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Dec 12, 2023

Special guest Chris Kennedy, Pastor and Author

Chris’s book, Grace Under Pressure - (associate link)


Proactive v reactive approach

Proactive = investing in taking care of ourselves, our emotions, our whole selves to be able to live in the moment more authentically as ourselves and in what we...

Nov 28, 2023

How do I find more happiness?

Happiness is a momentary emotion, as all emotions are, time oriented, even as a mood


Tip 1 - Look for happy moments, not a vague ongoing experience


Defining – emotion related to joy, gladness, satisfaction, or wellbeing

Related to confidence or satisfaction with a moment, a person, a...

Nov 14, 2023

How do I tell the difference between my anxiety and my child’s?


Attachment relationships are more connected for regulation

The value of presence

The detriment of sponging emotion


Tip #1 – adults can bring the emotions to consciousness for kids

Notice and name the emotion in the room

Also helps us...

Oct 24, 2023

How do I help my loved one when they are sad?


Differences in sadness and sorrow definition

relationship to distress and emotion regulation


Elevated, heavy feelings – sadness, guilt, remorse/regret, powerlessness

-       Time oriented, long suffering, pain taking time

-       Death, change, trauma, heartbreak,...

Oct 17, 2023

Listener question: How do I have a conversation with someone I disagree with when I feel passionately about something?


Annoyed, accosted, attacked, or acknowledgment – honoring people’s passions while setting our own boundaries


Tip 1 – root around your belief systems and consider how it impacts people


Tip 2...