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Top 10 Ways to Practice Acceptance

Self-acceptance is an action; it is something we do, not just something we feel. Try these 10 ways to practice acceptance. 1. Your body. Stand naked before a full-length mirror and notice your feelings. If you never would do something like that, notice and accept that, too.  2. Difficult emotions. When anger, fear or jealousy… Read more »

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Top 10 Barriers to Connection

When people come to us with a problem, it’s easy to lapse into behaviors that—although usually well-meaning—serve to block us from hearing the other person’s experience. We’d be better off following the words of this inside-out saying: “Don’t just do something; stand there”…and try not to:  1. Counsel. Seek not to advise solutions (until asked)… Read more »

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Self-Acceptance is an Action

Imagine you are standing in front of a full-length mirror. Naked. You havebeen asked to gaze at yourself for two minutes.Now take a quick inventory of the feelings that were aroused by thissuggestion. Did you feel curious or afraid? Interested or hesitant? Willing orunwilling? Or did you reject the whole idea as something you wouldabsolutely… Read more »

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Learning to Live With (and Love) Yourself

Mary thinks she’d be happy if she could just change her weight, her looks and her job. Sean believes that he’s an okay person except for certain personality traits, such as anxiety, impatience and his quick temper. Yolanda’s shelves are bulging with self-improvement books; she’s read them all but she still hates herself. Who among… Read more »

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The Impact of Unresolved Trauma on Relationships

Physicians use the word “trauma” to describe a serious injury to the physical body resulting from a sudden impact, such as an accident or a violent act. But you can also suffer emotional trauma, which can cause an equally painful wound to your sense of self as a whole, coherent being. Just like a wound… Read more »