Saturday, June 30, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
Today at 3:45pm Sara Kay and the Sugar Daddys will be performing together at Overman Park in Cedar Falls to kickoff the Sturgis Falls Celebration. The weather is supposed to be beautiful, so come on down to Overman Park and enjoy some rockin' jazz music. Click here for more info.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
1. Recognize the anger. Sensitize yourself to the behaviors and thought patterns that indicate anger.
2. Acknowledge the anger. You are probably feeling angry because your sense of self, love, justice, safety, values, ethics, beliefs, etc. have been threatened or challenged.
3. Control your body during anger. But don’t suppress the emotion. Accept your body’s physiological response to anger mindfully so that you can choose the best way to handle the situation. Remember that your body is a tool, not a master.
4. Diagnose the anger. Why are your angry? What was the anger about? Who are you angry with? What’s wrong? Which of your beliefs or values have been challenged? How has your sense of self or safety been threatened? What injustice do you see or experience?
5. Discern if anger is necessary or appropriate. Evaluate the situation. Determinate whether there has been a real threat to your sense of self, love, justice, safety, values, beliefs, etc. Is the anger worthy of your time and energy?
6. Transform your mindset, if necessary. If the anger isn’t necessary or appropriate, then establish new ways of looking at the situation and handling your emotional response. Mindfully explore the function of the emotional response and how you’d like to respond in the future. Also attempt to understand the risks of unnecessary anger and the benefits of alternative interpretations.
7. Take responsibility. Ensure that your response to anger is mindful and respectful, not impulsive and dominating. Also be sure that your response is effective and constructive, not fruitless and harmful.
8. Take action. Express your anger creatively. How can your anger be used as a tool for healing, change, and transformation? How can anger be used to promote love, safety, and justice? What is the most beneficial action you can take? Who do you need to speak with? Who can you confide in? Who can give you wise advice? What can you do to bring about positive change in the situation?
Friday, June 15, 2012
Here's a taste of some of Sara's stuff:
And a taste of some of Brian's stuff: