Untreated Stress Can Actually Kill You! Can You Manage It?

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According to a report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development stress as a cause of death overshadows stroke, heart attack, cancer and back problems. According to Beck Barrow, www.dailymail.co.uk, “Experts said the psychological condition [stress] had become so widespread that it was the ‘21st century equivalent of the Black Death’.” Likewise, Ezine Articles […]

Good With Me – Our Different Ways Of “Worrying”

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Worry is the most futile emotion anyone can have. Logically thinking, what does it accomplish? Nothing at all. People can make themselves “sick with worry,” but it doesn’t change anything. Worry doesn’t make anyone look good, make anyone right, control the opinions of others, or control the way situations turn out. Worry is not an […]

Is Being Part Of The “Group” Hurting You (or helping?)

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Fitting in and belonging to a group can be a great source of other-dependent esteem for the group members. The other-dependent esteem provided by the group can feel just like self-dependent esteem. There is a difference though. Other-dependent esteem belongs to the group while self-dependent esteem belongs to you. Other-dependent esteem provided by the group […]

(The Answer) What Is “Other-Dependent Esteem”?

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Thinking that everything is about us often turns into personalizing what others say and do. Personalizing is one of the classic qualities of someone who is other-dependent, and most of the time we don’t even realize what we are doing. How would you know if you are personalizing what others say and do? Here’s an […]