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Step 1: Purchase a Philosophical Processing Journal. Step 2: Read the educational material it provides for you on the topic (emotions, anxiety, guilt). Step 3: Use the journal prompts to write in your journal to create some deeper insight into yourself. Step 4: Read what others have written in their journals (scroll down to read the latest posts). Step 5: Email your journal entries to get published: ppjentries@gmail.com. You never know the power of your words and how they will connect with the struggles of others.

“It’s nice to know that I am not alone in all my mental struggles” ~ F. Müller

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This is My Path

Philosophical Processing Journal Prompt ~ J3 E5: How will I address and respond to my guilt on a healthy way? This is My Path… Have you ever noticed that as you are living your life, the difficult emotions and obstacles always come in waves? It is very similar to the weather.…

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Gratefulness Practice Worksheet 2 ~I Get to!

This Gratefulness Practice Worksheet 2 ~ I Get To!, is designed to shift my mindset from negative health energy to healthy and inspiring energy. I am changing my mindset from dreading (complaining) to “I get to!” (noticing your privileges ~ being grateful). This worksheet is designed for students of all ages…

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Gratefulness Practice Worksheet 1

I want to share this Gratefulness Practice Worksheet 1 that I use with my patients, students, and groups. It helps those who are addicted (consciously or unconsciously) to their negative energy mindset. Please feel free to comment and make suggestions to enhance this worksheet. I will be grateful for your thoughts…

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Guilt: I Can Live Without It

J3 E1 ~  So I’ve been doing counseling for some time it’s been about a month. I have been learning that I harbor a lot of guilt! I understand now more about where the guilt is stemming from. It comes from being part of a family that creates drama and trauma.…

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Kute Blackson: The Magic of Surrender

Kute Blackkson’s, The Magic of Surrender is a favorite and recommended to my patients as a guide to comprehending and moving past inner struggle. “Too often we limit our lives by putting conditions on them. We think things should go a certain way, and when they don’t, we hold on to…

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Prompted Journaling Series

Philosophical Processing Journals! “What a unique concept! These mentally healthy and educational workbooks are written in a medium content format using journal prompts and a webpage to help people feel safe and less alone in your journey to reaching your goals ~ what ever they may be! Catherine, these books are…

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Becoming a Person to Emulate

Every young woman, every woman should read this. Everyone should read this. What if you just choose to love yourself right now, just the way you are? Try it. Observe how aversive you are to it. Pay attention to how much you shame yourself. Ask yourself: what is the purpose of…

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Are You Your True Authentic Self?

Doctor and author Gabor Maté’s critiques may say he takes a reductionist viewpoint, but he understand human nature looking into the unconscious where so many mental health providers miss the boat. He emphasizes destigmatization and compassionate treatment of mental health problems including addiction by looking at defense mechanisms which protect the unconscious and unnecessary…

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Hidden From the Light

J3 E5 ~ I feel guilty the most when I want to stand up for myself. Why is that? I believe its because I (we) worry so much about what others think of us, even if at times, I deny that I am dependent on others approval. Really, isn’t that what…

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Do Hard Things

What I am Currently Reading: If you are a sports or military fan, this is a good read. Steve Magness’s Do Hard Things is what I am currently reading. It explains how fear-based coaching and authoritarian teaching tactics are not necessary to overcome difficult challenges or to achieving my goals. My…

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Professional Athlete: From the Female Perspective

I have struggled with understanding what it means to surrender in the moment. This has been especially apparent in my athletic training and performance. I had always interpreted a surrender as a black hole. If I was to give into the fact that I did poorly, and accept it, then I…

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