When you do not allow yourself to express yourself with laughter and tears, physical pain, due to stress and a lack of passion for life, may be the result.
Ron grew up in a household where laughter and tears were never expressed. Anger was the main feeling expressed by his mother, while . . . → Read More: The Gifts Of Laughter And Tears
By Dr. Margaret Paul May 16, 2016
Are you using your spirituality as a “spiritual bypass” to avoid feeling your feelings and taking responsibility for them? Lian had been meditating for many years before consulting with me for his depression. He had been part of a spiritual community that encouraged their members to turn . . . → Read More: Addiction to Spirituality: The Spiritual Bypass
By Margaret Paul, Ph.D. May 09, 2016
Sometimes the most loving act, both for yourself and for others, is to disengage from an abusive family relationship. This can eventually lead to some healing.
We all know that families can be very challenging!
Angie grew up in a family where she was the caretaker. . . . → Read More: Managing Challenging Families
By Margaret Paul, Ph.D. May 02, 2016
Learn to manage the shattering heartbreak of when someone doesn’t grok you – doesn’t see you, hear you or understand you. Take a few minutes right now and think back to your childhood. Do you remember a time when you felt deeply unseen, unheard, misunderstood?
How did . . . → Read More: Managing The Heartbreak of Not Being Seen or Heard
By Margaret Paul, Ph.D. April 25, 2016
Healing from a relationship with a narcissist is a learned process. Learn it now!
Many of us have been there.
You met the person of your dreams – charming, intelligent, romantic, attentive, incredible chemistry and great lover. You might have been told how wonderful you are, how . . . → Read More: Healing From A Relationship With A Narcissist
Why do people complain? What is it they want or hope for when they complain? In this article, discover the answers to these questions, as well as what to do about it if you are addicted to complaining.
Complaining is a way of life for some people. It was certainly a way of . . . → Read More: Are You Addicted to Complaining As A Form of Control?