Emotional health and well-being is key to a healthy and happy life. Look here for articles on creating emotional stability in your life.
Coming Out Of Crisis
If you have experienced a mental health 'crisis' you will know only to well how disorienting it can be and the importance of having a good support system in place. Here I offer some steps to help get back on track after experiencing a crisis.
If your life feels flat; if you struggle with feelings of emptiness and boredom, you may be going through life in autopilot. You may have pushed your emotions away due to lack of emotional validation in childhood. But don't worry, you can fix it! Follow these tips for a more rewarding life.
Do you consider yourself a person of integrity? How about Emotional Integrity? Here's how they're different, how it's possible to have one without the other, and how you can live your life in a way that preserves both.
Have you ever been in a relationship with someone who you felt was emotionally unavailable? Has any friend or romantic partner ever described you this way? Here´s what it means to be emotionally unavailable, how people get this way, and how to become emotionally available.
Four Tips for Emotionally Intelligent Parenting
Studies show that Emotional Intelligence is a larger factor in success than IQ. It is vital to teach emotional skills to children. Here are four basic guidelines to follow to raise emotionally intelligent children.
How to Cope With Intense Emotions
We human beings struggle with many things. Life brings us problems, conflicts and complex situations. However, one of the most difficult things for many people to cope with in their lives is their own emotions. Here are some ideas for coping with your intense feelings in a healthy and adaptive way.
Is Happiness A Choice
Many people tell us how happiness is a choice, although most of the time it may not seem that way. In this article I explore how making happiness a choice comes with challenges and how it's worth the decision to put your happiness first.
People Don't Change
I often hear, "People don't change" thrown around as if it's an established truth. But is it? What are the elements of change and how do they work? Can an angry man improve his temper? Can an anxious woman learn to manage her anxiety and take control of it? Here are the Five Elements of Change.
The Best Gift For Your Valentine is A Good Fight
Do you hate to argue? Do you and your spouse avoid conflict? If so, you may be missing out on the best way to keep your relationship passionate. A healthy fight, done right, will leave you feeling closer and more passionate. Learn the skills that are necessary to fight right.
The Grieving Process
Grief is a normal response to loss and has many variations. This article outlines stages, emotions, and the need for support in the grieving process.
The Value of Self-Talk
Of all of the possible coping skills, self-talk is the most versatile. It's helpful in almost any high-pressure or difficult situation. It's simple to learn and use. And since it's your own internal voice inside your own head, it goes everywhere you go so it's always available.
Turn Your Weakness Into A Strength
What are your weaknesses? Everybody has them. More important than what your weaknesses actually are, is how you view them. Accepting and owning a weakness puts you in a position to manage it. Here's how to recognize your struggles, accept them and work around them to make yourself more resilient.
Emotions are complex and can be overwhelming at times. Understanding them is the first step to managing them.
What is Self-Worth
Have you always thought that self-worth is the same thing as self-esteem? It's not. Self-worth is actually a building block for self-esteem. Before you can feel good about yourself, you have to first feel that you deserve it. Here's how to understand and increase your self-worth.
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Have you ever been baffled by your own behavior? Have you ever wondered, "Why am I like this?" Here is my suggestion for finding the answer.
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