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An Issue of Interruption

An Issue of Interruption

We really need to feel we belong. Relationships, of whatever kind, provide the means for fulfilling that. Interruptions are a way of mitigating anxiety when we’re uncertain about those connections.

Further exploration of Sharon Martin’s article looking at: "How Codependents Can Stop Enabling and Controlling." Focusing on the habits that enable the behavior of others. Learning how enabling is often concerned with the stories we tell ourselves to avoid the...

Our Emotions Are Never Left Behind

Our Emotions Are Never Left Behind

Viewing emotions as discrete entities allows us to box them up, set them aside and ignore them. Or at least attempt to do so. Quite often we look at them as obstacles to overcome, giant boulders on the path of life. We move forward using the supposed power of reason,...

Behavior Is the Projection of Our Stories

Behavior Is the Projection of Our Stories

This is the final part of a 3-part series looking into the essential characteristics of Relational-ACT, the counseling philosophy behind the services provided by Life Weavings. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), created by Steven Hayes, considers behavior...

Freedom Through Dependency

Freedom Through Dependency

To cling to someone for support and emotional safety is only a slight shift in perception away from becoming "clingy." The former inspires sighs of contentment, the latter of exasperation. For those curious as to how the former becomes the latter, there is no concrete...

The Expectation of Memory

The Expectation of Memory

Memory exists as a source of immeasurable joy and pleasure with loved ones and children and laughter and achievements parading across our conscious lives, even as it holds the repository of one of our greatest fears, that of its loss in dementia, alzheimer's and brain...

Musings of a Connected Life

Musings of a Connected Life

Whether sitting down for coffee, watching a form of media or engaging in an online discussion, the shared experience is being felt and thought about in quite different ways. My perspective of the world is both inevitable and a limitation. There are innumerable other...

Perspective Guides Life’s Possibility

Perspective Guides Life’s Possibility

"There is really, then, no limitation outside our own ignorance, and since we all can conceive a greater good than we have so far experienced, we all have within our own minds the ability to transcend previous experiences and rise triumphant over them..." (Ernest...