What makes us American is not a question of what we look like, or where our names come from, or the way we pray. What makes us American is our fidelity to a set of ideals -- that all of us are created equal; that all of us deserve the chance to make of our lives what we will; that all of us share an obligation to stand up, speak out, and secure our most cherished values for the next generation. That's how America has traveled this far. That's how, if we keep at it, we will ul
"Anger is what we hold onto when pain is too hard to handle." -morethanOKla⠀
Anger is a secondary emotion, meaning we revert to it in order to avoid or protect ourselves from other, more vulnerable feelings. ⠀
As therapists I am often guilty of over-asking "I'm curious what's lying underneath that anger?" - which is my way of prodding to see what might have fueled that anger. ⠀
Another way to think about it is when someone cuts you off in traffic. Our response is
Being brave is about making conscious act to do something, that you wouldn't ordinarily do. Similarly, saying "I love you" is far different from BEING or doing loving things for the person we adore. ⠀
⠀ Compassion, courage, love, bravery and connection are some of the big words we like to throw around in pop psychology vernacular. ⠀The thing they all have in common is that like verbs, they are all things you have to DO. We have to show our love and compassion by doing it. We
A controversial figure perhaps, but Freud undoubtedly had the most incredible insight into the human mind and the unconscious. He set the tone for psychology and therapeutic work today; and the work made famous by Brené Brown is the perfect example. She says "vulnerability is the birthplace of everything we are hungry for " and agrees that out of our deepest insecurities can emerge our most powerful assets"
What action will you take today that will get you closer to your dreams?⠀ Success comes from the cumulative effect of the little steps we take each day, despite the challenges we face and the insecurity we feel. The road to success is through commitment which happens to be a verb - a doing word. Each day we must find the strength to take action, it's the only way that we are going to achieve our goals, dreams, and desires.⠀ ⠀ The problem we have discovered in our work is that
Taking action is an important part of our lives, especially right now in the current political climate and it's easy to read that Yoda means that you either do something 100% or you don't. It could be read that if you don't succeed, there's not point.
But, in the movie, Yoda is addressing a state of mind that Luke Skywalker had about using The Force on his X-wing. Luke started out with the assumption that his task couldn’t be done, that he would fail. ⠀
If your mind