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Connection with Something Greater

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Do you long for a connection with something greater? Our modern industrial society—the world we live in—fosters isolation. Although the “Golden Rule” is revered, most of the time we live by “Survival of the Fittest,” where it’s all about getting ahead or simply surviving, even at someone else’s expense. This fosters a feeling of defensiveness. […]

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Mirror Neurons on the Wall

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Recent research is demonstrating that facial expressions of others can trigger specific responses in our brain. There are specific brain cells that respond based on what is being observed in someone else—thus the term “mirror neurons.” These brain cells will fire in response to observations of specific emotions displayed in someone else and have been […]

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Relationships with Others

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Relationships with others begins in the mirror. Many years ago Paul Simon wrote the classic song “I Am a Rock.” “I am a rock; I am an Island. And a rock feels no pain, and an island never cries.” Despite Mr. Simon’s wishful thinking, few of us live on an island. And we certainly aren’t […]

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Setting Boundaries with Yourself

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  Another aspect to developing and maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself is being responsible and setting appropriate boundaries. There needs to be a counterbalancing force to acceptance. If you think of a parent dealing with his or her children (or you, dealing with one of you children), you can’t be only accepting. You know […]

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Self-Sabotage or Self-Love

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Is it self-sabotage or self-love? In over 30 years as a therapist I have marveled at the effort my clients make to change and to grow. These efforts include trying new and difficult behaviors, dealing with their painful emotions and asserting themselves in their relationships. I see people struggle to free them¬selves from the controlling […]

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