Celebrating intimacy in solitude

Celebrating intimacy in solitude

 The longing for connectedness and desire for solitude form part of our human existence. Both aspects can become exaggerated to form affective dependency or rigid autonomy especially when you are not anchored in your inner self. Capacity for intimacy and closeness as well as capacity to be alone when needed are essential traits of affective maturity. How do you handle your desire for intimacy and how do you live moments of loneliness?

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Celibacy, Sexuality and Search for Love

Celibacy, sexuality and the search for Love

Having lived many years as a Claretian, do you experience that your consecrated celibacy is against your “nature”, as it is often depicted in a secular world? Contrary to the expectations of the world, perhaps, you may be enjoying the tremendous opportunity and possibility which your consecrated life is opening up for you to be in communion with God and others and to serve them more freely. Does your vocational life attest to a “hundredfold” (Mt 19.29) in terms of fraternal love, friendships, relationships and fruitfulness in ministry, as promised by Jesus?

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positive Value of Negative Feelings

positive Value of Negative Feelings

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Each negative feeling brings with it an opportunity for growth.

 All of our so-called negative emotions have some positive value. In the proper amount, each negative feeling helps us stay on course towards health and happiness. They do this by telling us when we are veering away from:

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Developing Emotional Intelligence

Developing Emotional Intelligence

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“Academic intelligence has little to do with emotional life. The brightest among us can founder on the shoals of unbridled passions and unruly impulses; people with high IQs can be stunningly poor pilots of their private lives.” — Daniel Goleman

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How does emotions Affect our lives?

How does emotions Affect our lives?

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 Memory

            Our memories are very tightly linked with our emotions.  Typically, the more emotional something is for us, the more memorable it will be.  If an event in our lives cause us to feel an extreme emotion, we will be more likely to remember that event. 

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Understanding Stress

Understanding Stress

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Signs, Symptoms, Causes, and Effects

Modern life is full of hassles, deadlines, frustrations, and demands. For many people, stress is so commonplace that it has become a way of life. Stress isn’t always bad. In small doses, it can help you perform under pressure and motivate you to do your best. But when you’re constantly running in emergency mode, your mind and body pay the price.

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