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Two Very Different Ways to Deal With Hurt

By Monica Nelson You’ve been hurt by someone you care about. They have carelessly taken your heart and stomped all over it. How you react not only tells a lot about who you are as a person, it dictates how you feel. There are as many unique ways to react to a hurt as there are individuals on this earth. But let’s take a look at some general responses and analyze how they affect your life. One: Allowing Emotionally Overrun Responses These type of responses occur when you allow your hurt and pain to take over. When you let anger, bitterness, and vengeance have ultimate control, your response becomes a … Continue reading

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Why Strengthening Your Emotional Life Should Rank as One of the Most Important Goals of Your Life

By Monica Nelson On a recent trip into town, I approached a T-turn in the left-hand lane. I noted the recently replaced sign that showed the rules for the turn had changed. The sign previously indicated that a driver could make both a left- and a right-hand turn from the right-hand lane. The new sign stated that the right-hand lane now permitted a right-hand turn only, leaving the left-hand lane the only legal lane from which a left-hand turn could be made. After the light changed, I made my left-hand turn simultaneously merging into the far right. That’s when an angry horn sounded and I jumped. The woman in the … Continue reading

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Explosion or Expression, Anger Gone Wrong

By Monica Nelson Three years ago there was an incident that took place at Bellevue College in Washington state. Students in a classroom got into a verbal altercation during a video presentation in class. The verbal exchanges were fierce and escalated quickly. It ended when one of the students attacked the other with a knife. What is not surprising, and an ironic twist, is that the class the students were attending was an anger management class. Anger is an emotion. When we think of anger, we generally think of it as a negative emotion. But anger can be a healthful and positive emotion. It helps us diffuse a build-up of … Continue reading

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