Posts tagged emotional burden
Three Action Steps to Help You Achieve Your Goals

We all have been overwhelmed from time to time by the amount of items on our "to-do" lists or by what we perceive as responsibilities that feel like mountains to climb.  Often, we don't complete tasks or meet goals when we feel discouraged or defeated, or generally weary.  

Read on for 3 action steps to help you achieve your goals...

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Emotions: Why Do We Need Them?

Emotions can be difficult to understand. As a therapist, clients frequently ask, “What is the point of having emotions?” Most people understand joy and love but can also struggle with the complexity of and pain associated with negative feelings such as sadness or anger or fear.  And many people would prefer not to have to experience them at all!  So why do we need them?...

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When to Share a Secret


Have you ever promised someone that you would keep a secret only to regret it later?  Perhaps your curiosity made you promise and you didn’t consider the potential consequences or the emotion bind you might end up in.  Keeping secrets can strengthen relationships but it can also cause the secret keeper a range of emotions from guilt, to worry, to shame.  Here are a few rules of thumb when deciding whether to keep a secret...

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