Acceptance

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Why Is Judging Others A Problem For Us?

Since I have done my fair share of judging others in my life, I was a little concerned when I arrived at Costco about what others would think. Would their judgments pierce my heart and create an uneasiness to do what was best for me? I have been on both ends of the spectrum. I know judging is problematic and it hurts not only those that judge but those that are judged....

10 Steps To Loving Unconditionally

Do you want to love others unconditionally but find it nearly impossible? Are you left frustrated, angry and upset or feeling like a failure every time you attempt this kind of love? If so, maybe your approach to unconditional love could use a little teasing. I want to share with you ten steps that can help you love others unconditionally....

Why Would I Let Go Of A Friendship?

Why Would I Let Go Of A Friendship? Do you desperately try to hang on to friendships that were not meant to be for a lifetime? Just today,  I was pondering a friendship that meant so much to me and yet had slipped away. I wondered to myself, “Do I try again to resurrect this relationship?” “Is there something I did or didn’t do to make it disintegrate?” Or, “Is it time to accept this particular friendship was for a...

When You Want To Help: Eight Strategies For Loving Someone With An Anxiety Disorder

In my head, I was screaming out, “Please, not again, I just can’t listen to you talk about what might happen!” It wasn’t that I didn’t want to help; after all, this is my daughter whom I love dearly and would do anything in the world for her. But my support seemed to make things worse. I didn’t know how to help. Have you ever uttered those words or entertained these thoughts while trying to help someone with an anxiety...

Five Tips To Embrace and Manage Our Worry

I couldn’t quite understand what was happening inside of me as I pulled into the ski resort. It was an unexpected feeling of anxiety that I rarely have. Today was my first day back snow skiing after an injury. I had worked nine hard months of diligently rehabbing my knee to make this day happen, and now I was beginning to question whether it was a good idea. I desperately needed some tips to embrace and manage what was going...