What Typically Trigger Depression in You at Various Stages

Depression is a condition that can be medical, psychological, or both. More importantly, it can negatively affect the quality of your life and every aspect of it. To gain an understanding about depression, along with strategies and exercises to manage it as well as information about when more treatment is necessary, visit the “Downloads” page on this site, to download your complimentary MP3 audio, Overcoming Your Depression. I wrote this program to be a major step toward bringing your mood under your own control. Read more

What Typically Trigger Anxiety in You at Various Stages

What typically triggers Anxiety in you at each of the seven stages:

  • Stage One―Fears concerning such things as abandonment, physical or mental disability and extreme poverty … Being, living, and/or dying alone where you would be or even merely feel unable to survive or change a dreaded fate. Read more

What Typically Trigger Anger in You at Various Stages

Anger, anxiety, depression, and grief are among our most common emotions. My blogs over the next few Tuesdays will deal with each of them separately and include calibrations for these emotions along with what most likely triggers them in you, by the stages. To make the best use of these calibrations, notice how your hooks in the lower stages trigger emotions that can throw you off balance in just about any part of your life. The more you can make a conscious commitment to do a better job in managing your expectations of others and events as well as choosing your battles, the more you become the master of these emotions, rather than the other way around. Read more

How Adult Children View Taking Care of Their Aging Parents

In this third and final blog about parenting, here are some attitudes that govern how adult children at each stage view taking care of their aging parents. Those in quotes are actual verbatim statements:

  • Stage One―“What did they ever do for me?” Ones are also likely still to feel entitled to be on the receiving end, no matter how incapable their parents are of giving. Onesare least able to accept the reality of when parents die or are close to death, regardless of their age, health, or other circumstances. For Ones, it’s just about always about themselves, and how almost any circumstance that occurs makes them a “victim.” Read more