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Balance
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3 Steps to Life Balance (Part 2)

Unrealistic expectations cause stress, depression, anxiety, addiction, relationship problems, and much more. Realistic and healthy expectations lead to balance.

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3 Steps to Life Balance (Part 1)

The first step in life balance is to identify decide on a vision for yourself in each life area. What kind of person do you want to become in each area?

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How To Be Emotionally Healthy (Part 2)

Being emotionally vulnerable can be terrifying. One reason I became a therapist, is to feel safe and appear like I've got things together. When people come to me for help, I'm seen as the expert, and I get to remain in control. Asking for help is much more vulnerable than dishing it out. I'm much more comfortable helping than being helped. I'm not proud of this.

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How to Find Clarity in Life

I had a big problem in 7th grade. I was being bullied. Most of the bullying came at the hands of one "much bigger" kid in particular, but others participated as well. Hair spray was sprayed in my face, my bike was stolen, one kid even pooped on my front porch (I am not making this stuff up, just ask my parents). It was non-stop and relentless at school and even away from school. I would not stand up for myself.

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12 Life Balance Tips (Part 2)

I'm usually not a jerk to my clients, yet I can be towards my family. Professionally, the consequences of acting poorly are clear to me (e.g. loss of money, reputation, etc.). At home the consequences are even greater, yet rarely on my mind (e.g. damaged relationships). It's the same type of thing with life balance. Workaholism might not seem costly, but actually causes destruction (e.g. damaged health, damaged relationships, mental health issues, etc.). Negative behaviors can be easier to stop when the consequences are immediate, yet unfortunately, the greatest damage we do to our lives comes through a slow progression.

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