June 2015 Blog Posts (4)

Six Steps to Rebuilding a Broken Trust

Have you ever disappointed someone or broken a promise? Was the incident serious enough to ultimately compromise the trust between you? We all have been untrustworthy at some point. That doesn't mean that we're bad or selfish. Sometimes, even under the best of circumstances, we let people down. We give them information believing it to be true only to discover it lacked integrity. "You lied to me! I'll…

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Added by Janet Pfeiffer on June 24, 2015 at 7:42am — No Comments

Dealing With Insults Effectively

My husband is brutal: he teases and torments me unmercifully. But I'm just as bad. From the moment we wake up until we crawl exhausted into bed at the end of the day, we are constantly harassing one another. In fact, the first words out of his mouth as he opens his eyes at 5 am are "Are you annoying me yet?" To which I respond, "I can begin whenever you want." Or perhaps I'm feeling more considerate at…

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Added by Janet Pfeiffer on June 18, 2015 at 9:26am — No Comments

You're Right (or not) to Be Angry

Don't you hate it when someone tells you not to be angry? People seem to think that they know best how we should or shouldn't feel. I was on the phone recently with a friend who needed to tell me something sensitive and prefaced it with "Now don't get mad at me for telling you this." So I responded (tongue-in-cheek) with, "Well then, who can I be upset with if I don't like what I'm hearing? Give me a…
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Added by Janet Pfeiffer on June 10, 2015 at 7:21am — No Comments

Let Go (of) My Ego: The Connection Between Ego and Anger

While in college back in the 60's, I majored in psychology. While it was not my eventual degree, I continued to find it a fascinating subject even decades later. I remember during one of my classes the professor stated that there were only two emotions: love and fear. I found that difficult to comprehend at age nineteen as I was certain I had experienced far more than just two feelings during the my…

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Added by Janet Pfeiffer on June 3, 2015 at 8:36am — No Comments

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