The first (and most important!) step in managing anger is knowing what your triggers are and recognizing the early signs of anger. Once you understand that, you can learn techniques to enable you to calm down before a situation gets out of control.

Chill Out: Managing Your Anger


Everybody feels anger at different times, and on different levels. Feelings of anger can happen for different reasons. Enduring unjust treatment, being blamed for things you didn't do, listening to criticism, or just not getting what you want are a few of the possible triggers. Let's face it, our society is full of things that can trigger feelings of anger. 

Why am I so Angry? A Look at Anger Management


By Mike McKeown As a therapist and life coach, of course I want to help couples keep things alive and adventurous in their marriages. For a variety of reasons, it’s not unusual for couples to have issues with this aspect of their marriage staying vibrant and fun.  It could be […]

Fifty Shades of Marriage



by Mike McKeown The latest installment of the blockbuster Fifty Shades series hit theaters over Valentine’s weekend. When the books and movies came out previously, I didn’t pay a lot of attention. But now, having seen the explosion of debate on the internet this time around, the therapist in me […]

Fifty Shades of…..?


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by Mike McKeown Last time, we looked at the concept of moving towards pain and enduring it in order to get past it. I know this seems counterintuitive. Who wants to lean into the pain? But if you don’t, you will never get to the other side of it. Leaning […]

Take Action: How To Work Through the Pain


by Mike McKeown Hello everyone. I hope you’re all doing well out there in internet-land. I wanted to come back around to the second installment of the pain series.   In  my Handling the Hurts article,  I addressed pain on a general level.  We talked a little about the different things that […]

The Surprising Effect of Emotional Pain