The Relationship Center Blog, written by relationship expert, Kim Olver, covers topics as it relates to relationships with the important people in your life and the most important one of all.. the one with yourself.
Violence Against Women

Violence Against Women

Today, November 25, was designated the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women by the United Nations General Assembly. I wanted to know how prevalent this issue is, so I asked Google and found worldwide statistics from the World Bank:  ...

Entrepreneurial Spirit

Entrepreneurial Spirit

The week of November 16-22 has been designated, Global Entrepreneur Week. From the time I was about five-years-old, my father was an entrepreneur. I didn’t really know any other life. My great-grandfather, tracing back as far as I know how, was also an entrepreneur...

Veterans Deserve our Respect

Veterans Deserve our Respect

Today is Veterans Day and I had trouble thinking of anything else to write about other than the men and women of our military whom I greatly respect. Before my son, Kyle, joined the Army National Guard in 2003, I took our military for granted. I was born in 1960, and...

Communication: How’s Yours?

Communication: How’s Yours?

Some links may be affiliate links. We may get paid if you buy something or take an action after clicking one of these In my work with people, communication is something that often comes up in our conversations. It seems challenging to have an effective conversation...

Mental FreedomIn the first lesson of Mental Freedom, we explore the concept of personal responsibility. There are several myths wrapped up with the word responsibility. Where does it start and where does it end?Here are four myths people often believe:Myth #1: You aren't responsible if you do something by accident.You are responsible for every action you take. Every action has consequences—some of them good, some neutral and some bad. There is a difference between being responsible and being culpable. If your actions caused the consequence, you are responsible whether or not you intended those consequencesMyth #2: You can blame your actions on another person.People with challenges in the responsibility realm, often try to blame their actions on other people. You may hear, “I didn’t want to do it but so-and-so made me!” This is a myth. No one can make you do something you don’t want to do.Myth #3: You are responsible for the things other people do.When we fall into the role of rescuer or protector, we sometimes try to “fix” things for other people. This is accepting responsibility for what others are responsible for. You are not responsible for other people. When you choose to take on that responsibility you may be robbing that person of experiencing the learning from their experiences.Myth #4: You are responsible for the harm others have committed against you. This is seen often with victims of child abuse, domestic violence or crime. When you lose power over your own body and sense of safety, it can be so difficult to reconcile, that you often search for a reason that you can fix, so it doesn’t happen again. With child abuse victims, the pain of placing responsibility in the hands it belongs, the perpetrator's, is often too painful, so self-blame results.To move toward Mental Freedom, it is critical to take responsibility for everything you do—the good, the bad and the ugly. In addition, it is also equally important to stop taking responsibility for the things you didn’t do. #mentalfreedom #myths #choicetheory #responsibility ...
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In this episode, I interview fellow podcaster and therapist, Dick Goldberg. Dick has been a psychotherapist for over 40 years. He has also been a PBS producer and host, a public radio host, a current podcaster, and the author of several books. Dick discusses the ten secrets he has discovered for increasing your likeability factor.Listen in at life-choices.captivate.fm/episode/be-liked-by-almost-anyone.To contact Dick, he can be reached at DickGoldbergRadio.com. ...
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