Tag: self help

Inside Schizophrenia: Working With Schizophrenia

Host Rachel Star Withers, a diagnosed schizophrenic, and co-host Gabe Howard share antidotes from their own work lives and speak with fellow schizophrenic Michelle Hammer. Michelle, an award-winning graphic designer and entrepreneur, discusses her struggles working full time and transitioning to working for herself. Cheryl Wallace the Vice President of Programs at Rose Hill Center, […]

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Getting Off the Emotional Carousel

When I feel like I am trapped on an emotional carousel, I remember this information about the physiological lifespan of emotions within our bodies. It comes from Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, a neuroanatomist that suffered a stroke and chronicled her recovery from neuro trauma in her book, My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal […]

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How to Empower Yourself When You Feel Powerless and Helpless

Or, if we start considering options, we zero in on the potential threats, she said. We fear we’ll make the wrong decision, and feel deep regret. Sometimes, people feel powerless and helpless because they’ve been regularly invalidated or treated as incompetent—and “it can be incredibly challenging to know how much power and influence you actually […]

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Four Things We Can Learn from Meditation Anxiety

Recognizing when worries don’t warrant “fight or flight” mode Anxiety is inescapable; hard-wired into human physiology. It is, primarily, a survival tool called our “fight or flight” response because it primes us for avoiding threats in the wild.  However, the bodily changes it engenders are often (in our relatively safe modern world) misplaced and unpleasant.  […]

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How to Listen to Yourself—Especially If You’re Really Out of Practice

When was the last time you said yes and actually meant it—you genuinely wanted to attend that get-together or take on that project or do that favor? So many of us don’t listen to ourselves—and with good reason. Ignoring and dismissing our thoughts, feelings, and needs can be adaptive in certain situations—particularly in childhood. According […]

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5 Surprising Ways to Make the Most of Therapy

This is why we asked two seasoned therapists to share actionable strategies readers can use in their sessions to build on and bolster their experience. Below are five surprising and vital ways you can make the most of therapy. Talk about therapy in therapy. It might seem strange—and super awkward—to talk about what’s happening between […]

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A Primer for Deep Feelers on Feeling Your Feelings—Without Drowning in Them

But we also have to know when to draw the line. Specifically, feeling our feelings becomes problematic “when the intensity of our feelings starts to change the way we think about ourselves, our relationships, and the world around us,” said Amy Di Francia, a licensed marriage and family therapist in Burbank, Calif., who specializes in […]

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Podcast: Comfort Zones Aren’t Where We Grow

Listen in as Lucia gives easy, practical tips for expanding your horizons, reaching the best of your abilities, using your talents to serve the world, and finding inner happiness. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW Guest information for ‘Comfort Zone’ Podcast Episode Lucia Giovannini is world renowned sensation, a former international Italian supermodel – turned transformational speaker and author […]

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You Got This: Coping with the First Few Weeks of School

So how do you help yourself through these next couple of days and weeks? I have some ideas. Most importantly, though, is this: You got this. You will make it through these days and weeks ahead intact. 1. Answer the Worrying Thoughts Sometimes we can cause our own worry and fear by the thoughts running […]

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How to Reclaim Your Time and Put Breathing Room Back in Your Life

It’s a Matter of Reorganization While you can’t add or subtract a few hours in your day, you can determine what’s necessary, desirable, advances your goals, or not. Once you figure out the projects, tasks, obligations and activities that are essential, do-able, help you be the best you can be and allow for spiritual, if […]

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Healthy Relationships with Others Begins with the Self

Imagine these two as a Venn diagram. In one circle, the “ideal self,” partially overlapping another circle, the “real self.” When the relationship between these two circles is healthy, and the overlap between them is substantial enough. The two work together in incremental growth. The ideal self pulling our growth forward, ever coaxing us toward […]

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Podcast: How Introverted People Can Excel in An Extroverted World

Today’s guest is a self-described introvert who wants to help her fellow introverts improve their lives and careers.  What makes someone an introvert? Is it just shyness? What is the difference between extroverts and introverts? How is the workplace skewed to favorite extroverts? What can introverts do to make up for that imbalance? What additional […]

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How It Takes Courage to Build Healthy Relationships

Being courageous doesn’t mean being a fearless warrior. It means being a warrior of the heart. We allow ourselves to have fear, to wrestle with it, and find our way through without being crippled by it. In a relationship, this means expressing difficult truths, and communicating our genuine feelings and needs in a kind way […]

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When All Else Fails: Hold Steady

If you find yourself returning to this valley, discouraged by seemingly ineffective solutions, remember that sometimes, all you can do is steady yourself with these basic truths: It’s Symptomatic The feelings of discouragement you are battling are actually part of the condition itself. Hopelessness is a tool of depression, a symptom. It is not proof […]

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