Successfully Launching your Teenager

Successfully Launching your Teenager

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Date : March 30, 2012

Many teenagers have difficulty leaving home once they graduate high school. When you reached the magic age of eighteen, it was expected that you would move out of your parent’s home. You would either go to college, vocational school or get a job. This doesn’t seem to be the normal process today. It is not unusual for teens to live with their parents until their mid twenties.

This is because: • It is more expensive to live on your own today than ever before • There is no shame attached to...

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Follow Your Dreams

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Date : March 27, 2012

You have reached an important milestone in your life and you are taking stock of how you feel about your accomplishments. You recently had a birthday and may have celebrated turning age thirty, forty, fifty, or sixty. You are pleased about many of your achievements, but feel that important goals have not been reached. If you recently turned thirty, you feel dropping out of college several years ago prevented you from having the career you always wanted. The current job you hold is not interesting or...

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Do you ever Recover from Emotional Pain? The Answer is Yes

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Date : March 24, 2012

Many of us who have experienced emotional pain wonder if it is ever really possible to recover from it. You have been to therapy, support groups and read plenty of self-help books, but you feel unresolved about your emotional pain. You wonder if you are dealing with it in the most effective manner and you become angry at yourself for not feeling completely unencumbered from whatever trauma you have experienced. You may have been abused or abandoned by one of your parents or someone close to you died years...

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Ten Life Changes to Consider while Pondering your Mortality

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Date : March 19, 2012

When do you begin to ponder your own mortality? Is this a right of passage that happens to everyone eventually? Or do we only face the possibility of our own deaths when some tragic event takes place? The tragedy may be someone close to us dying or being diagnosed with a terminal disease. Does society teach us how to deal with our mortality in a dignified and fearless manner?

Some of us find solace in the teachings in our houses of worship, government and schools. Many others have not found...

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The Hidden Benefit of Grief: Why It Doesn’t Need to Hurt Forever

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Date : March 16, 2012

I was taught, as most of us were, that facing the death of a loved one is an action that should be avoided at all costs because it would cause too much pain. This hurting could only overwhelm you to the point where you couldn’t function.

I learned that this need to deny and avoid our own mourning causes physical and emotional complications that profoundly affect the quality of our lives.

I recently discovered the hidden benefit of grief: why is doesn’t need to hurt forever and I want to...

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What kind of Man do you want to be?

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Date : March 10, 2012

Are you confused as to what kind of man you want to be? Are you unsure if you want to present the image you have of yourself to the outside world? Are you afraid that you don’t present a masculine enough profile? Do you believe that society dictates qualities and behaviors that a man is supposed to maintain? Do you have many of the following qualities: stoicism, emotional expression limited to anger, drive to win no matter who gets hurt in the process, self centered, a good conversationalist,...

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When Calmness is a Trigger for Fear and how to Change it

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Date : March 9, 2012

Many of us are anxious and looking for ways to become more relaxed. We are asked to meditate, breathe deeply or create a calming visual picture in your mind. We attempt these activities over and over again with no positive results. You may be able to relax when you are really not focusing on doing so. Activities such as reading, watching TV or lying out on a beach may feel calming and rejuvenating. But this is different from moving from a state of panic to a place of relaxation. There are many of us...

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Recovery from Rejection

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Date : March 1, 2012

We all get rejected at different times in our lives. Our lovers unexpectedly break up with us. Friends terminate relationships sometimes without rhyme or reason. The job that seemed a shoe-in was not to be had. The college you banked on accepting you with open arms sends a terse rejection letter.

Rejection hurts whether you are prepared for it or not. There is a whole series of emotions you go through when you are snubbed. These emotions are similar to what one goes through while grieving. At first...

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