Not Listening! Three More2Life Hacks for How to Get Your Feelings Heard

Sometimes it feels almost impossible to get your family, friends, or significant other to listen to your feelings and meet your needs. Here are three More2Life hacks, inspired by my book, God Help Me, These People Are Driving Me Nuts! that will help you effectively communicate your needs and start living a happier, healthier life!1.  Don’t Bury the Lede--When writers don’t start with the juiciest parts of the story, it’s called “Burying the lede.”  Often, in our attempt to either be polite or … [Read more...]

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Can You Be Mindful And Still Feel Angry?

Mindfulness is a powerful technique for helping individuals develop a healthier relationship with their emotions.  Unfortunately, many individuals have fallen under the misunderstanding that practicing mindfulness means they will be completely at peace at all times. Then, when this doesn't occur, they become more upset or believe that mindfulness doesn’t work.To combat this, we must first understand what mindfulness really is. Mindfulness is, essentially,  the ability to experience your emo … [Read more...]

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“Am I Crazy?” The 9 Components of Mental Health and How You Get Them.

Believe it or not, a mental health professional can make it through his or her bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs without having a single, significant discussion on what the term "mental health" actually means (or the term "mind" for that matter).We tend to be trained to think that mental health is "not" something.  In other words, one becomes mentally healthy when they are "not depressed" or "not anxious" anymore.   At best, we receive a very functional definition of mental heal … [Read more...]

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Catholics & Depression, Anxiety, & Mental/Emotional Illness. What is Your Experience?

For the Christian, mental illness is especially difficult.Depression, Anxiety, and other mental and emotional disorders are often characterized by Christians as moral, spiritual, or characterological failings.  Christians often feel that we should be able to pray away emotional struggles.  Likewise, we're often afraid to seek secular counselors because they might not support our faith journeys.  Further, although Catholic pastors tend to be more accepting of the reality of mental illness and … [Read more...]

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