What keeps my fear in check

My parents were married for over forty years, with a good amount of common ground between them. But their political leanings grew in different directions after the last general election. I’ve

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Use envy to your advantage

You're scrolling through Instagram and come upon a picture of someone's gorgeous vacation spot, idyllic corner in their home, exclusive event they're attending, and it hits you...your mood shifts, and

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How to get ahold of fear

When my fear is triggered, I can question things that in any other moment I know are quite secure. It’s something to respect about our humanity. Fear doesn’t just change

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The power of your autopilot

Don't underestimate the power of your autopilot. Learning to drive a manual-transmission car is the best metaphor I can think of to explain mindlessness, and the relationship between the conscious and

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We will never force change

A poem I wrote early in my counseling career about the realities of addiction .... We will never force change It comes from within and runs from pressure We can only believe in

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