Posts by Kristen Beau

4 tips that will make you a better YOU:

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4 tips that will make you a better YOU:

Every single one of us is fighting our own battle. Maybe some battles are more profound than others, but we are all fighting. We have broken bones, hearts, memories, and dreams. The more we brush aside the pain and suffering, the more we numb out the feelings of joy, contentment, or love. That is the paradoxical nature of life: by embracing the yucky emotions, the yummy emotions become more frequent. I hope these four reasons will help you: FILL UP YOUR OWN CUP With the speed of movement in our world today, it is so easy to reach out for something objective in the moments that feel more...

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Obvious Yet Profound YouTube Messages…

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Obvious Yet Profound YouTube Messages…

The messages in these small YouTube clips are obvious yet profound; they are humerous and embarrassing; they are unique but also generalizing. Here, check them out yourself…       1.) SOCIAL MEDIA CRAZE – “I have 422 friends, yet I’m lonely…this media we call social is anything but. So look up from your phone, shut down those displays, we have a finite existence, a set number of days.” By Gary Turk 2.) ON RELATIONSHIPS AND LISTENING – “Don’t try to fix it. I just need you to listen. It’s not about the nail”. By...

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Domestic Violence, Breaking the Silence

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Domestic Violence, Breaking the Silence

Domestic Violence, Breaking the Silence. Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, yet the cycle of violence is often denied, excused, or misunderstood.  When the abuse is emotional or psychological rather than physical, this can be especially true.  No one should live in fear from a relationship or a person they love.  The following worksheet and video provide what typical cycles of violence and power and control look like, but it is important to remember that not all domestic violence relationships fit the cycle.  If you recognize these signs in yourself or someone else, reach out,...

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Top Psychology Reads

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Top Psychology Reads

If you are making more time for books, here is a list to get you started.  Reading is great because it slows us down.  Some of these authors may or may not belong to a certain religion, but their teachings are universally meaningful and open to all. Click her for more fabulous reads.

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Suffering: The Paradoxical Experience of Being Alive

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Suffering: The Paradoxical Experience of Being Alive

“I am convinced that much of what we now call psychology is the study of the tricks we use to avoid the anxiety of absolute novelty by making believe the future will be like the past.” (Abraham Maslow, 2011, p. 15) The search for what it means to be alive, in particular, why humans suffer, is laced in religions, spiritual practices, philosophies, medicine, psychologies, and wisdom teachings worldwide.  Suffering is a universal phenomenon, one that is part of the human experience.  It is a conglomeration of the past and shrouded with the future, and it affects all aspects of ones...

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