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What Really Happens in Sex Therapy?
Frequently when someone calls for information, what they want to know most of all is, what happens in sex therapy? They...
Your Most Important Relationship Is With Yourself
If you aren't happy, but know what makes you happy, you’re already halfway there. Your challenge is to figure out why y...
Should your beliefs or values matter when choosing a therapist?
In today’s society everyone is looking for a way to ‘fix’ their problems. However, the role of the therapis...
Plan More Than Your Wedding: Plan Your Marriage
When planning your wedding, don’t forget to plan your marriage. Pre-marital planning includes, but goes beyond, figurin...
Counselling in the Community
When people ask me:” at what point shall I seek counseling?” I tell them: “if you feel like you are not as ...
Have you ever been involved in arguments where you must win for everything to be okay? What if you looked at this concept differently? What if you saw these situations as win-win and realized that if you lost the argument that, although you may need to adapt a bit, everything will still be okay. What a great way to feel. In this way no one really loses. Instead you just learn to change a bit and most importantly, you see the situation as win-win for everyone.
If you aren't happy, but know what makes you happy, you’re already halfway there. Your challenge is to figure out why you aren't doing the things that make you happy and start doing them. This could include an activity, spending time with others or having “me time.” If you can't figure out what makes you happy, you face a difficult, but not insurmountable, challenge.
Why Am I Unhappy?
Even when people don't know what makes them happy, they tend to know what is making them unhappy. There are usually one or two major life stressors to blame, but there are usually many sub-stressors that they might not even be aware of. It might be helpful to list all your stressors and spend the day being mindful of them. Which items on the list can you do something about? Focus on those.
Do I Deserve to Be Happy?
Why would anyone not want to be happy? They may be afraid of change, the unknown, or the possibility of failure. Sometimes the biggest obstacle is an underlying belief that on...
If you don't want to age, you can't push the pause button on time. If there isn't enough time to complete your to-do list, you can't add hours to the day. If you are missing a deceased loved one, you can't bring them back to life. You don't have control over the world, but you can take control over yours.
Everyone has emotional buttons. These may include worries about relationships, employment, and various fears about the future. When something or someone pushes those buttons, our emotions often take over completely, and we respond in an irrational manner.
For example, if we hear a rumor about layoffs at the workplace, we might decide we are going to be fired. If that happens, we might not be able to find another job. If that happens, we might be unable to pay the rent and be evicted. If that happens, we might have to live in a cardboard box at MLK and W. Fayette. This is an example of catastrophization: believing that something that hasn't even happened will turn ...
(Author’s note: This story will be blogged in two separate postings, one now and the other within the next few weeks).
There once was a Boy, fair of skin and blue of eyes, who was born in the middle of the U.S.A. It was a green land of oaks and sycamores, soybeans and hog farmers. There were cicadas and fireflies. The people talked slow and went to church. They were conservative, and slow to adopt the inevitable changes that leaked in from both oceans. They voted for John Kennedy, but they were uncomfortable with people whose skin was a different color. It was in the bible, they said.
The Boy lived in a small red brick house. On Sunday afternoons, he would sit on the front porch in a blue metal porch swing. He was surrounded by three other small blue-eyed children. The Boy was the oldest of his siblings. He reminded them often of this. Seated in the middle of these children was a balding man with curly hair and blue eyes. Next to him was a petite woman with green eyes, built to...
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Personal change is difficult not only because one’s core beliefs resist change but also because systems resist change, and families are systems. Let us imagine that after working with a psychotherapist for some time you gain renewed confidence, a strong sense of self-esteem, and the ability to face and deal with your issues. Flushed with your own success, you are eager to bring to others your new-found joy at living. You attend a family dinner and find that the same relatives who used to belittle and demean you continue to do so. To your shock and disappointment, you find that you still resent this ill treatment. Wasn’t therapy supposed to make you immune to their carping criticism? It almost feels as though they were de-liberately trying to bring you back to your former state of poor mental health. Consciously or not, that’s exactly what they are doing. Systems re-sist change, and family systems do everything they can to restore equilibri-um. By undertaking psychothe...
What are the 2 major types of recruiters?
- Recruiter gets paid whether or not a candidate is matched to a position
- Note: Recruiter less likely to be interested in meeting you right away unless you're a perfect match for a current position they are filling
- Recruiter only gets paid if they complete a match and fill a position
- Note: Recruiter more likely to be interested in meeting you because they are driven to build a large candidate pool from which to match employer requirements
Why do companies hire recruiters?
- Workload constraints:
- HR department is too small to take on recruiting functions
- Hiring expertise:
- Lack competence to attract the right candidates (writing ads, using LinkedIn, screening resumes, interviewing)
- Time constraints:
- In-house hiring methods slower than recruiter methods
- Specialized positions:
- Job is unique
- Industry expertise:
- Lack in-depth knowledge of ind...
DANGERS OF PERFORMANCE-ENHANCING DRUGS
By: Lisa Moretti
April 18, 2013
!-->The lure of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) is seductive; everyone wants to find that special “something” that gives them the competitive edge. But that minute of glory can come at a huge price. We’ve seen athletes like Lance Armstrong, Marion Jones and Roger Clemens publicly shamed and stripped of their glory for their use of PEDs. But the darker side of drugs and doping is that those secret “sauces” are devastating to the body and some are even life threatening.
Catching Bodies Downstream
We are astounded when athletes (both professional and amateur) die young from diseases like kidney or heart failure or liver atrophy. Few people connect the dots to realize that PEDs overtax the body to the point where it gives out early. For those who don’t die, they can be left lingering in a lifetime of dialysis, cancers, pain and bodily breakdown. Along with the physical deva...
KRISS KROSS –CHRIS KELLY DEAD OF OVERDOSE…WHERE WAS HIS RECOVERY COACH?
ATLANTA – Chris Kelly, half of the 1990s kid rap duo Kris Kross who made one of the decade’s most memorable songs with the frenetic “Jump,” has died, and authorities say they are investigating his death as a possible drug overdose.
Investigator Betty Honey of the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office said the 34-year-old Kelly was pronounced dead around 5 p.m. Wednesday at the south campus of the Atlanta Medical Center.
Cpl. Kay Lester of the Fulton County police said “it appears it may have been a possible drug overdose.”
An official cause of death is pending an autopsy.
Kelly, known as “Mac Daddy,” and Chris Smith, known as “Daddy Mac,” were introduced to the music world in 1992 by music producer and rapper Jermaine Dupri after he discovered the pair in an Atlanta mall. The duo wore their clothes backwards as a g...
How many of us have said, “I need to, or I need this or I need that…?”
Many individuals “set themselves up” for failure by their thoughts and emotional patterns of “wants” and “can’t” versus “choices.”
Consider the following statements:
“I need to lose weight, but I can’t”
“I need to stop smoking but I can’t
“I need to stop drinking, but I can’t”
“I need money, but I can’t”
“I need a better job, but I can’t”
“I need to end my relationship, but I can’t”
“I need to end the abuse I receive, but I can’t”
“I need to find a career, but I can’t”
“I need to go back to school, but I can’t”
“I need to change my life, but I can’t”
“I need to get out of this rut I’m in, but I can’t”
There isn’t anything wrong ex...
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