I need your input to resolve a family conflict!
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I need your input to resolve a family conflict!

I need your input! I’ve been struggling with an upcoming situation, and I’m conflicted about what to do. My mother is going to have her 90th birthday on July 10th. That date comes out on a Thursday, and my sisters want to celebrate on the weekend because of work schedules.

I’m a traditionalist and believe that a birthday should be celebrated on the exact day. Especially a milestone birthday such as this. Isn’t that why they call it a birthday? (more…)

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Do you purposely avoid awkward experiences?

Do you purposely avoid awkward experiences? I do! I read an interesting article by Dr. Alice Boyes about this topic. The article is as follows:

Sometimes when people use avoiding behavior, it’s for the purpose of avoiding heavy-duty emotions. However, it’s also very common for people to avoid milder emotions, like awkwardness. I frequently see people choosing not to enact their personal values to avoid feeling temporarily awkward. (more…)

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Is guilt good or bad?
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Is guilt good or bad?

That depends. There are many potential motivations behind guilt. Is the guilt being used to motivate you to do something good? Is it being used to make you feel bad about a mistake you made? Is it being use to get you to do something for someone else. This is a very complex question!

For some people, guilt can be a powerful motivator. For others, it can be a drain on their energy and a preoccupation that keeps them from moving forward. It’s important to analyze the effect it has in your life. Is guilt a valuable guide or something to eliminate? How has guilt had an impact on your life? (more…)

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