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Have You Ever Felt Like Running Away From Home?

Have You Ever Felt Like Running Away From Home?

Have you ever felt like life is just too tough? You just want to run away…to anywhere just as long as you don’t stay where you are. But deep down you know that won’t help anything. Your problems will just pack themselves into whatever suitcase you pull off the shelf and jump out at you the first time you unlatch the lid and flip it open. But that urge to flee remains. Your stomach is in knots. You’re tired. You…

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Hold That Thought!

Hold That Thought!

We all hate the thought of one human being bullying another. There are entire campaigns dedicated to eradicating bullying on campuses. We’ve read stories about young people actually ending their lives because they were bullied on a social networking site. There are also stories of teenagers who were so tortured by bullies that they snapped. They took guns to school and killed students and teachers. Unfortunately, these stories are beginning to lose their shock value. Would it shock you to…

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3 Ways to Using Imagery to Calm Your Emotions

3 Ways to Using Imagery to Calm Your Emotions

Have you ever felt like going to bed because your emotions were “off the charts?” I have, and I found myself lying there thinking about what I was so angry about. Turns out, that’s not very helpful. Then I learned a DBT Skill that helped me not only calm down but also helped to turn those negative emotions towards more positive ones as well. I headed off to the beach. Well…sort of. You see, I live in Montana. Not much…

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Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear

Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear

The other day I pulled out of my driveway and onto the main thoroughfare leading downtown in Helena, Montana. It had lightly snowed a few days before and then warmed up considerably, so the streets were slushy and slippery. Luckily, I only have about a three minute commute to my office. A half a block later, I glanced into my rear-view mirror and saw that there was someone right behind me. I mean right behind me. I couldn’t tell how…

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Changing Your Brain Using Compassion-Based Mindfulness

Changing Your Brain Using Compassion-Based Mindfulness

Hi everybody!  I just wanted to pass this link along so you can read my latest article on Psychology Today and learn more about the blog, “Stop Walking on Eggshells,” by author Randi Kreger.  This website has wonderful information for those who have family members or loved-ones who suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder as well as forums to join and support.  Click below to check it out! If the link doesn’t work, please copy and paste in your browser address…

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Out of Control ~ Part 3

Out of Control ~ Part 3

In Out of Control Part 1, we talked about the brain, and how that non-thinking, emotional part of our brain, right smack in the middle of our heads, can hijack us, and cause us to react in ways that tend to hurt others or ourselves. In Out of Control Part 2, we discussed thinking errors, and how our feelings in childhood can affect the way we think.  We also learned that the way we think can affect our feelings, and…

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Out of Control ~ Part 2

Out of Control ~ Part 2

[heading type=”1″]2.[/heading] It’s All In My Head? Ever hear that one? It’s all in your head? Wow. If I had a dollar for every…well, never mind. Anyway, truth be told, I wish someone HAD told me that! I had my first full on panic attack when I was twenty-three years old. It was such a horrible feeling. I thought I was having a heart attack. I thought I would never be able to breathe again. I thought I was dying….

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