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Holiday Blues: 7 Steps to Lift Your Mood

It may be a time when stress and anxiety run higher than usual. This time of year can exacerbate preexisting financial strains, family conflicts and shame.

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Part Four: Avoid Your Family Over the Holiday Season. Here’s How.
Can you avoid seeing your family for the holidays? Maybe not. But if they cause emotional pain, don’t be afraid to take steps to minimize the interaction with them.

“And They Lived Happily Ever After”… Really!?

Remember the fairy tales we read as children? Snow White? Cinderella? Beauty and the Beast? Each ended with one version or another of “…and they lived happily ever after.” This Valentines week, I’m going to let you in on a little secret: True love bears no resemblance whatsoever to a fairy tale’s romantic ending.

All Eyes on Me, Wonderful Me!

What are some of the hallmarks of the Narcissistic personality? First and foremost is excessive self absorption. The Narcissist is rarely, if ever, truly interested in others. He or she may go on at length about themselves, but rarely demonstrate a meaningful interest in you.

Courageous Unstoppable You: Facing Yourself to Find Happiness

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” This quote from Aristotle is the cornerstone of all insight-oriented psychotherapies.

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Conclusion: Own Your Life by Owning Up to Yourself
Unfortunately, our compulsion to repeat self-sabotaging behaviors can be so subtle, pervasive, and quietly destructive that many of us spend our whole lives enacting toxic tropes without ever becoming fully conscious of them.