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Managing Your Expectations

“Expectation is the root of all heartache.” ― William Shakespeare Imagine you’re lying on a beautiful, white sand beach. The sun is sparkling off the clear water. The sand is warm and soft beneath you and the air smells like tropical flowers. There is a staff at your disposal to bring you anything you want to [...]

Managing Your Expectations 2018-03-16T14:13:21+00:00

Coping Effectively: Avoid Avoiding

No matter what the situation, a common response to something we find upsetting, scary, annoying, or just generally aversive is to avoid it. Has a growling bear found it's way into your camp site? It's natural to run away. Has your girlfriend has been sending you a million text messages all day? It's a normal [...]

Coping Effectively: Avoid Avoiding 2018-03-16T14:13:21+00:00

Using Radical Acceptance to Manage Emotions

“Stop beating your head against a wall.” This is a phrase most of us have heard. People may say it to us when they perceive that we are trying to change something that we have no control over or when we don't like the reality of a situation despite it being the reality. They are [...]

Using Radical Acceptance to Manage Emotions 2018-03-16T14:13:21+00:00

Holiday Season Survival 101

It seems like overnight we’ve gone from barbeques and sun block to scarves and pumpkin-flavored everything. Which means that while the rest of the animal kingdom starts to slow down and get ready to hibernate for the winter, we humans, in our infinite wisdom, are ramping up for, what is for many of us, the [...]

Holiday Season Survival 101 2018-03-16T14:13:22+00:00

Manage Your Emotions, Don’t Let Them Manage You

Do you manage your emotions or do your emotions manage you? Oftentimes when people find themselves reacting to situations in ways they dislike or want to change, it is because they are engaging in emotion-based thoughts and behaviors. Put another way, their emotions are running the show. Have you ever texted your ex when you were [...]

Manage Your Emotions, Don’t Let Them Manage You 2018-03-16T14:13:22+00:00