Dr. Marion Rollings

defensiveness

Defensiveness: A Guide to Managing Conflict in Relationships

Defensiveness: A Guide to Managing Conflict in Relationships   Defensiveness is a natural human response to perceived threats, criticisms, or challenges to our beliefs and actions. While it may initially seem like a protective mechanism, defensiveness can quickly escalate conflicts and strain relationships if left unchecked. Whether it’s in our personal or professional lives, understanding …

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relationship repairs

Healing the Rifts: Strategies for Relationship Repair

Healing the Rifts: Strategies for Relationship Repair Important relationships inevitably have conflicts and misunderstandings.  Whether it’s between parents and children, romantic partners, friends, or colleagues, relationships can encounter rough patches that require diligent repair work. The essence of repairing a relationship lies not only in acknowledging the fracture but also in taking proactive steps towards …

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mania

The Depths of Mania: Understanding the Energetic Spiral

  The Depths of Mania: Understanding the Energetic Spiral   Mania, a term often used in clinical psychology, refers to a state of heightened energy, excitement, and impulsivity. It is a core feature of bipolar disorder, characterized by periods of extreme elation, racing thoughts, decreased need for sleep, and increased activity levels. Mania can be …

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self esteem

Nurturing Self-Esteem Through Inner Growth

Nurturing Self-Esteem Through Inner Growth   Self-esteem, the bedrock of our emotional well-being, shapes how we perceive and interact with the world. Frequently, it intertwines with our achievements, tightly bound to external affirmations like success, acknowledgment, and societal acceptance. However, the fleeting nature of these validations renders self-esteem fragile, susceptible to shifts with each victory …

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validation in relationships

The Power of Validation in Relationships: Building Stronger Connections

The Power of Validation in Relationships: Building Stronger Connections   Validation serves as a cornerstone for fostering healthy relationships and nurturing understanding. Whether in personal or professional spheres, the ability to validate others’ experiences and emotions is a skill that can significantly enhance communication and empathy. Validation involves acknowledging and accepting someone’s thoughts, feelings, or …

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Perseverance

The Power of Perseverance: Mental Health Challenges and Resilience

The Power of Perseverance: Mental Health Challenges and Resilience   In the journey of life, we often encounter moments of adversity and uncertainty, testing the strength of our mental resilience. Amidst the storms of anxiety, depression, or other mental health struggles, the beacon of perseverance shines bright, guiding us through the darkest of times. Perseverance …

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FOMO

FOMO: the Fear of Missing Out in a Hyper-Connected World: How to Find Contentment

FOMO: the Fear of Missing Out in a Hyper-Connected World: How to Find Contentment   In the age of social media and constant connectivity, a phenomenon known as the “fear of missing out” (FOMO) has become increasingly prevalent. This pervasive fear is characterized by an anxiety-inducing belief that others are experiencing something exciting or rewarding, …

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pushing out of comfort zone

Personal Breakthroughs: Why Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone is Actually Good for You

Personal Breakthroughs: Why Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone is Actually Good for You   We all have those tasks that sit on our to-do list, gathering dust because the mere thought of tackling them fills us with dread. But what if I told you that pushing yourself to do these very things could have a …

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