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Overcoming Discouragement

  • 2014 8 Apr
Overcoming Discouragement

We’ve all experienced a ‘bad mood.’ There are times when, seemingly out of nowhere, a ‘bad mood’ swoops in, lands on me and completely engulfs me. “Where did this come from?” I try to gently ask. There is usually an answer if I am patient and willing to be gently curious. Some old wound has resurfaced or some issue I’ve failed to resolve. My challenge is to be kind to these feelings and learn from them. Usually fairly soon they will pass, and if I’m fortunate, I learn from them. Can you be kind toward any ‘moods’ that come your way? 

Dr. David Hawkins is the director of the Marriage Recover Center where he counsels couples in distress. He is the author of over 30 books, including Dealing With the CrazyMakers in Your Life90 Days to a Fantastic Marriage, and When Pleasing Others is Hurting You. Dr. Hawkins grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and lives with his wife on the South Puget Sound where he enjoys sailing, biking, and skiing. He has active practices in two Washington cities. You can also find Dr. Hawkins on Facebook and TwitterDr. Hawkins offers a free, 20 minute consultation, with requests sent to his email address at drdavid@marriagerecoverycenter.com. Also, remember his guarantee at The Marriage Recovery Center: 3 Days To A New Marriage, Guaranteed! He is also excited to continue offering his special eBook, A Love Life of Your Dreams free for you to download.

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