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Mental Health
Grateful Man

How to Be Grateful When Life Is Hard (Part 2)

I sometimes challenge clients to try the Daily 5 & 5 for a week (7 days in a row). I've had many clients resist. I've also heard many success stories as it's become a habit and and transformed them emotionally.

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Emotionally Healthy Man

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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Hands Holding Sparklers

Essential Stress Management Tool #1

I’m amazed at how after a fire destroys a structure the fire investigators can often trace the cause to a spark. They figure out the initial spark came from something specific like a malfunctioning appliance or faulty wiring. The same goes with forest fires that fire investigators trace to a single cigarette. Stress is caused by sparks as well.

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