Radical Acceptance

17 Comments 31 March 2011

Individuals who have undergone radical acceptance describe the experience as being liberating, as if seeing clearly after drowning in a thick fog. The term refers to a skill taught within dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), originally developed by Marsha M. Linehan to treat individuals with borderline personality disorder. [...]

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15 Ways To Be Happier

8 Comments 06 January 2011

Express love and gratitude often. What you say could intensify what you feel. So when you say “I love you” often, it becomes a reaffirmation as much as it is just words. The same with saying “thank you” makes you happy. Speaking the words open that door of realization why you’re grateful, and then increase your appreciation for the kind or generous act toward you. [...]

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Learned Helplessness And The Road To Recovery

18 Comments 30 September 2010

Three groups of dogs were involved, all of them in harnesses, Group One being in the harnesses for a short period and later released. For dogs in Group Two, pressing on a lever could stop the electric shock administered to them, but dogs in Group Three had no control over the duration of the shock. [...]

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How To Focus In The Face Of Distractions

16 Comments 10 September 2010

I would eventually learn that the art of tuning out was a skill, long years in development with the requirement of specialized equipment – namely, children. I have three children. Noisy, argumentative distractions that have a keen sense of the perfect moment to hit me up for some money or ask for a privilege that would have normally been denied. [...]

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How To Integrate New & Joyful Beliefs into Your Life

14 Comments 31 July 2010

There are a couple of ways to go about directing your focus which can help you achieve the integration of a new beliefs so that they feel natural to you. The ways we wish to share with you today give you the option of going about this integration smoothly and slowly over a period of time, or more quickly in a shorter period of time.[...]

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Using Words For The Health Of It

9 Comments 29 July 2010

I have a writing colleague who says, “If it hurts, write harder,” and for years those words were posted above my computer, until they simply became a part of me. At an Associated Writing Conference a few years ago, Dr. James Pennebaker, author of Writing to Heal said, “Writing dissolves some of the barriers between you and others. If you write, it’s easier to communicate with others.” [...]

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Six Ways Spirituality Can Boost Wellness

13 Comments 17 April 2010

Expect very little: I always teach my children that expectation is the root cause of disappointment. When you expect other people to make you happy or relieve your sadness, you’re only building a dependence that could become addictive and unhealthy. Instead, trust your own mind and heart and find constructive ways to build your self-esteem and confidence.[...]

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The Three E’s to Finding the Career You Love

29 Comments 22 January 2010

Most of us have gone through the trial and error process, but it’s not a very strategic method for the activity you’ll be doing for forty hours a week until you retire. Considering the amount of time we spend comparing brands at the supermarket or researching vacations, shouldn’t we put a little more time and research into our career choice too?

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