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Motivation

Why Am I Regressing?

I have been reading a lot about resiliency and why some thrive in a crisis and others don’t.  I came across a theory by psychologist Dr. Merete Wedell-Wedellsborg that describes 3 stages of responding to a crisis that I found rang true and hope you...

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Eye of the Storm

After working with a client recently on his emotional stress reactions, he had an image of being at peace in the eye of a storm with a growing white protective bubble around him and the dark clouds receding farther and farther out....

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The Stress Hardy Personality

Everyone I talk to these days is tired, distracted, and anxious. There is much uncertainty in our lives and much continued disruption. The definition of stress is: A response to any pressure or demand, requiring change or adaptation. Sound familiar?...

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Welcome to the Hallway

A few years ago, I heard a talk by Ellen Debenport, author of Hell in the Hallway, Light at the Door. Her book is a guide to times of transition, ultimately reminding us that even during these difficult times, we have choices and opportunities to claim...

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What’s Your Stress Personality?

At 3 weeks into "shelter in place" orders amidst a global pandemic, I'm guessing every reader's stress personality has emerged!  Each of us has developed a pattern of coping that results from a combination of nature and nurture.  ...

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