By Amy Sherman, LMHC & Rosalind Sedacca, CCT
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a timely reminder for the NFL to do the right thing, to forget about the good ol’ boys club and to change social consciousness when it comes to competition, aggression and power.
Aggression has its place when defending our country, suppressing our enemies, thwarting injustices and even while playing football. However, there is no place for aggression within a marriage or intimate relationships.
When you hear that 85 NFL players have been arrested for domestic-related violence and only 11% have received suspensions from the NFL, you have to wonder where the industry’s mindset is – and what their priorities are.… CONTINUE READING
What if you like to argue! In fact, the most common things people argue about are money, sex, family, work and chores. Sometimes, it’s necessary to argue as a way of setting boundaries and establishing limits in a relationship. If something is very important to you, arguing may be necessary to get your point heard. It allows you to vent and clean the air when things have been built up inside for too long. Plus, yelling is a good release for de-stressing from a hectic day. Ultimately, arguing has some positive benefits and can actually make you feel closer to your partner, by allowing you to understand each other a little better.… CONTINUE READING
Does success mean having more and more? Does it mean owning bigger and better? In reality, success is your perception of what you think you want or need. It is your description of what you can attain out of life.
Success is different for everyone. Some people equate success with happiness; others relate it to things they have and still others associate it with acknowledgment and fame.
Success is often determined by what you have done or achieved and how much contentment, peace of mind and happiness it has brought to you.
Most people do not know what their heart truly wants and that is why it is so difficult feel successful.… CONTINUE READING
Are you worrying about tomorrow and forgetting to live for today?
The trouble with projecting too far in the future is that today never looks good enough because you’re always waiting for something better to come along.
How long are you going to wait for life to be just right?
While you’re waiting to be happy, you’re depriving yourself of living right now. Each moment of each day, life is renewing itself, bringing with it exciting beginnings.
When you realize that your life is perfect, right now, your awareness increases and each present moment becomes a gift of time to live fully and completely.… CONTINUE READING
Would you like to join the millions of people who have kicked the habit? If the thought of adding stress, sadness, weight gain and cravings to your plate is not an idea you want to entertain, you’re not alone. After all, it’s not easy giving up something that has been an integral part of your life for many years, offering comfort and pleasure. But it is possible.
You must stop smoking. Why? You know the reasons. Fear is a powerful motivator, but don’t wait to hear you have cancer before you commit to making this change.
Once you’re ready and make the decision to throw away your cigarettes, this is what you’ll experience:
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