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About living with (or recovering from) Mental Disorders and Co-Dependency
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Bunnies, Stinkbugs and Maggots: The Secrets of Empathy | TIME.com

Bunnies, Stinkbugs and Maggots: The Secrets of Empathy | TIME.com | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Feeling what someone else feels isn't easy, but the brain is wired for it
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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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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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Tiny Wisdom: The Pain of Fighting Our Feelings | Tiny Buddha: Wisdom Quotes, Letting Go, Letting Happiness In

Tiny Wisdom: The Pain of Fighting Our Feelings | Tiny Buddha: Wisdom Quotes, Letting Go, Letting Happiness In | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Then I stopped, took a deep breath, and asked myself, “Is it possible I’m not getting what I want, but I’m getting what I need?”

 

I’d been trying to analyze, overpower, and outrun my feelings when what I really needed to do was stop—stop trying to understand and fix them, and instead accept and surrender to them.

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5 Ways to Deal with Emotional Oversensitivity

5 Ways to Deal with Emotional Oversensitivity | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
To help with my emotional oversensitivity so my feelings aren't hurt so often, I've developed a way to examine the true cause of any pain I feel.
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Defending Anger, Angrily: “I Am Not Angry!”

Defending Anger, Angrily: “I Am Not Angry!” | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

Years ago, I was a very uptight person. I didn’t see myself that way. I saw myself as being in control, of myself and of, well, everything else. I never got upset, never cried, never asked for help or let anyone see if I was struggling. Of course, I never struggled. Thinking back, I never really laughed, either, not a deep belly laugh.

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» 10 Way to Build and Preserve Better Boundaries - Psych Central

» 10 Way to Build and Preserve Better Boundaries - Psych Central | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

Boundaries are essential to healthy relationships and, really, a healthy life. Setting and sustaining boundaries is a skill. Unfortunately, it’s a skill that many of us don’t learn...

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Allow Yourself to Feel | Heal Now and Forever

Allow Yourself to Feel | Heal Now and Forever | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

One of the most powerful things you can do for healing is to allow yourself to feel. An unfelt, unresolved feeling, especially one we judge to be pathological can reek havoc on our emotions, our relationships, and our identity. We might not be feeling, but it feels like we are since we are suffering so badly. How would our lives be different if we just allowed ourselves to feel? “If you don’t start a feeling, you cannot take that feeling to an end,” says Women, Food, and God, author, Geneen Roth. If we don’t feel, we are cheating ourselves of the relief of finishing it. In a way, the feeling is chasing us, merely one step behind, keeping us moving, fighting, going in a perpetual state of stress since we cannot let down our guards lest it catch up.

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