Helpful Blog Posts

"Coping With Uncertainty (during Covid-19)" Blog Post by Dr. Elaine Aron

https://hsperson.com/uncertainty/

"If you can manage it, be sure to do what you want" Blog Post

https://hsperson.com/if-you-can-manage-it-be-sure-to-do-what-you-want/

Tools for self-growth

"The Work" of Byron Katie is based upon asking ourselves four questions:

1)  Is it true?

2)  Can you absolutely know that it's true?

3)  How do you react, what happens when you believe that thought?

4)  Who would you be without that thought?

"A Simple Yet Powerful Practice"

As we do "The Work" of Byron Katie, not only do we remain alert to our stressful thoughts—the ones that cause all the anger, sadness, and frustration in our world—but we question them, and through that questioning the thoughts lose their power over us. Great spiritual texts describe the what—what it means to be free. The Work is the how. It shows you exactly how to identify and question any thought that would keep you from that freedom. - copied from https://thework.com/

https://thework.com/instruction-the-work-byron-katie/

What's Your Love Language

There are five Love Languages and each of these meet the specific needs that each one of us has; everyone is slightly different and some are more prominent for others than for ourselves.

Dr. Gary Chapman developed this test which gives us insight into ourselves and what brings deep meaning to us in relationships.

For example, I have a strong need to be heard which is why my primary love language is Quality Time.  Yours might be Physical Touch, because you have a strong need to feel loved and a loved one's touch expresses this to you.

Take the quiz here:

https://www.5lovelanguages.com/quizzes/

Dr. Chapman has written many helpful books you can find here:

https://www.5lovelanguages.com/resources/books/

Write a Letter to Your future self

https://www.futureme.org/#

Jotting down your thoughts today and scheduling the rereading of this sometime in the future (you can schedule when you'd like to receive it) can be cathartic and eye-opening...and funny or sad depending on what your life was like when you wrote it.  Use this tool to gain perspective on what was important to you in the past, perhaps the meaning has faded or perhaps you've grown since writing it or perhaps you're still struggling with the same challenges and thoughts.  It's a useful tool to measure your progress by.

Informative Links and books

Louise Hay

https://www.louisehay.com/

Hay House Publishing

https://www.hayhouse.com/shop

Centre for Non-Violent Communication

https://www.cnvc.org/about

Non-Violent Communication (NVC) is often referred to as "compassionate communication".  It can be applied in every day situations as well as with our self-talk.

Book:  The Four Agreements

https://www.miguelruiz.com/the-four-agreements

Book:  Permission to Feel - The Power of Emotional Intelligence

https://www.marcbrackett.com/