Or… maybe you see that there’s a bigger plan in the works for your life. If that’s too spiritual a view for you, perhaps it’s time to come to terms with your fears and accept realities you don’t want to accept. [Read more…]
What resentments or regrets are you holding on to?
Sometimes years can go by while you keep a firm grasp of what causes you stress simply because you can’t let go of the idea that you could have made different choices in life.
Or, could you have made different choices or taken a different direction in your life? If so, why didn’t you? Sounds like an important topic to discuss. [Read more…]
Internally, you can feel guilt for something you’ve said or done. Externally, you can feel the shame by being the recipient of other people’s judging and blaming. In this episode, a listener asks me the difference between the two so I do my best to explain how I see it. [Read more…]
You usually don’t discuss suicidal thoughts with others. And because of that, they fester inside. Often the people around you have no clue what’s going on with you until it’s too late.
I personally don’t believe suicidal thoughts in themselves are necessarily unhealthy*. In fact, I believe they can be a good way to use your brain the way it was designed:
To consider all outcomes of a situation, good, bad and ugly. Your brain appreciates that it has a choice.
Manipulative people do whatever they can to make you feel bad, guilty or ashamed. If you know they’re doing something wrong, they will skillfully turn it around and convince you that it’s your fault. They purposefully string you along using delay tactics. How they do it is sometimes impossible to figure out, so it’s time to learn a bit more about their methods and what you need to look for to avoid the “stringing along” they tend to do so that they can keep getting their needs met by using you.
Also, I read a letter from someone who’s not sure if she should move out of her mom’s house and go back to Florida. She has grown dependent on her mom and is very scared she’ll regret the decision if she leaves. She also thinks that staying might be a mistake so she’s stuck not knowing what to do without making the wrong decision.
Finally, I end the show talking a bit more about manipulative people. You gotta learn all you can about them – your happiness is at stake!