Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean.

[Original article can be found here: https://www.unk.com/blog/3-ways-to-help-your-clients-control-their-emotions/] Plant the seed of self-mastery in your client’s mind and watch them grow Let me share with you a therapy tale I told to an angry, bitter, guilty client: Once there lived an old man who kept all different kinds of animals. But his grandson was particularly intrigued … Read more

What Can We Learn from Comedian Robin Williams’ Suicide? Perils of depression and substance abuse

[This is a re-posting of an article was published on August 11, 2014 by Bill Knaus, Ed.D. in Science and Sensibility http://www.psychologytoday.com/sites/all/themes/pt_www/images/logo.gif] The original post can be found at http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/science-and-sensibility/201408/what-can-we-learn-comedian-robin-williams-suicide] Comedian and actor Robin Williams died on August 11, 2014. According to local law enforcement authorities, he probably died by suicide. Williams had it all: a rare … Read more

10 Ways To Reduce Stress And Live A Worry Free Life

[This post by Robyn Brennan first appeared at http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/10-ways-reduce-stress-and-live-worry-free-life.html?ref=fbp&n=1] Today, we live in such a fast paced society and there is so much going on around us that is hard not to be stressed out. We have families, friends, taxes, rent and so many other factors we have little control over. When we can, we … Read more

15 Things You Need to Give Up if You Want to Be Happy

[The original article by Jill Harness appears at http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/15-things-you-need-give-you-want-happy.html?utm_source=post&utm_medium=ifyouwanttobehappythesearesomethingyouneedtogiveup&utm_campaign=innerlink] Everyone wants to be happy, but there are certain stubborn behaviors that we all have that can get in the way of our happiness. Back in 2012, World Observer released a list of 15 things to give up if you want to be happy (which has … Read more

10 Things You Never Realized You Could Do To Be Happy

[The original article by Anna Chui appears at http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/10-things-you-never-realized-you-could-happy.html?utm_source=post&utm_medium=thetougherpeoplemayliveahappierlifebecausetheycandothesesimplethings&utm_campaign=innerlink] Here’s what you never realized you could do to be happy: 1. Stop comparing yourself to other people. Many seemingly happy and successful people are burning themselves alive on the fire of their inner turmoil. So focus on you. 2. Socialize. Even if you are an … Read more

14 Things Positive People Don’t Do

[The original article by Daniel Wallen appears at http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/10-things-positive-people-dont.html?utm_source=post&utm_medium=youmaybeinterestedinthistoo&utm_campaign=innerlink ] Positive people don’t have a magical power that you don’t possess. Instead of letting stress control them, positive people take control of their life by managing stress and striving to improve every day. Check out these things that positive people don’t do, so you too … Read more

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

[This article by Amy Morin originally appeared at http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/13-things-mentally-strong-people-dont.html?ref=fbp&n=1] Mentally strong people have healthy habits. They manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways that set them up for success in life. Check out these things that mentally strong people don’t do so that you too can become more mentally strong. 1. They Don’t Waste … Read more

“Oh God, I’m shaking, I feel sick!” (the physiology of fight or flight / panic attacks)

Came across this interesting blog and thought it may be of interest to some of you. Evolution produced us: today’s fabulous human beings. But… there are a few design flaws. And some primitive responses we’ve been saddled with that often do more harm than good these days. But we can learn to understand and control … Read more