Author Archives: Holly Lapka

The Importance of Friendships

Human beings are social creatures. Attachment to others is hard wired into our development. Our first relationships with our parents or caregivers, then our siblings and eventually school age friendships form the building blocks of how we relate to others … Continue reading

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Sadness

As my husband and I were leaving my in-law’s home during our last visit, I witnessed a scene that has played out countless times during my 12 years in this family. While we are pulling out of the driveway, my … Continue reading

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Anger

Anger is tricky. It’s another one of those emotions that are “uncomfortable” and we’re often taught not to feel it: “Don’t be mad-it was an accident” “I already said I was sorry-why are you still angry about that?” “That incident … Continue reading

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Forget Everything And Run

Fear is a basic, yet powerful emotion. It shows itself to us in many forms; a racing heart, surge of energy, “butterflies” in the stomach. These physical cues usually result from our most primal form of fear that sets off … Continue reading

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The Inner Critic

“I can’t believe I slept so late, I’m so lazy.” “I will never get all of this done in time, I’m so stupid for offering to help.” “I’m such an idiot! I can’t believe I forgot my book again!” “There … Continue reading

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