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Understanding Emotions

Understanding Emotions

"Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know." ~ Pema Chodron Most of us don’t step back and consider the functions of our feelings. Emotions provide us with valuable information. Let’s consider what the value is in feeling happy. Happiness...

What Is Self-Esteem?

What Is Self-Esteem?

Self-esteem is a combination of: Self-Worth — A sense of your value as a person. Self Confidence — A sense of confidence in yourself (doing, judging, thinking, etc). What plays into the development of self-esteem? Positive patterns and experiences in...

What Is Self-Esteem?

You Are What You Think: What Are Cognitive Distortions?

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Which came first, the depression symptoms or the pessimistic thoughts? In many cases, depression actually is the result of habitual negative thoughts. When bad things happen, we begin chastising ourselves with thoughts such...