76 | Thought traps: Tricky Shoulds

Are you ‘shoulding’ on yourself?  (Don’t lie!  We all do it)  And it’s easy for those tricky ‘shoulds’ and ‘shouldn’ts” to start defining your emotions and behaviors.  I should get up earlier.  I should work out.  I should get more sleep.  I shouldn’t complain so much.  I shouldn’t be upset. And what about what others…

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75 | Thought traps: Silly Brain Tricks II

What? More thought traps? Yes, lots more. Hooray. Listen and spot your favorite one to work on this week. These traps derail us or leave us spinning our wheels. The ratio is great but awareness and curiosity are better for spotting and responding to them. We discuss and share examples of some of them, like…

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74 | Thought traps: Silly Brain Tricks I

Humans (like you for instance) have some habits of thinking that are traps. We all fall into them, repeatedly. You have to laugh! These traps can shut down our thinking before we realize it, leaving us stuck or making poor choices because the traps often work at an unconscious level. Asking great questions is the…

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73 | Gospel of Suffering part 2

All human sufferings are capable of being infused with the same power of God manifested in Christ’s Cross, writes John Paul II in Salvifici Doloris. We have solidarity with Christ in suffering. This solidarity and participation in the cross that unites us with the Holy Spirit is a reality to be experienced and confounds explanations…

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