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What Really Happens When You Vent Too Much
By By Martha Beck, O, The Oprah Magazine
Yes, your situation is infuriating. And yes, complaining bitterly can make you feel better but only up to a point.
Parenting Without Punishment: What's the Hitch?
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.
Infant-Parent and Child Psychoanalyst; Author, 'Unlocking Pare...
Another mother and I had a surprising conversation about a year ago. That is, it was surprising to her. While we were chatting mother to mother she shared how she had just discovered the idea of understanding her children instead of punishing them.
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3 Stress-Relieving Habits That May Do More Harm Than Good
By Katie Arnold-Ratliff, O, The Oprah Magazine
These "calming" activities may in fact be sabotaging your serenity.
Certified family parenting expert, popular radio host, TV pers...
all my friends and Facebook feeds are telling me to "Look for the bright side!" "Choose Joy" and "Find your Happy Place!" but here's the deal: I don't WANT to be happy right now. In fact, I'd rather be crabby.
Where's My Glow? When Pregnancy Sucks
Founder and blogger, Mamatoga.com
I wish I was one of those women who could walk around basking in the loveliness that can be pregnancy, glowing from within from the absolutely astonishing life-creating powers I possess, beaming with the pride of collective maternal contentment. But I'm not. And that's OK.
How Venting Will Keep You Stuck
Licensed psychotherapist, executive coach, columnist, and auth...
The problem is that venting is merely a way to get temporary relief. It doesn't teach patients how to get better.
Can Your Words Influence Your Future?
Life Transition Counselor
Is it possible that unconsidered everyday speech contains self-fulfilling prophesies?
Toxic Venting: When To Stop Listening
Judith Acosta, LISW, CCH
Author, 'The Next Osama'; Co-author, 'Verbal First Aid'
Good listening seeks to understand, but it is not always silent, and it does not automatically dismiss accountability. As a result, it is decidedly not what some people are looking for: a toxic dump site.
WATCH: 'Furious' Obama Says 'Venting' Won't Help Oil Spill Response
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