“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
Photo by Bruce Mars from Pexels Growing your “mindset” is like growing a garden. The first thing you have to do is prepare the soil by ridding it of weeds. You also need to clear out any rocks and other garbage you might find in your garden plot, then enrich the soil for optimum seed… Read More »Growing Your Mindset
“Do you want to be right or happy?” – Dr. Phil Introduction Some people seem to have the need to be right or at least convince others that their views are ‘right’ and the other person is wrong. If you enter into a discussion with them it quickly turns to a debate or an argument.… Read More »Do You Need To Be Right
Robin hears a knock at the door. “Who’s knocking at the door. I’m not expecting anyone. I’m not ready for company. I’m not dressed. Look at my hair. Maybe, it’s just a salesman,” she said as she walked to the door trying to straighten her hair as she went. “Just a minute,” she yells. You… Read More »It’s Okay, Dad Always Picks Up The Tab
Identify Your Thoughts and Emotions In order to make changes, you must first become aware of your automatic thoughts and associated emotions. Some changes are easy to make just by changing your automatic thoughts. Others are more difficult because the core beliefs are multifaceted and require more work. Start by making the easier changes first.… Read More »How Do I Rewrite The Script My Life?
What’s a Me-Movie? We all know that movies are a sequential series of images and sounds that engage the viewers’ imagination to tell a story or create a perceived experience. Every life is a story. Let’s turn our attention to the perceived experiences of our lives that I will call your ME-MOVIE. According to the… Read More »Does The Script of Your Life Need Rewriting?
Introduction Emotional self-regulation or emotion regulation is the ability to respond to emotionally intense situations in a manner that is socially acceptable, yet, still remain flexible enough to be spontaneous in your reactions and maintain the ability to delay spontaneous reactions when needed. As adults, we must all learn to regulate our emotions, especially… Read More »How To Regulate Your Emotions So They Don’t Regulate You