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December 20, 2016

Circumstances are not Predictive of Happiness

Many of us fall into the trap of being emotional slaves to our circumstances.  The truth is that circumstances have very little to do with our happiness, satisfaction, and joy. It is suggested that happiness is much more of a choice than a consequence of one’s good fortune. Circumstances are defined as: “condition, detail, part,…

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November 14, 2016

Don’t Confuse Acceptance with Agreement

    What do you think about this quote? What exactly is the difference between acceptance and agreement? Acceptance is defined as,  “1 : an agreeing either expressly or by conduct to the act or offer of another so that a contract is concluded and the parties become legally bound. 2 : the quality or…

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September 26, 2016

The Wise Emotional Investment

Do you agree with the above quote by Dr. Henry Cloud? Emotional investment is defined as “Being emotionally invested means that you care about someone to the point that you are vulnerable to being hurt by them. Being emotionally invested isn’t something that we should jump into or to allow to happen lightly. Being emotionally…

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April 18, 2016

Why Codependent Relationships are Harmful

Do you agree? Codependent relationships can be harmful and even destructive. Codependent relationships are defined by various sources as the following “Codependent relationships are a type of dysfunctional helping relationship where one person supports or enables another person’s addiction, poor mental health, immaturity, irresponsibility, or under-achievement a psychological condition or a relationship in which a…

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March 14, 2016

Starting Today

What do you think about this quote? It’s often hard to move on following tragedy. We should strive to move forward by working through the trauma or tragedy. After all, it’s been said that feelings buried alive never die. It’s possible to get stuck both emotionally and/or psychologically within the effects of trauma if it’s…

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March 7, 2016

A True Relationship

“A true relationship is two imperfect people refusing to give up on each other”. Is this the definition of commitment? It certainly is a major contributor, Refusing to give up on each other is more unselfish perspective than the position most people take within relationships.  The word commitment is defined as : “1  a promise…

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February 29, 2016

Expect Problems

I just love this quote. We all have problems and trials throughout our lives. It’s how we repond to and deal with them that can either offer us a successful life or more struggle. The word “problem” is defined as “a matter or situation regarded as unwelcome or harmful and needing to be dealt with…

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February 23, 2016

Learn to Surf

Adaptation is a key principle in surviving and thriving in our world.  Adaptations is defined as “The action or process of adapting or being adapted, ‘the adaptation of teaching strategy to meet students’ needs” and “a change or the process of change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment. ‘living…

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