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Tied Up In Knots: The Anxiety of Living with Unresolved Grief

Posted: April 15, 2017, 5:51 pm
Grief that is out in the open, that is part of the natural cycle of life or one of life’s tragic circumstances has a dignity

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The Magazine for Addiction & Behavioral Health Professionals

What Do We Mean by Relationship Trauma?

Posted: May 30, 2014, 7:43 pm
(Note, continued training along with streaming video available on “The Workshop” on the www.tiandayton.com membership site) Relationship trauma is the kind of emotional and psychological trauma that occurs within the context of relationships. We are biologically wired to seek close and ...

Stories by tian dayton PhD on Medium

Stories by tian dayton PhD on Medium

Tied Up In Knots: The Anxiety of Living with Unresolved Grief

Posted: April 15, 2017, 7:35 pm

Grief that is out in the open, that is part of the natural cycle of life or one of life’s tragic circumstances has a dignity to it. The person experiencing a loss feels that they have a right to grieve and to accept caring and attention from those they love. However the kinds of losses ...

Daily Affirmations

Meaningful Actions


I will lose myself in a task today. Oftentimes I seek soul by sitting and ruminating in an effort to comprehend the mystery, but the self is too full of paradox to understand in any one way. Losing myself in meaningful activity is another way to journey toward soul. I thrive on a sense of accomplishment. I get a feeling of self-worth from applying my energies toward something worthwhile. Deepening and perfecting a skill lead me toward subtle levels of awareness and sharpen my powers of observation. Mixing and remixing my abilities, combining and recombining my approach to a task refine both my talent and level of awareness in any area of my inner or outer life. My life is made richer, fuller and more meaningful when I am able to devote my energies fully to worthwhile projects. Today I will see the value for me, in devoting myself to the task at hand.
I seek soul through devoted action.
In our world the road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action. Dag Hammarskjšld
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