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The Genius of Instinct: Reclaim Mother Nature’s Tools for Enhancing Your Health, Happiness, Family, and Work by Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

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10. I Gave at the Office

Care giving is perceived as a positive attribute in people, so it is not surprising that most people overestimate how often and how well they care give. We all give care in different ways and at different times, so it might be enlightening for you to think about the times and reasons you minimize and become disconnected from your care-giving tools. Maybe they are similar to the ones I have heard and observed in my clinical, coaching, teaching, and consulting experiences.

The Anger Excuse

In therapy sessions, I hear the “anger excuse” time and time again: “I was angry, so I didn’t want to show care.” When mismanaged, anger permeates a relationship; it extinguishes the nurturing instinct. Because most people ...

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