“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” Lao Tzu Analogy: Imagine that you are an aspiring plumber. You have fixed leaks in your own bathroom faucet by watching YouTube videos. You say to yourself, “This is easy. I can fix other faucets.” So nowContinue reading “Dear Mental Health Counselors, Have You Mastered the Art of…Being You?”
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Say ‘No’ to Emotional Vampires
What is emotional reactivity? During my childhood, my mother and father were volatile/violent daily. I lived in vigilance/fear, a heightened state of alertness, so that even alone, in my own little world, I was aware that at some point of the day I would be confronted with threat. Then, I had seconds to react toContinue reading “Say ‘No’ to Emotional Vampires”
Do You Have A Victim Mentality?
One of the most amazing concepts I have learned is … emotional vs. practical problems. Who knew there was a difference? Practical problem–a situation that makes it difficult to achieve a goal Emotional problem– a reaction to a practical problem EXAMPLES: Practical Problem Continue reading “Do You Have A Victim Mentality?”