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Gracie and her Best Friend About Ready to Duke it out…

How to take your thoughts captive   Photo by Laura Tancredi from Pexels Body Shaming Gracie sat in a corner booth of a fast-food restaurant. In the booth next to her, she could hear two young women talking. One said, “I have to lose weight. At size 12 I’m never going to get a date. Look… Read More »Gracie and her Best Friend About Ready to Duke it out…

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Remember The Seeds You Planted

Your Thoughts Become Your Words Which Become Your Behavior “How can my words be used to create my future? How are word seeds planted?” Gracie said. “I just don’t get it.” Gracie, a woman in her mid-40s, had heard her pastor say the above in one of his sermons. She just couldn’t shake the thought… Read More »Remember The Seeds You Planted

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Letting Go Of Yesterday’s Junk – The Past

“You Can’t Reach For The Skies When Your Hands Are Full Of Yesterday’s Junk”-Louise Smith   Jerry Returns Jerry, in last week’s story, had gone to see Darlene, a Life Coach, and Connie’s mom. He had thought he could manipulate Connie into allowing him to move in with her by getting Darlene on his side.… Read More »Letting Go Of Yesterday’s Junk – The Past

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Thoughts: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

“Remember – writing saves lives; and lives are saved by writing! Enjoy becoming a better you through your journal journey.”- Jackee Holder Jennifer Jennifer sat thinking back to her very stormy childhood. She remembered night after night hearing her parents fight in their bedroom. Often, the next morning, when she went out to go to… Read More »Thoughts: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

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You Have Power Over Your Cluttered Mind

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius   A Mind Becomes Seriously Cluttered This story is true. The names have been changed. I’m telling this story to illustrate an extreme example of mind cluttering. Jimmy, at age 10 or 11, a typical… Read More »You Have Power Over Your Cluttered Mind

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How To Calm Your Negative Self-Talk

Image from Pixabay “Self-talk reflects your innermost feelings.” ― Dr. Asa Don Brown Jenny’s Morning Dialogue Jenny’s alarm went off. She hit the snooze button and rolled over for a few more minutes of sleep. It was only a few seconds until she sat straight up in bed. “Oh, no!!! I forgot to call the phone… Read More »How To Calm Your Negative Self-Talk