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May 2010

  • Sun, 05/9/2010 at 7:55pm

    Challenges or triggers are the people, places, or things that "set you up" or overwhelm you and may lead to unsafe behavior. A challenge can be as broad as anger or as specific as "when my friend says…" It is important to identify your challenges and the things that cause you high levels of stress. What are your challenges? Who are the people that rile you up? What are the emotions, places, relationships, and events that stress you out? What phrases can you not bear to hear?

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  • Mon, 05/3/2010 at 10:37pm

    We all experience pain. It is our response to pain that defines us. How do you deal with emotional and mental pain? Do you:

    • Ignore your pain?
    • Feed your feelings?
    • Isolate?
    • Focus on other people's problems?
    • Lash out?
    • Drink or use drugs?

    Learning to deal with your emotions is an important life lesson. Here are few things to keep in mind to appropriately handle feelings.

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