Don’t Give Away Your Power

Karen and Steve stood in the hallway, complaining about their manager’s latest top-down decision. “He’s unfair.” “Micromanaging.” “Never listens to us.” Gina met me for lunch, complaining about her relationship—the same things she’s been complaining about for years: “He never does anything around the house.” “Never listens.” “Doesn’t care about me.” Then it hit me.Continue reading “Don’t Give Away Your Power”

When Anger Gets the Best of You…

My Dad was a fine Christian man. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Dad was widely respected and loved by his family, within our town, on his job, in the church and throughout all the circles of his life. Everyone liked Jack Chinn. But, one day in 1956, he exploded inContinue reading “When Anger Gets the Best of You…”

3 Keys to Stop Domestic Violence

                              Domestic violence (also known as intimate partner violence) can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, income, or other factors. Statistics: 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. Women experience more than 4Continue reading “3 Keys to Stop Domestic Violence”

7 Simple Ways to Handle Rejection

What is rejection? Rejection (in the context of a relationship – social or romantic) basically means exclusion – from a group, an interaction, information, communication or emotional intimacy. When someone deliberately excludes you from any of these, your brain tells you that you’re experiencing rejection. The psychological term for this type of rejection is SocialContinue reading “7 Simple Ways to Handle Rejection”

How to Defuse a Verbal Attack

Have you ever been verbally attacked by someone? It hurts and our natural reaction is to fight it, but this is the worst thing you can do. Fighting what someone has to say doesn’t make the person’s upset go away. It gives it more power. The person gets more upset and blasts you even more.Continue reading “How to Defuse a Verbal Attack”

Control Anger Before it Controls You!

We all know what anger is, and we’ve all felt it: whether as a fleeting annoyance or as full-fledged rage. Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems—problems at work, in your personal relationships, and in the overall qualityContinue reading “Control Anger Before it Controls You!”

Cutting Addiction: No Gain in Your Pain

Cutting and other forms of self-harm are medical illnesses that occur when patients hurt themselves to help deal with deep-set emotions or distress. The prevalence of intentional self-injury is increasing and understanding the totality of the disease is complex. Proper, swift treatment is the best way to help prevent any dire consequences of cutting. WhyContinue reading “Cutting Addiction: No Gain in Your Pain”

Anger: The Beast Within Us!

People experience anger in many different ways and for many different reasons. What makes you angry may only mildly irritate one of your colleagues, and have little to no effect on another. This subjectivity can make anger difficult to understand and deal with; it also highlights that the response is down to you. So angerContinue reading “Anger: The Beast Within Us!”