Category Archives: Self-help

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Beyond Forgiveness

In “Finding Forgiveness” we discussed techniques to make it easier to forgive, and how forgiving others can benefit you. If we consider a world view that is different from most Western religions (but central to some Eastern religions), there is … Continue reading

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Finding Forgiveness

We are given many reasons to forgive those who have wronged us. Advocates may cite scripture, Karma, personal health, psychology, or family unity. Forgiveness is not easy — sometimes it can take a lifetime to be able to accomplish that … Continue reading

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On Being Bionic

These days I have medical devices attached to my body 24/7 because of my diabetes. I like to think of it as being bionic.   I first started using the term bionic when my husband got his pacemaker. “Needing a machine … Continue reading

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House Rules

We all have house rules, although we may not think of them that way. House rules are the ways we do things at OUR house. Our house means our rules. We don’t care how you do things at your house. … Continue reading

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Reframing

One of the most important communication techniques in trauma therapy is REFRAMING. The concept of reframing appears often in neuro-linguistic programming and in the works of Milton Erickson, who was renowned for his ability to do “instant cures” with just … Continue reading

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Overcoming Fear of Heights

Fear of heights can take different forms. One form is Vertigo, a feeling of dizziness triggered by looking from a height. With normal dizziness, a person will feel that their surroundings are spinning or moving. Vertigo is different in that … Continue reading

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Warning Signs of Unhealthy Relationships

There’s an old tale about cooking a live frog by starting it in a pot of cold water. The frog could easily jump out of the pot, but the water is comfortable so it stays put. The water heats up … Continue reading

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PTSD Survivors Speak: We Have To Wake Up!

This post was originally a guest blog I wrote for http://healmyptsd.com   “Heal My PTSD” is a support group for survivors with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). All PTSD is not the same. As survivors, we have different traumas and different experiences before and after … Continue reading

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No More Clark Kent

I got my hair cut today, and the stylist changed my part. I had grown up parting my hair on the right. Looking in the mirror, a righthand part made my hairdo look like the magazine photos I was copying. … Continue reading

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