Author: Don Shetterly

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Confronting My Issues

Confronting My Issues

Coming to terms with who we are is a good thing.  Yet, I know how difficult it can be in life to do.  I've walked those steps.
Does Fear Hold You Back

Does Fear Hold You Back

Recognizing that fear is there is by far an important step.  Ignoring it and hoping it just disappears won't get us very far.  I've done that and gott
Harmful Happy Thoughts

Harmful Happy Thoughts

To me, harmful happy thoughts are like a glass of water that we give to someone as if it is the only nutritious meal we need for our day. 
The Stress Related Disorder And The Mind Body

The Stress Related Disorder And The Mind Body

I believe what this study tells us is that stress is much harder on the body than we realize.  Yes, we all know that to a degree.  We are so unconscio
Is Emotion The Enemy?

Is Emotion The Enemy?

Is emotion the enemy should not be the focus of our healing. Instead, we should be seeing how we can stop numbing and disconnecting from emotion, so w
Support and Care – The Wrong Way

Support and Care – The Wrong Way

Hold the space and listen to someone who needs it.  Offer support and maybe a flashlight to help them see their path, but let them find their way.
Do I Have Stress?

Do I Have Stress?

You're a much stronger person if you go in and find a way to discharge that stress from the body and the mind.
Mental Health Care Rules

Mental Health Care Rules

I wrote this blog post because I want to challenge the status quo.  Don't settle for coming up with rules about what matters. 
Smokey, The Kitten

Smokey, The Kitten

I started to cry, but was quickly told that big boys don't cry.  It didn't help to protest because that would only make the monster in the house feel
Can A Hug And Hand-Holding Help Lower Blood Pressure?

Can A Hug And Hand-Holding Help Lower Blood Pressure?

Can a 20-second hug and hand-holding help lower blood pressure?  This is the what Karen M. Grewen, PhD of UNC and her team evaluated in a research stu
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