Month: August 2019

Make Stress Work For You And Not Against You

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“It’s Not Stress That Kills Us, It Is Our reaction To It.” – Hans Selye No Wheels I recently found myself stuck at home with no car. The older car I was driving finally died and had to be buried.

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Thought Addiction

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We are what our thoughts have made us; so be aware of what you think. Learning Too Drive Growing up in a very small town in North-Eastern Wyoming was very different than it is now. Back then it was safe

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Your Personal Fiction

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Change your personal fiction to nonfiction, replacing the lies with the truth. Introduction Dixon was born to a couple that fought all the time. From the moment Dixon was first born, his mother decided she didn’t want him because he

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Who’s In Control?

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Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay “When you think a thought – you feel a feeling. When you feel a feeling – you take action or not because of how you feel. Your actions (behaviors) create your experience in the world

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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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