What happens when we have bonding and connection issues? Oct 23, 2023

Bonding, connecting, and attaching with others is foundational for every human being. In our early months and years, we form attachments through being cared for and loved. This lays the groundwork for our ability to grow physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

When babies and young children...

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What Does Mentally Healthy Faith Look Like? Aug 04, 2023

In a world filled with distorted religion and dysfunctional church experiences, what should true, mentally healthy Christian faith really look like? This is an important question to ask ourselves.

A mentally healthy faith stems from a connection to God that provides attachment, meaning, and...

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Resetting Boundaries in Relationships Aug 02, 2023

Do you need a reset on boundaries with loved ones? It’s common for boundary issues to creep into even close relationships over time, even when you may have initially set some boundaries, as those boundaries may have eroded over time. Resetting boundaries requires courage and care, but it...

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Using Pain as a Wake-Up Call for Better Boundaries Jul 31, 2023

 

Is your lack of boundaries causing you pain? Unaddressed pain can be a wake-up call, motivating you to set firmer boundaries. Here are some ways to use pain to establish the boundaries you need.

How to Spot Painful Boundary Issues

Physical and emotional symptoms like chronic exhaustion,...

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Setting Boundaries with Controlling People Jul 28, 2023

Do you have people in your life who try to control you through guilt, anger, or other manipulation tactics? Most of us deal with controlling behaviors from others at some point. The good news is, you don’t have to acquiesce to controlling demands. You can set boundaries that preserve your...

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Don't Just Cope With an Addict Jul 26, 2023

Addiction, a term so often linked with despair and defeat, can fundamentally redefine our relationships. However, transforming our understanding of addiction from an isolated issue to a system problem is a vital first step towards a successful recovery.

Every addictive environment involves a...

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Taking Care of People is Hard (Don't Get Burned Out) Jul 24, 2023

As we navigate life, we often find ourselves taking care of others due to various circumstances. However, it's not uncommon for us to end up in situations where the demands of this caregiving role become so significant and continuous that it starts to take a toll on our well-being, leading to...

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Boundaries with Adult Children Jul 21, 2023

Raising children to be independent adults is arguably one of the most challenging aspects of parenthood. It demands a shift in roles and responsibilities as children grow and navigate their way towards adulthood. Parenting essentially has a shelf life, meaning that, as much as parents are vital...

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How to Disagree With Someone and Not Feel Upset Jul 19, 2023

Disagreements are a part of life, and often an inevitable part of the human experience. They can surface in the political realm, at family gatherings, or even online debates over how people should spend their money or parent their children. Lately, it seems these disagreements have become less...

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Tired of Negativity Jul 17, 2023

Are you tired of negative thinking? Do you desire to embrace a more positive outlook in life? If yes, you're not alone, and positive psychology is here to guide you.

Positive psychology, rather than being focused on healing pain and dysfunction, dives deep into understanding the aspects that...

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Do They Admit The Problem? Jul 14, 2023

In life there are rhythms that call us to embrace new beginnings, and some that necessitate endings. Deciphering which rhythm to follow can be a daunting task. Whether you're dealing with a relationship, an employee, a business strategy, or a health strategy, knowing when to pull the plug and...

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Loneliness is Worse For You Than You May Realize Jul 07, 2023

Loneliness is a universal experience that affects individuals across all stages of life. It is a profound feeling of isolation and disconnection, often accompanied by emotional pain. Despite its prevalence, loneliness is often overlooked or dismissed as a trivial issue. However, it is important...

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