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How to get past your past

Getting past the past requires focused attention and energy. Many of the people that I have counseled over the years have come to me with issues stemming from the past: anger at past abuses or past events, unresolved grief over past losses, and fear of the future...

Anger Solutions: How Anger Develops

This post is excerpted from Julie Christiansen's book, Anger Solutions: Proven Strategies for Effectively Resolving Anger and Taking Control of Your Emotions. “Two ways to fail: Think without acting, Act without thinking”. How do we get this thing called anger in the...

Anger Solutions: Belief is the Basis of Action

(This blog entry is excerpted from Julie Christiansen's book, Anger Solutions: Proven Strategies for Effectively Resolving Anger. To purchase your copy, please visit: store.angersolution.com). There are many common misconceptions about anger: what it is, what it...

Two-facedness: Is it always a bad thing?

Lately I've been doing some studying on a notion that came to me in my sleep. This often happens to me: I'll be in the throes of REM sleep, likely my third or fourth cycle, which means it is close to when I should wake up. Somewhere between REM sleep and floating back...

Community Workshops by Leverage U

Dealing with the Downturn When we face turbulent times like these, the natural instinct is to panic, duck, and cover. This kind of response is fueled by the media, whose typical focus is “Doom and Gloom”. But what does “panic mode” do to our bodies and our minds? Will...

TSA in Review: Anger Solutions Bullying at Work

In my previous blog posts, my focus was on specific things we can do to process what is happening and how best to deal with bullies in the workplace. I promised to review the TSA process in full for this installment, and as I was preparing to do so, I came across this...

Take a Stand Against Bullying

This excellent, authentically portrayed video demonstrates the power that we as adult supports, peers, and bystanders have to help those around us who may be struggling with mental health issues as a result of bullying and other stressors. This was a project of the...

Put the Past Behind You

(excerpted from When the Last Straw Falls: 30 Ways to Keep Stress from Breaking Your Back – now available at store.angersolution.com) February 19th, 2008 marked the 1st anniversary of my mother’s passing. She died in her sleep, suddenly and unexpectedly in my home,...

RIP Amanda Todd: Bullying is Not a Game

I was dismayed to hear of Amanda Todd’s death this week, particularly after watching for myself her desperate cry for help in her YouTube video. This poor girl was victimized by an Internet predator who then ensured he would get the most mileage out of his...

Face Your Fears

I have heard fear described in this way: “False Expectations Appearing Real”. In other words, fear is the culmination of those things you anticipate could happen, but never do that constitute fear. Just as faith is described as a belief or a certainty that something...

BACK TO SCHOOL!!

Yesterday, my Facebook post went something like this: “Good bye summer – it was a slice; back to school – hope my students are nice.” This silly little rhyme was followed by a “high five to all the parents who work from home". While the post was a little tongue in...