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Entries by Margaret Paul, Ph.D. from 02/2012

Resistance: What You Judge Won't Budge

| Posted 02.03.2012 | Healthy Living

How often do you tell yourself that you are wrong, bad, inadequate, unworthy, a jerk, stupid and so on? I've found, in the many years I've been counseling, that most people are frequently inwardly judgmental.

8 Ways to Mess Up Your Kids

| Posted 02.07.2012 | Parents

Most parents REALLY want to be good parents. But since it is rare for parents to take parenting classes before becoming parents, we inadvertently do l...

Why Do You Blame?

| Posted 02.08.2012 | Healthy Living

Why do we blame ourselves and others? What is the payoff?

The Challenge of Staying in Faith

| Posted 02.13.2012 | Religion

Sometimes it is very hard to have faith. The wounded part of ourselves is always devoted to controlling the outcome of things, so when things do not turn out the way we expected, we tend to feel abandoned by God.

The Power of Kindness in Your Relationships

| Posted 02.16.2012 | Healthy Living

Which is more important to you in your relationships -- to be kind or to control?

Should I Give Up Me to Not Lose You?

| Posted 02.26.2012 | Healthy Living

How far can you afford to bend your values to preserve your relationship? How far can you go in giving yourself up to avoid losing your partner? Most relationships require us to bend to a certain extent, but how much can we bend without a loss of self? There is an inherent paradox in these questions.

Is There a 'Right Way' to Parent?

| Posted 02.27.2012 | Parents

Loving parenting means that you do not become rigid in your parenting, believing that you have found the right way to parent. It means that you stay tuned into each child, tuned into your own inner guidance with each child and with each situation.