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Use Your Intense Emotions as a Catalyst for Growth

When you are curious about what thoughts trigger your emotions, your inner world starts to open up. You begin to prepare yourself before you even get triggered. This is how you become a catalyst for your own growth. A few months ago I told my son to get in the shower for bedtime. He said ok. I came back and he was reading one of my old Calvin and Hobbes comic books still sitting on the toilet. I told him again, he said ok, and I went...

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How to Turn Inward and Detox Your Mind

When we are overwhelmed by confusion, our psyche tries to establish certainty to alleviate our discomfort. This is usually accomplished by mentally imagining and acting out a plot. Unfortunately, much of the time, we mentally visualize pessimistic (or worst-case scenario) scenarios to provide certainty. But, right now, think about what story you’re telling yourself in response to this confusion. Playing out a scary story is of no...