Is Self-Talk A Sign Of Mental Illness

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Positivity Pledge: I shall no longer allow negative thoughts or feelings to drain me of my energy. Instead, I shall focus on all the good that is in my life. I will think it, feel it and speak it. By

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I’m Not Like Sam, Am I?

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“Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere.” – Erma Bombeck Introduction I’ve written two posts about worry. The last post looked at the difference between worry and concern. As I

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Don’t Be Like Sam

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“There is an unreported epidemic of negative self-talk in our culture today.” – Cynthia Kane Introduction  According to Joseph J. Luciani Ph.D., worry is the incessant, ruminative speculation of what might go wrong—anticipation of chaos. Worry predicts that something will

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Talking Down About Yourself

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“It’s not attractive to be talking down about yourself all the time. All you continue to do to yourself is pull yourself further down into a deeper place of depression and sadness and insecurity and fear and hopelessness, so it’s

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Empty Goals

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“Our souls are hungry for meaning, for the sense that we have figured out how to live so that our lives matter…What frustrates us and robs our lives of joy is this absence of meaning… Does our being alive matter?”

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Happiness or Fulfillment?

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“Occasionally in life, there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.” Martin Luther King Jr Introduction  Many people

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Could You Just Once…Say Something Positive About Me?

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“The critical inner voice refers to a well-integrated pattern of destructive thoughts toward our selves and others…” – Dr. Lisa Firestone  Introduction It’s interesting how you come to accept a view of yourself that says, “I’m not ok,” or “I’m

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It’s A Choice

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We Will Change Our Feelings, Our Beliefs, Our Life, etc., When We Make The Choice To Do So Introduction  Remember the old saying by Ben Franklin, “A man convinced against his will, is of the same opinion still.” Most people

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Temporary Fix Or Real Change?

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“You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.” —Eckhart Tolle   Introduction  We have all been taught that negative emotions or feelings such as stress, worry, fear,

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Take The Challenge

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“Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.” ― Steve Maraboli In my last post, I asked the questions, “Are you just paying for a

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