When you were growing up, you may have been told over and over, in a variety of ways, that you weren’t good enough, smart enough fast enough, thin enough, or just plain not enough of anything to please your parents. In order to numb this crushing sense of failure and the guilt that inspired, you …
Have you achieved great success in your life? Do you manage large programs? Do you own a big business? Do you lead thousands of people in a global conglomerate? Are you a Fortune 200 C-Level executive? Do you lead a large congregation at a megachurch? Are you a well-known musician, athlete, or public personality? With …
Anger, fear, shame, and guilt, which are debilitating emotions, get in the way of being able to experience forgiveness. These emotions have been your companions until now. They will not want to be left behind. As you come to acknowledge the truth about the pain you’ve been feeling, you will re-experience the anger you’ve been …
One of the effects of stress is muscle tension, and some people tend to hold their stress in certain parts of their bodies, such as shoulders, neck, or back.
Is comfort meant to be a universal and immediate panacea for every uneasy thought of interpreted distress?
There are a lot of buzz words these days. “Whole person care” is one of them. But, what does that mean?
How you feel about yourself affects all of your other relationships. Some of you may not be used to the idea that you have a distinct relationship with yourself, but you do
With perfectionism, there is no standing down, no acceptable periods of relaxation. Perfectionism is, therefore, both exhausting and unattainable.
It is so important for you to be able to identify the burdens from past relationships that may be slowing down your rate of recovery.
I plead with you not to dim the light of the truth that you have immense worth. If you are working to recover from emotional exhaustion, you must keep your bulb lit and never let it go out or allow others to put it out.
I think people are fearful of giving up an addiction because they believe they will be in pain without it. Instead, they say without their addiction, they will be anxious or afraid.
When people are burdened by fear, worry and anxiety, they struggle to live productive, happy lives. These same feelings propel them headlong into excessities.