Self Improvement

Crazy Doesn’t Disappear Part 3: To-Dos When Life Gets Crazy

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I’ve been in the middle of writing a series called Crazy Doesn’t Disappear. In light of the state of things right now, I think it’s incredibly important to discuss the craziness happening all around us. We’re currently in the throes of dealing with a completely unprecedented pandemic outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). I can’t speak for everyone, but I’ve […]

Self Improvement

Crazy Doesn’t Disappear Part 2: What’s your self-talk telling you?

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What if one of your close friends, who fully understood the conflict you were experiencing at work with your supervisor, gave you the following advice? Get Angry – Get intense and charged up! Just ignore your supervisor – Who cares what he/she thinks? Avoid your supervisor – Just isolate and stay away from him/her. You can’t do this.  You […]

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Crazy Doesn’t Disappear Part 1: Wisdom over Impulse! Wise Mind versus Reactionary Mind!

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My fascination with human behavior and Psychology started as a Sophomore in high school. The intrigue continued, and I took every human services course offered at my high school including introductory courses in Psychology, Sociology and Human Development. I was accepted into Colorado State University in 1984 as a Psychology undergraduate student. I never switched my major and […]

Self Improvement

Are You Benefiting From Conflict?

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Professionally and personally, we seem to be in a world these days where, more and more, we are exposed to tension and are driven into conflict. As an INTJ, I’m one to naturally avoid conflict even though as a Psychologist I do training for others in this area and know the value of things like […]

Self Improvement

Direct Your Mood: Control Your Focus

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“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light.  But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! (Matthew 6:22-23) Are you dwelling on the […]

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Give Yourself the Gift of the Moment

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Isn’t examining creatures fascinating?  For example, the chameleon clade is noted for their adaptability, which they do through their superposed thick skin layers that have iridescent cells containing pigment which respond to changes in light. The chameleon’s ability to change color is what helps this species protect themselves and survive in their environment.  It appears that that there […]

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It’s Staring Back at You: Our Character Reverberates Throughout Our Life!

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“What we do in life echoes in eternity!” This declaration, made by the character General Maximus Decimus Meridius, is intensely depicted in the motion picture Gladiator (2000). I have watched this movie over and over and I am still intrigued. What fierce costumes, desperate acts of courage, and disturbed versus heroic characterizations of human beings. […]

Marriage

Re-engage with your Spouse!

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Re-engage with your Spouse! What happens when the couple gets “engaged,” gets married, gets on with life, and has a house plus 2.3 children???  Are they still “engaged”?  For many couples, this is when their “engagement”–their emotional engagement–gets strained.  It’s hard to stay emotionally connected while “doing life”! So, what’s an easy way to stay ”engaged” […]

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Consider Fine Tuning Your Character for the Greater Reward!

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I find myself home alone for the afternoon and into the evening. Ah, freedom. My time is not accounted for! I can do whatever I want. This is one of those moments in life when there are several paths to take. What shall I do? My options include doing something: healthy, productive, sensible, indulgent, daring, […]