Tag Archives: anger

Losing Control

I remember hearing a story, many years ago, from a concerned mother about her very angry son. She recounted many outbursts, but one in particular has stuck with me because it showed how different people perceive anger. During an initial … Continue reading

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Anger: A Complex Emotion

“When anger rises, think of the consequences.” -Confucius Anger is a normal human emotion that everyone experiences. At times everyone feels annoyed, frustrated, irritated or angry. Anger can be expressed by shouting, swearing, or sometimes throwing and smashing things. It … Continue reading

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Looking at the Bright Side of Life

As you go about your daily life, you may not realize how much impact the power of your thoughts can have on your actions. Imagine waking up at 6:30 in the morning, feeling refreshed and energized after a great night’s sleep. … Continue reading

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Accepting Imperfection

When you were a child did you hear the words, “children are to be seen and not heard?” Were you allowed to express your feelings such as sadness or anger, or were you expected to be happy and perfect at all times? As … Continue reading

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Goodbyes Are Not Forever…

Saying goodbye is never easy. Whether it is saying goodbye to a relationship, a loved one, a home, or a job; it can be a difficult and painful process. We often focus on what we are losing or have lost, and feel that … Continue reading

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Anger Management — The Personal Side

Anger can be a symptom of depression, grief, acute stress disorder, bipolar disorder, substance abuse and/or addiction, personality disorders, eating disorders, schizophrenia and many, many other disorders. Thus, anger should never be ignored. And, even if you seek treatment and … Continue reading

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Anger Management — The Practical Side

“Anger management” is a term that is used loosely nowadays and even used jokingly in movies and conversations to refer to treatment that might help emotionally explosive individuals. But, anger is a real and powerful emotion and can be dangerous … Continue reading

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Count to Ten — The Personal Side

I have never had what you would call an “anger problem.” However, during graduate school to become a licensed mental health counselor, I discovered two main things about myself and anger. The first is related to forgiveness and the second … Continue reading

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Count to Ten – The Practical Side

Whether from real life or Hollywood movies, you have probably heard of counting to ten, walking away or taking deep breaths to help manage anger. There are many ways to deal with anger, both positive and negative. However, until what … Continue reading

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The Art of Forgiveness – The Personal Side

Years ago when working with trauma patients, a colleague told me that she never expected her clients to forgive their perpetrators.  I knew what she meant.  Some of the things we are forced to experience in this life are so … Continue reading

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