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Depression Workshop

What are the different types of depression? Although there are many forms of depression, there are basically two forms that the general public deal with: Situational depression Major depression. Situational depression occurs when you have experienced a stress, such as a sick child, divorce, maybe you’re overloaded at work. These outside or external stressors affect your ability to work or …

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The Fear Factor

Fear can keep people from reaching their goals. Unfortunately it holds people hostage on an unconscious or subconscious basis. If a client is resistant to change, I assess the “fear factor.” Fear is an immobilizer–hence, the common description “paralyzed by fear”. When people want to change their life it’s important to spend some time reflecting on what they fear most …

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder

There is a growing epidemic of men and women who hate their bodies and feel such a sense of self-loathing that it keeps them from leading a normal life. I am not talking about the typical concerns or dislikes that might accompany having a large derriere or a thick middle. I am talking about people who have such a distorted …

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Create a Customized Plan:Taking Better Care of Your Body

Do you have a goal for your body? Last week I asked you to look at your body in a different way. Instead of being critical you were asked to identify what you liked about your body. I encouraged you to use the technique of reframing. In a past column you learned that reframing was an important life skill because …

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No One Can Make You Feel Inferior

Are you empowered? Do you know your own sense of self worth? Do you give yourself credit for all your strengths? Do you know how to stand your ground and speak up for what you feel is right? It’s easy to spot someone who has misplaced their power, because they will frequently make statement like, “He made me feel so …

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The Protective Coating of Teflon

As you may remember from previous columns, there are three life skills that are essential to good self-esteem and relationship building: Knowing your own character strengths Encouragement of others Conflict resolution You previously learned that handling conflict is a skill that is difficult for most folks as it can cause uncomfortable feelings. When someone is angry with you it is …

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Visualization

You learned last week that your mind can be a powerful tool in achieving your goals. It is the first place you should go whenever you want to create a change in your circumstance. If you want to be successful, you must believe in yourself and see yourself as a capable and confident individual. This week, you will be learning …

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Dream Big

Do you have 15 minutes to change your life? Then I have a stimulating and thought-provoking exercise for you. Before you read any further, put the paper down, grab a pencil, and a notepad. Get into a comfortable position in your favorite chair, at your desk, or on the couch. Now you may be a person who makes lists for …

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Dream Making

Dream making is an exciting event. When people set goals or create dreams they need to develop the proper synergy. To create synergy, one must assess whether their lifelines, supports and mentors will enable them to manifest their dreams. In the One Minute Millionaire, Mark Victor Hanson says, “You will need a team to attain your dreams. Success is not …

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Resistance

My greatest challenge as a Personal Life Coach is to motivate clients to do what it takes to make their lives different. A client will walk into my office and identify what they want to be different. They will spend that first hour convincing me that they no longer want to be married, or to continue in their dead-end job, …

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