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Pay Attention to Unpleasant Feelings – Part 1

Pay Attention to Unpleasant Feelings – Part 1

You Are Not Your Feelings  When you experience unpleasant feelings, pay attention. They are telling you that something is wrong. They are telling you to move away from a situation, either mentally or physically. In the first part of this blog post about unpleasant...

Pay Attention to Unpleasant Feelings – Part 2

Pay Attention to Unpleasant Feelings – Part 2

Your Own Resources If you grew up in a home shaped by substance abuse, neglect and negative feelings, your emotional response system is probably automatic and unconscious. Once you start being conscious about the roots of unpleasant feelings, you can begin to think...

Pay Attention to Unpleasant Feelings – Part 3

Pay Attention to Unpleasant Feelings – Part 3

Working with Your Thoughts and Notions When you start listening to your feelings, both the pleasant and unpleasant, you start getting to know yourself better. The first step is to know that unpleasant feelings are a sign that you should move away from a situation that...

Seven Tips for Mental Self-Care During Covid-19

Seven Tips for Mental Self-Care During Covid-19

If you learned to survive in the absence of consistent, loving interaction and support as a child, you may be vulnerable to feeling trauma later on—as an adult. There’s a higher risk of falling into patterns of experiencing the world traumatically, if your attachment...

Well-being Is A Skill

Well-being Is A Skill

How can you connect more with good things in your life? How can you practice and train your mind to take a break from negative thoughts, fears and worries, and instead focus on nice experiences, pleasant feelings and people who bring you joy? Do you recognize some of...

How to Deal with Your Parents’ Active Alcohol Abuse

How to Deal with Your Parents’ Active Alcohol Abuse

If your upbringing was in a home with an alcoholic mother or an alcoholic father, or both your parents were alcoholics, you are probably used to being with people who are intoxicated. You have been used to seeing your parents, and likely their friends or acquaintances...

Dealing with Feelings of Guilt and Catastrophic Thinking

Dealing with Feelings of Guilt and Catastrophic Thinking

The Unbearable Responsibility of Children of Alcoholics Have you ever tried coming home after a long day at work, and then within seconds, you feel that you need to do more? That you should do more? That you never give yourself permission to relax? This inner voice of...