Trust: Do I Attract Unsafe People?

It is typically hard for us to look within, but improving character discernment can be a game changer in your relationships and ability to trust.

Staples of Meaningful Friendships

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When life is busy and full, but friendships are an important part of life…how do we juggle it? How do we stay close and connected?

Keeping It Honest

Have you ever felt the need to keep something from a partner to prevent them from feeling hurt or disappointed? There are times in many relationships when it seems like not hurting the other’s feelings is more important than being honest. However, as is often seen with couples, this isn’t really the best policy.

Trust: Unsafe People

Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend, authors of Safe People, address relational trust from three perspectives: unsafe people, attracting unsafe people, and safe people.

The Fear of Commitment

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When you think about commitment, how does that make you feel? Does your heart race? Do you feel faint? Do you feel the need to literally run? These are real feelings of men and women who have a fear of commitment. These fears are usually rooted in fear of missing out on other opportunities or fear of making bad decisions.

Fear and Our View of the Future

How does fear affect our view of the future? Now is the time to find your voice, your priorities, and line them up with your life values.

Think About Your Thoughts

Cognitive distortions are common ways in which thoughts become skewed, causing people to feel depressed and anxious, among other things.

After School Meltdowns

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An after-school meltdown may be your child releasing their pent up mental, physical and emotional energy after a full day of needing to exercise a lot of self-control.

Fear-Setting

If you looked at the title of this blog and thought “What is fear-setting?” you are probably not alone. This was a foreign concept to me as well before I recently watched Tim Ferriss describe fear-setting in his TED Talk, “Why You Should Define Your Fears Instead of Your Goals”.

Managing Fears – Part 2

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A good way to manage fear responses is to maintain regular, consistent self-care practices when we are not in fearful situations.