When we uncovering our competing commitments we ease the pain that comes from punishing ourselves with angry self-talk, a practice that often fuels the suffering from which we seek to free ourselves through our efforts to change.
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Next time you are dealing with a tantrum from a toddler, or cold shoulder from a teen, put your best foot forward by trying one of these 26 phrases.
Notice when anger stays for longer than ninety seconds. What is the story you are replaying? What do you gain by replaying the story? How would your experience of life change if you let go of the story?
I was only 17 when I first heard it, a senior in high school. I was a sheltered kid in the suburbs with an intact family with no troubled past, ready to head off to a renowned university. I knew nothing about the world or its injustices, but somehow, I identified with her anger.
It is not the USA that is in decline, but it is their rule, and an America of the past, in which they were in charge.
Donald Trump has nothing in common with the overwhelmed, alienated, angry and forgotten. He may have the skill to speak to them as though he is sympatico, but he isn't. He has his every need -- and whim -- attended to immediately. He is the antithesis of alienated.
Singers Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus had a public spat at the 2015 VMAs, hosted by Miley. During the live broadcast on Sunday, Nicki called Miley a "bitch" for talking about her in the press
You can learn more about yourself (and others) without extra effort beyond reflecting or meditating on conversations and
It's hard not to attack back when you feel attacked. But, little by little, surrendering these reflexive instincts is a more compassionate, evolved way to get your needs met and keep relationships viable if and when it's possible.