Shame is always easier to handle if you have someone to share it with.- Craig Thompson Suzanne’s Story Suzanne sat on a bench in the New York City subway waiting for her train after work. She had a 45-minute wait. She found a bench out of the main traffic isles thinking it would be a… Read More »I Know What You Did – Shame Story
“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work. – Colin Powell” What’s Your Passion Back when I went to high school, I, being a girl, was put in accounting and typing classes by my high school counselor. I was never asked what I really wanted to do with my… Read More »Steps To Creating Your Dream Life
“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. I work at home, so suddenly I found myself stuck at home. We live too… Read More »Make Stress Work For You
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 for us kids to go wherever we wanted any time. We’d ride our bikes to… Read More »Thought Addiction
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 looked just like his father, same complexion and hair color. His mother knew from that… Read More »Your Personal Fiction
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 and ultimately what your life looks like – your results.” Brooke Castillo Introduction In the… Read More »Who’s In Control?
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 doing so I will send out vibes of positive energy into the world and I… Read More »Is Self-Talk Mental Illness?
“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 look at the topic, I began to wonder if it’s as cut and dried as… Read More »I’m Not Like Sam, Am I?
“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 happen or go wrong (loss of control). Worry gives the illusion of control for a… Read More »Don’t Be Like Sam