The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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Discovering lasting contentment
Nancy Colier LCSW, Rev.
Is your well-being hitched to your partner's ability to change? If so, you can take the reins in your life right now.
Are you feeling anxious about returning to life out in the world? You can live a different life than you did pre-pandemic.
Strength and toughness are great skills, but it's our ability to relax and roll, when life gets hard, that's the real key to resilience and wellbeing.
Is your relationship not what you think it "should" be? Find peace with what it is.
Are you rushing yourself to find the positive in a difficult situation? Slow down and let the positive find you.
When the crisis doesn't end, how to keep going when you feel like you've got nothing left.
Sometimes we have to say "no" to a relationship, even when it's family.
Beware of your inner critic ... even in a crisis.
Parenting in a pandemic is not for the faint of heart. A few ideas to keep us sane and well.
In times of uncertainty, we return to the basics, and remember who we are.
Have you turned your partner into a perpetrator? How to stop projecting and start getting real.
What happens when we realize our partner is not the parent we wish for?
Broken promises are just the beginning of a real marriage.
All those adorable activity kits you buy your kids may be diminishing their ability to create and have fun.
How to not feel terrified (at least, not all the time) in a world out of control.
Have you forgotten the value of your own company?
In your relationship, do you ever feel worn out, desperate, or guilty from trying to get your feelings understood?
Do you want to believe what your thoughts are telling you? You don't have to.
When emotional chaos is our norm, we walk through crazy situations as if nothing crazy is happening, no matter how bad it feels.
We can't feel loved if we don't feel known.
The key to happiness is to stop waiting for someone else to give it to us.
With 29,200 days to live, what do you want to do with today?
If you want to be happy in your relationship, stop trying to control your partner.
How to respond to someone who creates their own pain.
Want to win in your career? Research shows that self-care is a recipe for success.
We can't stop thinking about the worst things in our lives. Why?
There's nothing wrong with wanting it all; there is something wrong with believing you should have it all.
To survive passive aggression, we need an active practice of self-compassion!
Are you always trying to figure out your life? How's that working? If happiness is what you want, there's a better way.
How to practice acceptance when we positively don't want to practice acceptance.
Nancy Colier, LCSW, Rev. is a psychotherapist, interfaith minister and the author of the book The Power of Off: The Mindful Way to Stay Sane in a Virtual World.
Give up the desperate search for a happiness that can only exist somewhere else and discover the deepest well-beng that can only exist here.