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Dealing with mental illness in a marriage: 6 tips | KSL.com

Dealing with mental illness in a marriage: 6 tips | KSL.com | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
According to the National Institute of Mental
Health, about one in four American adults meet
criteria for a mental health diagnosis. Here
are six tips if one of those adults is your
spouse.
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When You’re In Transition: Being Patient and Accepting Uncertainty

When You’re In Transition: Being Patient and Accepting Uncertainty | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Transitions come with uncertainty, but if we rush to have everything figured out, we make a choice that's not right for us.
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Julianna Bonola's curator insight, January 28, 2014 6:26 PM

Transitions come in all shapes and sizes.  When we are faced with a reality check that leads us into a long transitional period, staying centred is difficult.  I recall my last major tranisitory period.  Life looked so bleake - no money, lots of bills and no one close enough to share what I was going through.  I just kept reminding myself that it was my choice to be where I was, and that time would pass and I would get through the subsequent changes.  I reminded myself of this every day until one day, I realised that I didn't need to remind myself that it was my choice,to feel okay about where I was.  It was around that time also, that the fogg lifted and I could see a future ahead of me.  Over time, I learned that change doesn't have to be scarry, it will always be there and there's no point in being afraid of it, because being afraid doesn't help.  In fact, being afraid makes it worse.  Relaxing into transition and being kind and gentle with yourself is the easiest and fastest way through any transition.  It can be done!  I'm living proof.  And, if I can do it, anyone can do it.

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Ten Keys to Handling Unreasonable & Difficult People

Ten Keys to Handling Unreasonable & Difficult People | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
10 Strategies for Handling Aggressive or Problem Personalities
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Fahari Health Resources's curator insight, January 3, 2014 1:23 AM

Most of us encounter unreasonable people in our lives. We may be “stuck” with a difficult individual at work or at home. It’s easy to let a challenging person affect us and ruin our day. What are some of the keys to empowering yourself in such situations? Below are ten keys to handling unreasonable and difficult people. Keep in mind that these are general rules of thumb, and not all of the tips may apply to your particular situation. Simply utilize what works and leave the rest.

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» Drama and Chaos in Relationships - The Impact of Sex Addiction

» Drama and Chaos in Relationships  - The Impact of Sex Addiction | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
When drama characterizes a relationship it is often because drama has become a drug in its own right. For sex addicts high drama relationships ..
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» A Simple Practice to a Happier Balanced Brain - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

» A Simple Practice to a Happier Balanced Brain - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
We all want to be happy, but our brain isn't wired for it. This simple practice can help open up the mind to a happier more balanced life.
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Julianna Bonola's curator insight, July 11, 2013 12:49 AM

Such a simple exercise to bring such big relief.

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After the Narcissistic Parent

After the Narcissistic Parent | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
It’s Narcissist Friday! A friend asked me to go with him to see his mother as she lay dying in the hospital.  He wanted me to reassure her about her faith.  He may also have wanted me to understand...
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Too many people have parents who did not/could not love them, for whatever reason. Unlike Hollywood, there are rarely deathbed apologies and reconciliation from the abuser.

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What Chokes You Up? Why We Cry And Why It Is Helpful

What Chokes You Up? Why We Cry And Why It Is Helpful | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Helping you heal spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically.
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The Zen of Anger: 5 Tips to Overcome Negative Reactions | Tiny Buddha

The Zen of Anger: 5 Tips to Overcome Negative Reactions | Tiny Buddha | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Today you can feel calm, collected, and in control of your emotions. These 5 tips will help.
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“When you blame others, you give up your power to change.” ~Dr. Anthony Robins

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OCPD - Scattered Thoughts from the Front Lines: Empathy vs. Sympathy vs. File Not Found

OCPD - Scattered Thoughts from the Front Lines: Empathy vs. Sympathy vs. File Not Found | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

When we say we want a partner to demonstrate empathy, is perhaps what we really mean  sympathy?

 

The point has been made by some of my friends battling OCPD is that it's not that they necessarily lack empathy (though sometimes they do). In fact, when someone they love is hurting, they are often all knotted up inside, hurting with and for their partner, but often, none of that shows on the outside.

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Getting Rid of Negative Voices In Our Heads

Getting Rid of Negative Voices In Our Heads | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

"You are stupid. You are ugly. You will never amount to anything. You’re fat."

If we believed these, there would be no hope to be any different. We can conclude that we are and will always be a failure at life.

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You Can Blame Others or Save Yourself | Tiny Buddha

You Can Blame Others or Save Yourself | Tiny Buddha | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Most importantly, don’t waste your precious time feeling bad and doing nothing about it. You are the hero of your own life. Save yourself and live.
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The “Whys” To Our Problems Might Block Us From Answers

The “Whys” To Our Problems Might Block Us From Answers | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Wondering why we have a problem can be awesomely helpful. Knowing how a problem was recruited into our life can help us see how to get rid of it, or it can assist us in being gentle with ourselves.

 

Or it might be incredibly distracting. Instead of thinking ahead to what actions or thoughts can change we can get stuck in judgment, lamenting, and maybe even self pity: Why is this happening to me? What did I do to deserve this? Why am I being punished?

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Why Good Enough And Done Is Better Than Perfect

Why Good Enough And Done Is Better Than Perfect | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
When we allow perfectionism to stop us from sharing our gifts with the world we are sacrificing the good for the perfect. Here's one way to move past it.
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How to Release Disappointment and Thrive When Life Isn’t Fair

How to Release Disappointment and Thrive When Life Isn’t Fair | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
We all live with circumstances that are not fair or ideal. Life is too short to live in frustration that things are not the way we want them to be.
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Why people self-sabotage their happiness - Karen Salmansohn

Why people self-sabotage their happiness - Karen Salmansohn | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
If you want to live your happiest life you must break free from the shackles of “masochistic equilibrium."
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How to Lean into Discomfort (& Unstick Your Stuck Karma).

How to Lean into Discomfort (& Unstick Your Stuck Karma). | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Can you give some direction and guidance about how one goes about leaning into the discomfort? There are some places in my life I’m okay with discomfort and I guess I lean into it.
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Julianna Bonola's curator insight, July 31, 2013 8:42 PM

For those of you wanting to truly understand mindfulness, this will help.  Catching yourself in that moment in time - in that pivot point moment allows us to choose a different way of responding to discomfort.

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» Affect Regulation: The Case Against Spanking and For Emotionally-Present Parenting - Neuroscience and Relationships

» Affect Regulation: The Case Against Spanking and For Emotionally-Present Parenting - Neuroscience and Relationships | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
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Julianna Bonola's curator insight, July 11, 2013 1:31 AM

Children are gorgeous little people who sometimes, annoy and irrate us to distraction.  For some parents, annoying children are enough to take them over their emotional limits, resulting in the parents loosing control over their actions and spanking results.  This article says it all.  Spanking kids does noone any good.  Read on to find out more....

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Five Behaviors That Keep Us Anxious

Five Behaviors That Keep Us Anxious | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Although there is no magic wand to wave and dispel chronic anxiety, we can do our best to avoid habits that make anxiety worse. By continuing with habits that create or perpetuate anxiety, we cannot hope to ever be free from the symptoms.
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Ways to Self-Soothe During an Emotional Crisis

Ways to Self-Soothe During an Emotional Crisis | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Sometimes an emotional crisis can't be avoided. When an emotional crisis happens, it is important to know how to calm down. There are many ways to self-soothe,
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Managing Panic Attacks: Ride The Wave of Panic

Managing Panic Attacks: Ride The Wave of Panic | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
The Feeling of an Oncoming Panic Attack When the panic attack comes, it often comes in a wave. It begins by lapping at your feet, or at the outermost portions
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Be Gentle with Yourself When Dealing with Heartbreak | Tiny Buddha

Be Gentle with Yourself When Dealing with Heartbreak | Tiny Buddha | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

“Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together.” ~Unknown

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Talking to Yourself: Not So Crazy After All

Talking to Yourself: Not So Crazy After All | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
How and when you "self-talk" can increase your concentration and improve performance...

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