself. -Melody Beattie quote, photo by Moyan BrennOriginal Photo Credit: Moyan Brenn
At the center of co-dependency lies low self-esteem and low self-worth or, in different words, negative beliefs about my lovability and my contributions in this world. Because the term co-dependency... Read More...
Getting to Know Your Emotions
One of the most useful skills we need in order to be in good relationship with others is the ability to identify our emotions or feelings. This article offers a jump-start to learn this skill. What... Read More...
Shame as Self-Care
October 1, 2014
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Fighting shame, quote We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known - quote by Brene BrownOriginal Photo (without quote) by: Moyan Brenn
At the core of shame is the fear that we are fundamentally not OK; it is the sense that something is wrong with us, that we should not have particular feelings or thoughts. This post reviews the... Read More...
H.A.L.T. (Hungry, Angry, Lonely and Tired): A Self-Care Tool
I first came across the acronym H.A.L.T. when I was working as a counselor in chemical dependency treatment centers twenty years ago. H.A.L.T. stands for Hungry, Angry, Lonely, and Tired. Each one of... Read More...

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