The ‘shadow’ is the side of your personality that contains all the parts of yourself that you don’t want to admit to having. Dark World Jeremy thought about his discussion with his counselor while sitting on the bench in the school courtyard. She had brought a little light into his seemingly very dark shadow world.… Read More »Finding Gold In Your Shadow Side
“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 not good enough.” You grow up accepting this distorted view as normal, “that’s just the… Read More »Say Something Positive
“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 high priced listener?” Therapists are very passive, reflective, and patient. Where as self-coaching is active,… Read More »Take The Challenge
“Who you are, what you are, and where your life is going are all choices” Introduction In my previous posts, I’ve talked about change, how to change for success. Many including, myself, have thought that counseling or psychotherapy is the answer. Yes, it helps to have someone to talk to, but too many times, people… Read More »Who’s Your Listener?
“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. —William Jennings Bryan” Introduction In my last post “I Confess” I stated that your core beliefs dictate your expectations. Your core beliefs also dictate your feelings.… Read More »We Feel What We Believe
Photo by Ivan Obolensky from Pexels “The quality of your life is the direct result of the quality of your beliefs” Introduction Your core beliefs dictate your expectations. They are what you think is true about yourself and the world around you. God created you with a design in mind. Your experiences may have… Read More »My Confession
“Allowing yourself to see the good in the world almost magically creates clear spaces where you can begin to grow again!” – Joshua Moore Introduction If you’ve been reading my posts, you will remember that I’m always saying, “Do the Opposite.” If you find yourself in a position where things seem to be going wrong… Read More »Are You Stumbling In The Dark
Self-esteem is shaped by your thoughts, relationships and experiences. Understand the range of self-esteem and the benefits of having a healthy opinion of yourself.” – Mayo Clinic Introduction Self-esteem is your overall opinion of yourself. I’m sure you’ve heard the terms “self-image,” “self-perception,” “self-concept”. They all refer to how you feel about yourself, how you… Read More »Too Low, Too High, or Just Right?
“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.” – Leo F. Buscaglia Introduction We all worry from time to time. We experience a general feeling of nervousness or anxiety, a sense that something might be wrong or could go wrong, disturbing thoughts – worry. Statistics show that almost 2… Read More »Who? Me Worry? No, Not Me, Am I
You’ve been ridding your garden plot of weeds and garbage. Have you started planting yet? Introduction In the last post Harvey started looking at his negative core beliefs and how to change them into a postive ‘mindset.’ The roots of negative core beliefs go very deep into the soil. If we don’t pull get all… Read More »Planting Your New Mindset