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Growing Through Difficult Situations

Whether it’s heartbreak, loss, or unwanted change, difficult situations often evoke feelings of anxiety, fear, and sadness. While it’s important to own and honor these very natural responses to challenging times in your life, these periods are also an opportunity for growth. 

In fact, growth can very often be stimulated by difficulty, and the learning and expansion that occurs during challenging times can get you to a new place - one that you likely could not have imagined while moving through the rough time. This is not because of the loss or heartbreak you experience, but because of how you choose to overcome it. Its about all the ...

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Pain & Resistance: Overcoming the Root of Suffering

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Painful events in life are inevitable. No matter your socioeconomic status, race, gender, or personal history, it’s certain you’ll experience loss, unwanted change, or death of a loved one throughout your life. You might even currently feel pain within your existing relationship, even if it’s relatively healthy. Or, as a parent, you might feel discomfort about your experience of parenting, despite its overarching tendency to add joy to your life. With any unwanted emotions you feel in your life, it’s your response to these events that is important. How you deal with pain and uncertainty will dictate whether you also experience suffering as a result of these circumstances. 

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Forgiveness is not a line you cross, it’s a road you take

In a recent interview on the Oprah show with Wade Robson and James Safechuck related to the film, Leaving Neverland, Safechuck told Oprah, "Forgiveness is not a line that you cross—it's a road that you take." This profound statement has applications far beyond this film and suggests that forgiveness and healing are a choice, and possible for everyone.

In this post, we’ll discuss what that means within your life and how you can apply this mindset to any situation that requires forgiveness. Below are some considerations that will help you choose the road of forgiveness.

Give Yourself Time

You live in a world of accelerated timelines. It takes ...

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Sitting in the Pain vs. Sitting in the Story

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When something painful happens in your life, such as a breakup, loss of a job, or unexpected illness, it’s certain that many emotions will arise. Those might include fear, anger, sadness, regret, betrayal and many others. These feelings, and others that bubble up as you go through a stressful life event, are important to embrace, own, and experience fully.

However, in our Denver, Colorado therapy practice, we often see clients turning emotions into stories rather than experiencing the raw emotions. Clients aren’t usually aware of this tendency and the negative outcomes of this common response to pain and discomfort. At Center for Shared Insight, we work with clients ...

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Yoga & Life: Focusing Beyond the Approach

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One of the many reasons I gravitate toward the practice of yoga is because of the parallels and metaphors that exist between the poses and life. In a recent class led by Anders Tremont-Nelson in a suburb of Denver, Colorado, I was reminded of an important perspective that not only applies on the mat, but also in many facets of life.

The key message in this class was that it’s easy and natural to focus on the approach in a pose, but it’s less intuitive to consider the return. On your mat, this might look like the focus you give to getting into a pose, like tree pose. Likely ...

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Moving on: What to do when your relationship isn't meeting your needs

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When you enter into a relationship, you are likely optimistic that the relationship will last and are hoping for a true long-term connection. When you start to question whether the relationship will last, it might take a while to get honest with yourself. You might initially make up excuses for your partner’s behavior or the lack of overall chemistry. Overtime, you’ll come to terms with the fact that the relationship doesn’t fully meet your needs and can’t be fixed. Likely there is a lot of letting go that needs to happen individually before you feel confident sharing your feelings with your partner, and ultimately get the closure that you ...

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Mother's Day: Ways to Honor All Your Emotions

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Upon hearing the words “Mother’s Day” you may immediately think of the Hallmark version of this holiday, full of flowers, cards, moms and daughters in matching dresses, and fancy brunches. But, that’s not everyone’s experience. Mother’s Day evokes a variety of emotions and can be a very difficult day for many, depending on the circumstances of their family.

If you are struggling with fertility, loss, or disconnection from your family, it might be more like you are “getting through” this day rather than celebrating it. Recognize that this is a painful day for many people, and you are not alone.

Here are some examples of what you may be ...

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