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Gender-Inclusive Partner Abuse Books

Gender-Inclusive Partner Abuse Books 0

Partner abuse happens in all couple gender configurations, straight and LGBTQ. Most resources focus on male-to-female domestic violence. That's important work and education, but we need to broaden discussion and increase awareness beyond that narrow view.

We need to offer help and support suited to anyone experiencing partner abuse.

  • Ann Silvers
Why is GMO bad?

Why is GMO bad? 0

GMO foods are created from genetically modified seeds. The concept itself could be a good thing. In theory, seeds can be modified to benefit humanity.

So, what’s all the fuss about GMO foods?

The reality is that most of the genetic modifications are not for benevolent purposes. They are created by big corporations to line their pockets without consideration for cost to the environment and the people who eat the food. 

  • Ann Silvers
Quotes to Inspire You to Stop Toxic Perfectionism

Quotes to Inspire You to Stop Toxic Perfectionism 2

You may think that perfectionism helps people get things done. It doesn't.

You might think that perfectionism helps people get things done well. It doesn't.

You might think that perfectionism helps people be better partners and parents. It doesn't.

The reality is that perfectionism is toxic to relationships and life. It wears out the perfectionistic person and people they are close to.

Perfectionists are chronically disappointed in themselves and others. They have trouble trying to do things because of being immobilized by fear of failure.

Here's a collection of the best quotes to help inspire you to be happy in your imperfection. 

Becoming Calm Anxiety Workbook and Journal

Becoming Calm Anxiety Workbook and Journal 0

I know how bad anxiety feels, and how much it gets in the way of happiness, because I’ve experienced decades of anxiety myself. Before becoming a counselor, I stumbled along trying various ways to deal with my anxiety even though I didn’t know to give it that label. Now, I only rarely have a small pang of anxiety that I can easily manage.

This inside look at anxiety, coupled with what I’ve learned from helping hundreds of counseling clients overcome everything from generalized anxiety to fear of flying to PTSD, has given me unique insight into what anxiety feels like, what helps relieve it, and what helps build stress resilience.

I put what I've learned from all these experiences into a new book in the Silver Lining series -- Becoming Calm: Silver Lining Reduce Anxiety and Increase Stress Resilience Workbook and Journal.

List of Cognitive Distortions that Make You Stressed and Depressed

List of Cognitive Distortions that Make You Stressed and Depressed 0

The way you look at things may be making those things feel worse than they really are. Your view of yourself and the world around you can get distorted by some negative thought patterns that are so common that they have a name: cognitive distortions

Learning how to spot cognitive distortions like polarized thinking overgeneralization, and catastrophizing can lift your mood and help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. 

What is the Cycle of Abuse?

What is the Cycle of Abuse? 0

One of the confusing aspects of partner abuse is that it is often not constant. There can be phases that are more intense and others that are less intense, possibly involving a period of regret, apology, and promises of change that increase hope that things will be OK. Spinning in these cycles is disorienting and exhausting. 
  • Ann Silvers