Tag: guilt

Aug 09

DON’T ALLOW OTHERS TO STEAL YOUR JOY

Do you know people who are determined to steal others’ joy? The adage misery loves company is sometimes true whereby others want you to experience their pain.  In some cases it has more to do with power and control.  They maintain power over you and control your emotions by manipulating you into thinking that everything …

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Nov 24

GUILT VERSUS SHAME

Last week I discussed why some of us work too hard to help others, especially those that we love and care for the most.  One driving force that I neglected to mention is guilt.  We might feel guilty because of a divorce, an uninvolved spouse or ex-spouse, physical, emotional or financial hardship or some other trauma that …

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Jan 06

FREEDOM FROM GUILT

As I mentioned in last week’s blog we all experience both healthy and unhealthy guilt.  Guilt can be related to things we did or didn’t do.  People often deal with guilt, like other negative emotions, through various defense mechanisms.  For example, addictions are one way we attempt to numb our emotional pain and avoid dealing …

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Dec 29

WEIGHED DOWN BY GUILT

Stress

How often have you felt a heavy burden of guilt?  With the New Year approaching, maybe now is the time to let go of some guilt. Researchers from the University of Waterloo and Princeton University concluded that feeling guilt increases our subjective body weight.  The study, which was published in the journal PLOS ONE July 31, …

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