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Anger Management

Anger can be a debilitating problem or just an indication that something needs to be addressed. If you have an anger issue what you do about it makes all the difference. Have you heard of the Serenity Prayer that is used in Alcoholics Anonymous and other such meetings? It goes like this: "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to  know the difference."

Everyone has anger issues. Anger is a normal part of life.

Women

What is the difference between women's equality 40 year's ago and the present? Yes, we are able to pursue any career we desire. Yes, men are assuming more responsibility for childcare. Yes, most women aspire to some kind of career or occupation more than they look for a marriage partner. 

On the other hand, anorexia nervosa (an eating disorder that may cause death from starvation and malnutrition) is higher than ever. 8 million Americans, 90% of them are young women, have this disorder.

Hope

Everyone needs hope these days. We all hope that isis is defeated and that we don't lose our freedom. We all hope that we can get a handle on global warming before our planet is destroyed. But what about the daily life we all experience? Are we consumed with world problems so much that we have no room for joy? 
Spontaneous feelings of pleasure and happiness seem to happen when we are feeling good about ourselves and our choices. That inner peace is priceless, but it can't be obtained by any other means than self-knowledge and self-acceptance.

Depression

What is depression? 

It is lethargy; a feeling of not OK. You have angry feelings towards others and yourself but you don't know where to go or what to do about these feelings. They linger around like a bad cold sapping your energy and drive. 

You might be in a place where there is no one who understands or cares what you are feeling. Maybe you don't know how to express your thoughts. They may be all jumbled up inside your head like a cobweb and you feel like the bug who is trapped.

Divorce

Even if your divorce was amiable and equitable, you may still be dealing with the aftermath of disappointment, grief, and loneliness. You may feel at loose ends and wonder where to begin. 

Having a safe place to  sort out "your life" from "your life as a married woman" with someone who has been there, can be a way to jumpstart your new beginning. 

What tools do you need to begin your new adventure? Have you set some goals for your future? If so, are you working on them?

Retirement

What are you planning for your retirement? Are you excited  about your plans? If you are thinking that you can't wait to sleep as long as you want and do whatever you please, you might want to reconsider your options. 

There is nothing wrong with looking forward to freedom from the alarm, but that will quickly become quite boring if when you finally get up, you have nothing much to do but get a new tube of toothpaste. 

 Retirement can be  something really special if you find a new and exciting activity to pursue.

The Importance of Women honoring themselves

Women are often the nurturers, housekeepers, and cooks of their family. They also are often called to employment. This multitasking can wear out anyone. The outcome of this unending stress can be depression and anxiety and a loss of personal ambition. 

What might be the solution for this dilemma ? I believe that women have an obligation to themselves to keep their spirits alive by making sure they continue to find time for their own creative abilities and desires. 

This is not only good for their well-being but also for their children.

Insecurity

When you have parents who are deeply unhappy with themselves, you don't get to see what it is like to be happy.

You don't get to learn what happy people do. You identify with your parents because they are your role models. You emulate them consciously and unconsciously.

 Sometimes your role models are so poor that you are not given enough positive regard that you need  for self-acceptance.

Are you doomed to continue the same miserable life ? Can you realize that you are not your parents?

How Important is it to find your passion ?

It doesn't matter what other people think. It doesn't matter if you make money. It does matter that you take your own goals and dreams and find a way to make them real.
 
I believe we all have certain gifts that can be used to better ourselves and others. We can say to ourselves that one day we will have the time to pursue those goals and dreams and maybe that is true. Maybe we do have to wait until we don't have pressing bills to pay that depend on that steady paycheck from a job we tolerate.
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