SMACIN GRACEFULL TEAM The Rewards of Facing Our Pain and Fear The cultural climate that we live in does not generally encourage us to express or even feel our deeper feelings. Most jobs require us to put a good face on – and smooth over – any pain, discomfort, or confusion that we may be feeling inside. But this sort of repression puts us out of touch with ourselves and also obstructs any opportunities we may have for honest communication with the people in our lives. Allowing even difficult feelings, such as pain and fear, to arise and move through us is essential for physical and mental well-being. ADVERTISEMENT Until we come to terms with our emotional reality, our relationship to the outside world will always be (to some extent, at least) indirect and confused. We can't accept certain feelings whilst denying others. ADVERTISEMENT Numbing ourselves to an
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SMACIN GRACEFULL TEAM How to Break Out of a Complacent Life Has your life had that same old boring feeling lately? Are you craving change? Sometimes that boring, lacklustre feeling is a sign that you've become overly complacent. Being content is good, but if you don't change things up once in a while, one day you may find yourself staring up from the bottom of a well-dug pit wondering what to do next. ADVERTISEMENT Feeling as if you're in a rut that's seen no change can be scary if you have no clue how to get out of it. Why not throw yourself a lifeline now, before things get worse? Changing your life doesn't have to involve major or costly undertakings. Doing a little self-examination and taking a few small steps may be enough to build some momentum back into your life. Here's a short checklist you can use in order to check what's under your "
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SMACIN GRACEFULL TEAM Practical Exercises to Forgive Someone Who Won't Say Sorry Forgiving someone is difficult, particularly when the person that wronged you makes no effort to apologize. Perhaps you might even wonder why forgiveness is necessary, particularly if you don't plan on seeing the person again. The thing is, when you hold a grudge, often you suffer more than the person who has acted badly. Harboring resentment towards someone is hard work. It takes a lot of brain power. Learning to forgive someone can improve your own wellbeing. ADVERTISEMENT According to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), our thoughts influence our feelings which influence our behavior. Think of two people who have been cheated on by an ex-partner. One might not have forgiven her ex. ADVERTISEMENT Every day she might repeatedly think to herself that her ex has acted terr