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The Giver

If I had to characterize one personality type that has the most difficulty changing, it would be “the giver”. The giver is a person who spends his or her life doing for others. They consistently put their needs on the back burner and take care of all of those that come before them. Invariably, they hook up with spouses, children, …

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Creating Positive Thought

People take their minds for granted. They don’t see it as a resource. Your perception of your life is based on how you feel and what you think. You have the power to move yourself in any direction when it comes to your perceptions. The world is your canvas and you get to decide the interpretation of your own painting. …

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The Power Struggle of Marriage

If you are married or have been married, then you know that marriage can be extremely tough. It is a juggling act of balancing your needs within the needs of your relationship. It’s that constant tug and pull of blending what you want individually with balancing the needs of your partner. As if that wasn’t tough enough, add into the …

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Changes In Our Society

Changes in society can be stressful. Below are a few tips to combat the changes that are occurring in today’s world. How many of these changes may be affecting you? IN FAMILIES: Family values have changed. Clearly, more parents are choosing to stay home with their children during their formative years. One would think this would simplify life, but it …

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Boundaries to Better Mental Health

It is human nature to want to change other people. Clients frequently come in seeking advice about how to get another person to change. They either complain that their loved one’s behavior has changed for the worse or that they had hoped their behavior WOULD change and it has not. The naïve part of them believed that they could get …

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Your Cross to Bear

Is there something that has occurred in your life that you feel “is just not fair”? Maybe it’s situational–your parents divorced, your spouse left you, the business went bankrupt, you experienced a miscarriage–and you say to yourself, “This just isn’t fair.” Often, we inherit it: a predisposition toward drug or alcohol addiction or an illness such as arthritis, lupus, diabetes, …

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Your Attitude

Your attitude determines how you view the world. It can be your greatest ally or your worst enemy. Your ability to cope rests heavily on how you choose to process life. You own the power to interpret your reality; consequently you get to chose how you are affected by your circumstance. Your attitude is largely determined by what you were …

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Slug Syndrome

Do you love someone who has been afflicted with a condition known as “slug syndrome”? This is a common disorder that can occur in humans during certain periods of their life, or it can be a life-long condition. It can be characterized by four common features: • An inability to follow through with activities that are common tasks. • An …

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Self Respect

When people enter into a partnership, there will always be issues that they will have to accept about the other person. However, when one person blatantly disregards the feelings of his or her spouse, it becomes a serious problem. It is difficult to watch people repeatedly put up with substandard behavior from their loved ones. All too often, I see …

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Retraining Your Brain: The Pursuit of Happiness

In this article you will learn how promote happiness regardless of the stress around you.. We all are facing the challenges of dealing with the economic downturn; however there are certain skills that you can learn that will keep you strong during these times. Happiness is not a byproduct of external things such as wealth, fame or success. Happiness is …

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