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Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., a well-respected psychologist in Los Angeles, California, is interviewed by Good Morning Britain about the death of Robin Williams.
Want more of the nitty-gritty on the right way to apologize? Here’s how you can work to repair your relationship and move past pain and anger.
Do it in person or on the phone. “A face-to-face or voice apology allows the other person to sense how truly sorry you really are, and that can help repair things quickly,” says Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., a Los Angeles-based psychologist who specializes in relationships. Since it’s hard to read the emotion in e-mails and texts, people are more likely to assume they’re not genuine . . .
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Quotes and comments from Dr. Yvonne Thomas, a Los Angeles therapist.
As we enter into the month of April, several things are frequently associated with this time of year: warmer weather, flowers regenerating, and spring cleaning or what I call “DE-CLUTTERING.” In general, the concept of “clutter” is very interesting. I describe clutter as a collection of unnecessary, unused, and/or obsolete items, which may be kept in a haphazard, often excessive way beyond what would seem logical.
Clutter often can be found in places such as one’s home, workspace, and car. To me, the really fascinating part about clutter is that it can EXTERNALLY reflect a person’s INTERNAL EMOTIONAL CLUTTER. (By “emotional clutter,” I am referring to such things as unresolved feelings, thoughts, and conflicts with oneself and/or with others.)
Examples can include the following: A generally messy, chaotic home, workspace, or car can symbolize one’s INTERNAL chaos and confusion. Having EXTERNAL closets packed with stuff often can reflect how stuffed away and closeted one’s own FEELINGS AND THOUGHTS may also be. Having uncluttered and presentable FRONT rooms of one’s home, while the non-public BACK rooms are a mess, may indicate how a person shows a more polished image of oneself to the world, while covering up a less “together” part.
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Quotes and comments from Dr. Yvonne Thomas
As we head into the month of March, St. Patrick’s Day approaches, with its charming four-leaf clover, “luck of the Irish” folklore. In accordance with this, I thought it would be very timely and appropriate to address the subject of “luck” and how relying on luck too much can actually cause some UNWANTED consequences in one’s life.
Individuals often attribute luck as to why certain events or results happen to oneself and others. People may say that they were in the “right place at the right time” or that they had good timing when a wanted opportunity or outcome occurs. Luck certainly can play a PART in helping create desired situations and results for people, but luck probably is NOT the main reason behind why certain people get what they want in their lives.