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The Problem with Guilt Part 6: Guilt Likes the Dark

Guilt thrives the more we keep it to ourselves. guilt begins deep within us & likes to stay there. The longer we keep it locked up, the more it grows & multiplies. We feel shame when we haven’t done anything wrong.

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The Problem with Guilt Part 5: We Go It Alone

A guilt trip is a lonely journey. We rarely take a companion along with us. Those around us may suffer because of our guilt but they aren’t able to ease it. We are unable to share our burden with others so they might carry part of it for us.

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The Problem with Guilt Part 4: We Overcompensate

We feel guilty. We think we’ve done something wrong. We try to make it right. When we can’t make it right, we overreact. One of the ways we overreact is to overcompensate. In other words, we try to make things up. We can’t make it right, so we work to make it better. Oh, Boy!

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The Problem with Guilt Part 3: We Overreact

Let’s review: we say we feel guilty. Our brains process guilt with doing something wrong. If we have done something wrong, then we must work to make it right. Unfortunately, we haven’t REALLY done anything wrong so we find it’s impossible to make things right. Out of frustration, we simply try harder. And that is […]

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The Problem with Guilt Part 2: We Try to Make it Right

  If we think we are guilty, then we believe we have done something wrong. When we do something wrong, we try to make it right. We make a mistake, we correct it. We break something, we replace it. We damage something, we pay to have it repair. These are all very cut & dry, […]

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The Problem with Guilt Part 1: Guilt Implies We’ve Done Something Wrong!

I LOVE Law & Order. I watch it on one of the local stations every Wednesday & Thursday. I watch other crime shows as well but Law & Order allows me to see the police do their job & the prosecutors do their job. So I see courtroom action every episode. Most episodes, at some […]

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Projects Using a Roll of Wallpaper

I don’t like anything going to waste. Even the smallest scrap can be put to use when you apply simple creativity. These ideas from BHG offers ways to use those scraps of wallpaper gathering dust on a shelf. Just the thing to perk things up! Wallpaper

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Sweet & Special Mother’s Day Ideas

Mother’s Day is coming soon. Time to plan something special for Mom! This doesn’t mean expensive or elaborate. However, it does mean something thoughtful & special. Rather than investing money, invest some thought & your time to give your mom a special day she will remember. ┬áSouthern Living offers a selection of ideas to help […]

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6 Reasons Gardening Is Good for You

It’s important to get outside everyday while we are confined to our homes. One way to get out in the fresh air & sun is to garden. No matter how much space you have, there is always an opportunity to put in some colorful plants & flowers, or even grow a few vegetables & herbs […]

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