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It's Therapeutic Thursday!

Today is Therapeutic Thursday at Aortic Hope.

Life happens. Things go wrong. Rarely as planned and that is ok. Everyone has something going on that can be challenging in their lives. Creating healthy tools to help you handle these on-going challenges is essential in regulating stress and anxiety.

Challenging events happen to us, friends and loved ones and it is normal to think: “But how could this happen? It’s not fair. I can’t bear it. Why me? Why now? How will I ever get through this?”

According to Linda Wattier in her article "7 Habits That Keep You Strong Even When Things Go Wrong" from TinyBuddha, she states the following:

1. Use your power of choice

2. Accept what is, no matter what

3. Be grateful

4. Neutralize the neutral

5. Return to the present moment

6. Trust yourself

7. Forgive

"Life’s hard when things go wrong. Feeling shocked, anxious, and dejected is no fun.

But practicing these habits when times are fairly good will enhance your life and help you stay strong during the hard times. Imagine being in the middle of a disappointment or a crisis and being able to move swiftly through the shock and stress rather than getting stuck there. Imagine feeling calm, clear, and confident during difficult circumstances instead of confused and overwhelmed. Imagine even reaching a state of inner peace as you take action to make things right again. Some of these concepts are easier to turn into habits than others, and they all take time to master. But if you will pick even one and start practicing, you will become stronger, wiser, and more resilient no matter what life throws at you."

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