Are You a People Pleaser?

Are You a People Pleaser?

While, of course, it is good to be a pleasing person, it always possible to carry a good trait too far. Kindness, servitude, helpfulness…these are qualities that are common to people who have an uncanny knack for inadvertently contributing to unbalanced relational...
Learning About Anger

Learning About Anger

When you were a young person, how many times did a parent or trusted advisor talk with you about the most successful ways to manage your anger? If you are like most, the answer is: “It didn’t happen.” If you are to negotiate your relationships most appropriately, you...
Releasing Anger

Releasing Anger

Let’s suppose you have done all you know to do to communicate your anger appropriately, yet you have not been received the way you would like. What do you do? At this point, some will resort to the unhealthy forms of anger as they suppress their emotions or...
Assertive Anger

Assertive Anger

Many people ask: “Do I have the right to be angry?” My response is to throw out the word “right” and replace it with the word “responsibility,” then have the question restated: “Do I have the responsibility to be angry?” Most folks do not readily think of anger as a...