Divorce, PTSD and Broken Heart Have Common Emotions

Divorce, PTSD and Broken Heart Have Common Emotions

Broken Heart, Divorce, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Have Common Threads & Symptoms. PTSD has been spotlighted in returning war Veterans but it also affects millions of people who suffer, or witness, a tragedy or loss. Any form of traumatic incident, including, “mugging, rape, torture, being kidnapped or held captive, child abuse, car accidents, train wrecks, plane crashes, bombings, or natural disasters such as floods or earthquakes”[1] are susceptible to PTSD and its symptoms. That means that significant emotional trauma, like divorce, dissolution of partnership, discovery of infidelity, breach of trust and many other events can induce PTSD. A broken heart and PTSD can be commonly associated. Ms. Melissa Kantor, author of The Breakup Bible, relates a candid and vivid description of a painful break-up and that “the pain can feel agonizing, all-encompassing, and eternal. Many describe that the actual breakup and ensuing weeks feel like an out-of-body experience. Along with the suffering comes a roller coaster of complex feelings: embedded grief, abandonment and fear, guilt, monstrous rage, [and even] seeing healthy people behave insanely when they have been rejected.” Depending on the length of the relationship, depth of emotional vesting and how the relationship ended are all causal factors…

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Top 14 Leadership Principles For Success

Top 14 Leadership Principles For Success

Is anyone leading today? It is time that we quit following the herd. Each of us is a leader within our own sphere of influence, be it family, friends or professionally. Everyday we make decisions based on guiding principles that we learned from our family, in childhood, or as we grew. We have created and implemented the moral code that is uniquely our own. For some, this is a loose standard. Others have an unwavering set of principles to which they are bound. Can you easily identify the moral and ethical code, and standard of conduct that guides your decision-making process? It has been said that great leaders are born in the crucible of chaos and challenge. Those leaders that rose to the challenge and met it with excellence, courage and grace learned both in the moment and from it. They learned about themselves and their capabilities, as well as lessons learned from which they would grow. It is this framework of understanding that is important to each of us. We are all capable of becoming a great leader within our own sphere of influence, but one must first define our guideposts. I have found that difficult decisions are made…

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7 Easy Steps To Create Life Balance

7 Easy Steps To Create Life Balance

7 Easy Steps To Create Life Balance One of the easiest things that we do in life is forget about the value of our self. When our lives get busy we have a tendency to put friends, family and any other person in front of our own needs. This is neither unusual nor uncommon. It is in human nature that we look after our community and take care of others with great attention. The cost to this nurturing of others, comes at the expense of one’s own well-being. In particular, people tend to most greatly distort their work-life balance. In a universally connected world of cell phones, laptops and the Internet, we are able to work longer, work remotely, and never figure out how to leave the office. This life centered on work, and devoid of natural balance, adversely affects every relationship in your life. The increased stress levels and lack of rest adversely affect your health and emotional well-being. By failing to take care of yourself, even the time spent with your loved ones is fractured. Here are seven easy ways to find life balance. You can start these this very moment and reconnect with yourself, and the ones…

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7 Easy Steps To Doing What You Love

7 Easy Steps To Doing What You Love

7 Easy Steps To Doing What You Love and Getting What You Want   “Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.” – Henry David Thoreau Before you can do what you love, you have to know what you love to do. Risking without fear of failure is essential to discovering your life passion. We all dream about waking up every day and doing what you love. This probably does not entail rushing out the door to fight traffic for an hour to sit at a desk and make someone else rich. Few people in the world do what they want. Notice that I did not say they “get to do what they want.” This type of language removes the choice from the decision tree. Each of us makes choices each day based on perceived necessity, and the realities of daily sustainability: overhead and bills, family duties, deference to partnership needs. While most of us would love a career we are passionate about, many are stuck in jobs we don’t even like, let alone love. Rediscovering what it is that you love, and figuring out how to do it…

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Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and It’s All Small Stuff

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and It’s All Small Stuff

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and It’s All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things From Taking Over Your Life (Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Series) Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and It’s All Small Stuff is a book about keeping the little things in life drive from driving you crazy.  

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