Collection by Elisa Laukkarinen

all the emotions behind anger...

Does Anyone Ever Feel This Way?

That's right. ANGRY. I took this self portrait on Tuesday as I was thrashing and screaming about my home. My poor mother experienced this animorphic transformation when I spilled her smoothie all over the ice tray in the freezer. (I think the ice machine took offense because it hasn't made any ice since...) I was so angry that I did what any mature, self-respecting young adult would do. I threw a tantrum. Granted it was contained in the form of a journal entry, but I think at one point I…

I am peaceful now knowing I am happy seeing the person I love happy with someone else. People can call me weak but I know how strong I am accepting the fact that I am loving someone who does not love me back. Not many can reach that level of freedom.

M C G I L L M E D I A on Instagram: “"They caused the first wound, but you are causing the rest; this is what not forgiving does. They got it started, but you keep it going.…”

2,528 Likes, 56 Comments - M C G I L L M E D I A (@gomcgill) on Instagram: “"They caused the first wound, but you are causing the rest; this is what not forgiving does. They…”

Anger Distortions Worksheet

Anger Management Worksheet

I receive A LOT of referrals for anger management every year – especially with 3rd and 4th grade boys. I really like the ideas found on this website and thought that they did a great job of e…

"Forgiveness doesn’t mean you accept what they did. It means what happened doesn’t control you anymore."

Inspirational Words Love Quotes

"Forgiveness doesn’t mean you accept what they did. It means what happened doesn’t control you anymore."

What makes you feel...?


There is a great virtual tour of Santa's House, including the elves cottages on Zillow (press the name to follow the link). I thought this would be a brilliant opportunity to do some persuasive...

{Forgiveness Object Lesson} 1. Make 2 planes hiding a penny in one. 2. They will look the same but not fly the same. Ask the children to look them over and figure out why. 3.Explain "the airplanes are like us and the penny is when we hold a grudge.  A grudge is when we hold bad feelings inside of us because something someone did or said to us.  These feelings can weigh us down and keep us from flying high."  Col 3:13, Matt 6:14-15, Matt 18:2-1:22  {Credit goes to the Jedi Craft Girl Blog}

Jedi Craft Girl

Attention Activity: Make 2 paper airplanes that are exactly the same. Ahead of time, tape a penny inside one of the airplanes. Tell the children you are going to demonstrate how well the airplanes fly. Fly the first plane (without the penny). Talk about how far and graceful it flies. Then fly the second airplane with the penny taped inside of it. Play it up and act like you don't know what is wrong. They both look the same - why aren't they flying the same? Have the children examine both of…

Forgiveness. Great visual. Learning to forgive is part of the process - and that includes yourself.

Forgiveness and letting go. Do it!

3/15/13 Forgiveness meditation “FORGIVENESS FRIDAY” Reminder: As we’ve all heard, forgiveness is ultimately the gift you give yourself, for if you are holding onto feelings of judgment, revenge, persecution or anger, you are functioning at the lowest vibration possible - a level that will not let you ascend to a place of inner peace, love and gratitude - and who wants to live there? And while you might already be aware that forgiveness is one of the most wonderful things you can experience…

Itsetunnon puuhakirja 4-11 -vuotiaille. Kirjan yli 100 värikästä harjoitusta opastavat retkelle, jonka poluilla omat vahvuudet, tunteet, hyvä kaveruus ja puolensa pitämisen taito tulevat tutuksi.

Vihreä hoiva ja voima AMK-tenttikirjaksi

Viime päivinä olen saanut mukavia uutisia: Psykoterapeutti Asta Suomen kanssa kirjoittamani Vihreä hoiva ja voima on valittu ensi syksystä lähtien green caren tenttikirjaksi jo muutamissa ammattikorkeakouluissa. Sosiaalialan tietopalvelu pyysi minua kirjoittamaan hieman kirjan taustoista. Saatesanat voi lukea tästä linkistä >> Tänään saimme valmiiksi kaksi e-kirjaa. Paljon ihastunutta kiitosta kerännyt uudistettu Hyvä minä! Tutkimusretki itsetuntoon on nyt saatavana myös sähköisesti…