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What do you do when there is no answer — Lessons from my client

Blythe Landry Guidance

Grief. Trauma. Crises. Addiction. Loss. Abuse. All of the above. Sometimes all for one person, sometimes spread out amidst a family. Sometimes the bad things happen, and we simply do not know why. I’m a spiritual person. To the extreme I would say. Not religious. Just spiritual. And, I, on some cellular level believe that everything around us has poignancy …

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5 tips for self-care at a scary time

Blythe Landry Guidance

What can I say other than, what in the HEEEEEEECK IS HAPPENING in our country? For anyone with a sense of decency or even an emotional pulse, it would be quite literally impossible to not be impacted by the heightened sense of fear, bigotry, confusion and chaos going on right now. Political leanings aside, I think most of us can …

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Are you emotionally intelligent in the workplace?

Blythe Landry Guidance

Emotional intelligence (or emotional literacy) have become buzz words in the past several years. Especially when it comes to work environments. The correlation between relationship-building and empathic listening between high-level employees and their teams has also come into play. Gone are the days of demands without validation or the wide-ranging acceptance of emotional incompetence in the office; yet some key …

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Four common fears about asking for help — and how to move past them

Blythe Landry Guidance

Help. A word with so many colors and connotations that it would require way too many posts to identify and explain them all. For our purposes, let’s say that by “help” I am referring to what it means to ask for professional help when you are in pain, in crisis, or otherwise lost and don’t know where else to go. …