Patricia Frank

A Jolt from the Blue

Patricia C. Frank

Sometimes you are just cruising along when it happens. You receive a phone call or a note in the mail that interrupts your life momentarily. It’s a reunion of your class from high school, college or graduate school. A reunion is usually a social gathering with people you were associated ...

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Be sure to open your vents

Patricia C. Frank

Pressure is the action of a constant force on a body or object. It can come from the outside or the inside. Pressure can take different forms; the urgency to work under pressure is one. It can be a difficulty or affliction as when you are under financial pressure. It ...

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Be Sure To Open Your Vents

Patricia C. Frank

Pressure is the action of a constant force on a body or object. It can come from the outside or the inside. Pressure can take different forms; the urgency to work under pressure is one. It can be a difficulty or affliction as when you are under financial pressure. It ...

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Grief can be a Surprise

Patricia Frank is a Licensed Psychotherapist.

Grief is a feeling. It is an emotional reaction to a thought or event. It is an instinct that is normal, natural and inevitable. Most people would prefer not to feel the sadness that is the result of a loss. They treat the emotion as a weakness or character flaw. ...

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Banish the temptation to covet

Patricia C. Frank

Regardless of your beliefs or your religious affiliations there are strong reasons not to covet. To covet is to strongly desire another’s possessions or attributes. Depending on the degree of your desire you may just hanker for, or have a yen for something, or you may experience a deep hunger ...

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From Carefree to Caregiver

Patricia C. Frank

It can happen in an instant or it may have been coming for a while. The results are the same. Circumstances change and your life is altered forever. One minute you are a carefree spirit and the next you are a caregiver. You, literally, go from a person with manageable ...

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Transference at Work can be Perilous

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Transference is when you redirect your childhood thoughts, beliefs and emotions about a person onto a new person later in life. It is a psychological phenomenon that is usually unconscious. Transference in the workplace occurs when certain people and situations are reminiscent of your prior relationships and situations. You may ...

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