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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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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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When Acceptance is NOT the Answer :: Emerging From Broken

When Acceptance is NOT the Answer :: Emerging From Broken | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

People were expressing difficulty with having been constantly told to “accept others” for the way they are. This directive always seems to be issued when someone is expressing difficulties with having been devalued, discounted and mistreated. I have come to realize that this is where the difficulty lies. When we are directed to accept, it is implied that acceptance means to accept the abusive behavior of the other person. This misunderstanding and false teaching gets deeply mixed into many relationships and is used as a justification for all kinds of abuse.

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When Painful Things Happen and You Don’t Understand Why | Tiny Buddha: Wisdom Quotes, Letting Go, Letting Happiness In

When Painful Things Happen and You Don’t Understand Why | Tiny Buddha: Wisdom Quotes, Letting Go, Letting Happiness In | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
I used to be a “why” person. Why you ask? Because after receiving my middle daughter’s diagnosis of a neurological condition, I got really hooked into “why me” mode, and it just ate away at every fiber of my core.

 

I obsessed over “why.” Why did it happen? I needed to make sense out of a senseless fluke of nature.

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Tiny Wisdom: Your Pain Is Real | Tiny Buddha: Wisdom Quotes, Letting Go, Letting Happiness In

Tiny Wisdom: Your Pain Is Real | Tiny Buddha: Wisdom Quotes, Letting Go, Letting Happiness In | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
One of the most frustrating things in the world is feeling something painful and having other people tell you that you shouldn’t be upset.

 

That it’s no big deal that relationship didn’t work out, or that opportunity didn’t pan out—that it’s all in your head, so you should let it go, suck it up, and move on.

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Tiny Wisdom: Avoiding the Urge to Numb Pain

Tiny Wisdom: Avoiding the Urge to Numb Pain | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
"Suffering is not caused by pain but by resisting pain." -Unknown The other day I was watching TV when one of those pharmaceutical commercials came on.
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OCPD - Scattered Thoughts from the Front Lines: Too Perfect Tuesdays - Chap 4 - Letting Go of the Fear & Self-Inflicted Pain

OCPD - Scattered Thoughts from the Front Lines: Too Perfect Tuesdays - Chap 4 - Letting Go of the Fear & Self-Inflicted Pain | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

LETTING GO OF THE FEAR

In major decisions, such as whether or not to get married, the real consequences of error are serious, so you argue that you have every right to be cautious. You do, but don't confuse rational caution with an irrational refusal to decide....

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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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Kicked, Cornered, Bitten and Chased

Kicked, Cornered, Bitten and Chased | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

I have been thinking about butterflies lately. I have been admiring their ability to transform into something new and beautiful, and I have been wondering if they are frightened when they discard everything they know and take to the skies.

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How to Forgive When You Don’t Really Want To | Tiny Buddha

How to Forgive When You Don’t Really Want To | Tiny Buddha | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Freedom is what we do with what’s been done to us. It is not the circumstances of our lives that matter. It is what we choose to do with it.
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Sometimes There Is No Right Way | Tiny Buddha: Wisdom Quotes, Letting Go, Letting Happiness In

Sometimes There Is No Right Way | Tiny Buddha: Wisdom Quotes, Letting Go, Letting Happiness In | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche

 

I was raised in a home where a very common phrase was, “There’s a right way and a wrong way.”

 

The right way was the way my parents wanted things done. There were a great many rules surrounding the right way for nearly everything, in an attempt to ensure that we got it right, and, when the rules weren’t enough to enforce the rightness of our behavior, there were punishments, harsh words, and sometimes very public humiliation.

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» Understanding Invalidation - The Emotionally Sensitive Person

» Understanding Invalidation - The Emotionally Sensitive Person | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

Most people would deny that they invalidate the internal experience of others. Very few would purposefully invalidate someone else. But well-intentioned people may be uncomfortable with intense emotions or believe that they are helping when they are actually invalidating.

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» 7 Ways to Let Go - World of Psychology

» 7 Ways to Let Go - World of Psychology | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Buddhism asserts that attachment is the primary source of suffering. So then detachment or “non-attachment” would be our ticket out of that pain.
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