Dealing with the Negative Emotions of Change Pt. 4

When there is an unexpected change, we normally react in one or more of the following ways: anxiety, fear, sadness and anger.  The change can be either negative or positive. The final negative emotion we will focus on is fear.

Many questions come with change.  I lost my job. Will I be able to pay my bills?  I’ve been diagnosed with a serious illness. What will be the outcome?  What about my family?   Continue reading

Dealing with the Negative Emotions of Change Pt. 3

When there is an unexpected change, we normally react in one or more of the following ways: anxiety, fear, sadness and anger.  The change can be either negative or positive. Sadness is the emotion we will focus on this month.

When I was in the third grade, my family moved into a new home.  It was so exciting.  My sister and I were getting new white beds for our room (so girly!), a larger yard. Oh yes, it was exciting!  But at the same time, I felt sad.  A part of me didn’t want the change.  I was leaving the familiar for the unfamiliar. I was going to miss the neighborhood where memories were made.  Continue reading

Dealing with the Negative Emotions of Change Pt. 2

When there is an unexpected change, we normally react in one or more of the following ways: anxiety, fear, sadness and anger.  The change can be either negative or positive. In this month’s post we will focus on the emotion of anxiety.

Anxiety can sometimes be confused with worry.  The difference is worry is experienced in our thoughts and does not interfere with our daily life.  However, worry can feed into anxiety.  Anxiety is an emotion in which a person experiences an unpleasant state of inner turmoil usually accompanied by nervous behavior that may interfere with your job and social life.

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How to Survive a Divorce

There are many transitions in life a person can go through. And one of the most devastating is divorcethe change of divorce. A life was built together that had mutual hopes and dreams. Two lives that were once merged together are suddenly torn apart.  Divorce not only affects those in the marriage, but also the other members of the family (extended included).  Continue reading

How to Move Past the Fear of the Unknown

indexTerrorist attacks. Rioting. Snipers. The upcoming presidential election. What is this world coming to? And that’s just what’s going on around us. What about our personal lives? Becoming a new parent or raising an unruly teenager. A move to a new location or an unexpected layoff. A negative health diagnosis or financial issues. What does the future hold for us? Continue reading

Wellbeing: Financial and Physical

What is it that more money would give you that you don’t have now?  What small change would have the biggest impact on your health right now?  Answering these questions help you find out what level of wellbeing you have in your and in your physical body.  Wellbeing is defined as “the condition of being contented, healthy, or successful.” Continue reading