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April 2010

  • Mon, 04/26/2010 at 11:42am

    How do you see your world? Do you see things as right or wrong, good or bad, all or nothing? This type of thinking is known as “dichotomous” or “black and white thinking”. Black and white thinking leaves you viewing your world in mandates. "I must be perfect or else." "I must be thin." And when you only view your world in mandates (shoulds and shouldn’ts) you are unable to see alternatives. The problem with this type of thinking is that you leave yourself with very little room for mistakes. And when you make a mistake you may feel despair, guilty and even sadness.

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  • Sun, 04/18/2010 at 1:01pm

    Understanding the World Around Us

    We strive to understand why things happen to us and around us. Understanding why events happen can help us respond to the event. It’s important to have an accurate understanding of why the event happens so we can choose the appropriate response. We can evaluate behavior in two ways. We can attribute behavior to a person’s disposition or to external circumstances.

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  • Sun, 04/11/2010 at 9:22pm

    Becoming An Adult

    When you are between the ages of 18 to 25, you experience many wonderful milestones. Graduating high school and college, voting, being away from home for the first time, military service, drinking, reduced car insurance, getting your first “real” job.

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  • Sun, 04/4/2010 at 3:44pm

    Challenge of Relationships

    Relationships can be rewarding and challenging experiences. Couples experience the joys of romance early in their relationship – the “Honeymoon Period”. Your partner consumes your thoughts. You can’t get enough of them and everything they do is fascinating. During the honeymoon period they are infallible – nothing they do is wrong. However, what happens when the honeymoon is over? You begin to see a fuller picture of your partner – the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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