Category Archives: Healing

5 Tips for Better Self-Talk

If you have ever found yourself using negative self-talk, this is a great article. The author invites us to “[b]ecome your own source of calm and encouragement.” 5 Tips for Better Self-Talk. “Right now, you are probably getting an earful from your … Continue reading

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Facing our own darkness

“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our … Continue reading

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Traces of Hope

I am delighted to announce that my book is coming out on the 30th. My sincere thanks to all those who have shared my journey and contributed to my story. http://www.amazon.com/Traces-Hope-Surviving-Grief-Loss/dp/1937943275/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1426982211&sr=1-1&keywords=Mona+villarrubia

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Daily Quote and Self-Coaching Challenge: Coping with Life Difficulties and Losses

Originally posted on Growth Mindset: Be a Life-long Learner :
A Self-Coaching “Smart-Step” approach to Coping with anxiety and difficult times Daily Quote: ” When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves”.–Viktor Frankl  Through…

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Unconditional Meaningfulness

Viktor Frankl wrote, “What is demanded of man is not, as some existential philosophers teach, to endure the meaninglessness of life, but rather to bear his incapacity to grasp its unconditional meaningfulness in rational terms” (Man’s Search for Meaning, 118). Frankl developed a therapeutic … Continue reading

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Discovering hope again

Discovering hope is different when you are coming at it from the other side – from a period of having none. You are coming to it for a second time, or third or more. The meaning of hope has changed … Continue reading

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There’s No Comparison

We should not judge ourselves as superficial or dismiss our pain as nonsense simply because someone else’s suffering is bigger or deeper. Someone who loses a pet can be just as devastated as someone who has lost a husband. And … Continue reading

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