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Now displaying: October, 2016
Oct 25, 2016

Because we tend to think of anger in mostly negative terms, we can overlook the fact that sometimes anger has a legitimate function. It is an emotion of self-preservation and can prompt the individual to stand firmly for valid needs and convictions. That said, it can be easily misused, so it is important for the angry person to pause long enough to discern how to match the legitimate message of anger with a respectful manner of communication.


Something to Think about:
At the base of anger there tends to be a hunger for dignity and respect.
You can be stable in your emotional expressions even if the other person does not receive your message well.
Healthy anger requires common sense, beginning with the notion that no one likes to be insulted.


Let’s Talk Question:
What causes you to communicate a legitimate message of anger in a disrespectful manner? What adjustment in thinking could help you communicate the emotion cleanly?

Oct 18, 2016

Description:
While a superficial assumption may lead you to conclude that controllers are self-assured and confident, they are in fact quite insecure. Controllers set themselves up for inner tension by presuming they cannot be satisfied as long as others do not conform. Common sense tells us, though, that high control people have diminishing appeal since their behaviors tend to bring out the worst in relations.

Something to Think about:
The more you control, others look for ways to operate without you.
Controlling behaviors diminish the potential for love.
Secure people know that others are drawn in by love, understanding, and patience.

Let’s Talk Question:
In what ways does the controlling person operate with delusional thinking as they try to force others into a mold?

Oct 11, 2016

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Shadow people can be described as those you encounter who are not at the center of your relational world, but who play small roles in your overall life. They might be waitresses, store clerks, or neighborhood acquaintances. Your manner of interaction with shadow people can reveal much about your overall emotional healthiness, and that is what we will explore in this episode.


Something to Think about:
Your interactions with shadow people illustrate your overall commitment to kindness and love.
As you engage with shadow people you reveal your understanding of human dignity.
To be consistently pleasant toward shadow people you must keep your ego in check.


Let’s Talk Question:
What would be some good examples of the shadow people in your world? How would you describe your overall philosophy in your treatment of these people?

Oct 4, 2016

Description:
The way you respond to disagreements goes a long way in demonstrating your emotional maturity. Many people, when faced with conflict, elect to go into an invalidating style of communication. Your task is to recognize this, then to accept the challenge to stay on a course of constructive communication, despite the temptation to respond rudely.


Something to Think about:

  • When a person invalidates, it is more of a commentary about that person than about you.
  • Instead of attacking or defending unnecessarily, you can set the pace by being objective, seeking clarification.
  • Even when you do not get the desired response as you attempt to stay healthy, you can determine to rise above bad habits.


Let’s Talk Question:
When you feel invalidated, what adjustments will you need to make as you attempt to respond with a constructive attitude?

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