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Motivational

Express Your Feelings and Heal Life is full of experiences that you can't let yourself express your feelings about in the moment. But do you have a method that allows you to visit those moments again later and express those feelings? When you push away feelings to...

"Paranoid Is Never Entirely Mistaken"                                                                                 -...

Did anyone ever tell you that if  you didn't "get that look off your face" it would stick that way? Well, they weren't all wrong because unexpressed emotions can stress the muscles. When you force yourself to hold in a feeling by contracting your muscles, you...

Understanding the connection between physical ailments and emotional issues can be as simple as understanding that depression will lower your metabolism. A good way to get rid of depression is by breathing more, and more deeply. This will also increase your metabolism, as the extra oxygen...

Deep Change is Much More Than Finding a Comfortable Role or Playing Better Games Going to therapy to get better at playing the role of good husband, good wife, bread winner, hard worker, good student, bad boy, doting mother, martyr, or anything else will not make your life...

Being entirely honest with yourself means listening to that little voice in your head that says, "I really shouldn't marry this woman/guy." Only when you can be entirely honest with yourself will you avoid spending 5 or 10, heck, 20 years with someone you "never...

The truest test of your strength is revealed in your ability to tolerate intense feelings and refrain from acting on them in hurtful ways, toward yourself or anyone else.  The foundation of your ability to do this grows through the practice of mindful self-awareness. All...

Achieve comfort and safety by using your body to regulate your energy. Research is bearing out the reality that the use of talk therapy alone as a method of facilitating lasting change has limitations for some people. For these individuals, body psychotherapy is the key. Learning...

Self-possession is the state or feeling of being calm, confident, and in control of your feelings and composure. You only have one real possession, and that is yourself. If you want to be able to stop doing what you say you want to stop doing, start...

Don't Let Your Childhood Fortresses Become Your Adult Prisons When we are children, we build psychological fortresses to protect ourselves from feeling helpless, overwhelmed, or afraid of what's going on around us. If you don't begin to recognize and break down the walls of those fortresses...

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