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Replenishing Your Essence or Spirit

I recently sat down with a dear friend to discuss our hectic lives. She was describing her relationship and that of her husband’s. She stated that her husband’s work (he is a therapist) encompassed his being. His spirit or essence was that of being a therapist. She explained that she was quite different from her husband. Her role, her essence, …

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Nurturance

You can’t give to others if you don’t give to yourself. This is the universal law that applies to all humans, no matter what age or sex. Unfortunately, people can easily get caught up in taking care of loved ones, whether that be your children, your employees, your parents, or your friends. Men are expected to be the providers. From …

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Betrayal

In your relationships, you hope that people will be honest, faithful, loyal and trustworthy. There is a certain sense of security inherent in a trustworthy relationship. When you have been betrayed, it affects you internally and externally. You have trouble trusting others, and more importantly you have trouble trusting yourself. When people let you down, it creates a sense of …

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The Interdependent–Finding Your Balance

Which personality fits the best? Do you see yourself as a dependent or independent person? Do you find that you need others to validate your existence, or are you more comfortable doing your own thing without the support (or interference) of others? Is your first priority to meet the needs of others or, Do your needs come first? As you …

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“But I Love Him”

Many couples come in for consultation because they are not getting their needs met by the other partner. Oftentimes the assessment reveals that one partner is willing to change but the other partner is not willing to alter his or her behavior for the betterment of the relationship. I can say with all surety that when this occurs, both spouses …

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Finding the True Meaning of Life

Last week, you were asked to identify your character strengths as a means to discovering your true passion. This week, we will be exploring what makes you truly happy and how to integrate that into your life. To often, we walk around wishing that life was different. Do you want your life to be different? If you do, begin by …

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Turn the Word Can’t Into ‘I Choose Not To’

My mission is to inspire you into getting what you want out of life. I am your Personal Life Coach and as you read these column weekly (and I am sure you do), you most likely realize that my belief is you can accomplish anything in life if you put your mind to it. My hope is that I teach …

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Hypnotherapy Is Not a Magic Cure

I have been a hypnotherapist for over 24 years and one thing I know for sure is that people want hypnosis to be the magic cure. Although hypnosis is a powerful adjunct to therapy it will not replace the hard work that one needs to do to change. After being trained in hypnosis I quickly learned that people were eager …

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The Personality Inventory Test

Today you will be learning more about your personality and how it affects your ability to manage your life effectively. Below are ten indicators of a well adjusted “life manager”. These indicators are reflective of your personality style. How many of the ten life skills do you employ in your day-to-day life? Self-EnjoymentDo you enjoy life, especially the simple moments? …

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Negative Messages From Your Past

So often in my work with people, we examine what is keeping the client from getting what they want. I work from the mindset that there are typically old tapes that play in their heads that sabotage them from moving forward to achieve their life’s goals. When clients want something very badly, yet it is not happening, I ask them …

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