Emotional Awareness

The Most Important Relationship Of All

“Although many of us think of ourselves as thinking creatures that feel, biologically we are feeling creatures that think”      -- Dr.…

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Do You Have Alexithymia?

Alexithymia: Difficulty in experiencing, expressing and describing emotions. Every day I hear from folks who have just realized that they grew up…

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Three Tips to Teach Your Child Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence (EI): Your ability to manage and understand emotions and relationships, your own as well as others’. Research has shown…

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Do You Have Emotional Integrity

  Here is the Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s definition of Integrity: The quality of being honest and fair; the state of being complete or…

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How to Tell Emotional Neglect From Emotional Abuse in a Relationship

Let’s face it, relationships are complicated. I wish I had a dollar for every time someone has asked me, “Is this normal?” about their…

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Raised By Parents With Low Emotional Intelligence

Ten-year-old Jasmine lies alone on her bed, glad to be sequestered behind the closed doors of her room.  “It could happen,” she whispers quietly…

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How to Take Control of Your Fatal Flaw

The Fatal Flaw: A deep-seated feeling that something is wrong with you. You are missing something that other people have. You are living life on the…

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Childhood Emotional Neglect: Man vs. Woman

"CEN people, both men and women, are exceptionally likable folk. This is part of the tragedy of CEN. These are some of the most lovable people in the…

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Shall We Blame Our Parents

“It’s not so easy to just move forward if you are held back by psychological symptoms you don't understand” ….PDAN Facebook Post   I…

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“Why Can’t You Just Be Happy?” How to Heal a CEN Marriage

My husband says he loves me, but I don’t feel love from him. My wife gets confused and overwhelmed every time I try to talk to her about a…

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Reverse Golden Rule: Treat Yourself as You Would Treat Others

  "What the heck is wrong with you?" "You are an idiot." "How could you make such a stupid mistake?"   These may sound like nasty,…

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Stress and Self-Care

Before we talk about stress, I ask that you please answer these two questions: 1.       On a scale of 0 to 10, rate your average daily…

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