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Home for the Holidays … and Beyond

January 5th, 2013 | Posted by Brian Pearson in Children | Emotions | Happiness | Stress - (Comments Off on Home for the Holidays … and Beyond)

It’s been nice having our 18-year old back home for the holidays. I am also acutely aware that the pain of parting is in my near future. Christmas is traditionally the time in the United States when many young adults travel home for the holidays — whether it be from college or from the place …
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The elephant and the rider

February 18th, 2012 | Posted by Brian Pearson in Emotions | Stress - (Comments Off on The elephant and the rider)

Most of us can relate to the idea that our brain has two independent systems – the emotional one and the rational one. If you have ever overslept, overworked, eaten too much, skipped your exercise (or not started your exercise program at all), become angry and said something you later regretted, become depressed because your …
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Getting to know the elephant

February 18th, 2012 | Posted by Brian Pearson in Emotions | Focusing - (Comments Off on Getting to know the elephant)

In the last post the Elephant was a metophor used to describe our emotional side, or our feelings, that can motivate yet so easily overwhelm us. Focusing is an elegant way to befriend the elephant – to learn about it, and moreover, to use it for our benefit. This post was contributed by Focusing instructor, …
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