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Self-Discipline

Acquiring self-discipline can be a difficult process. It requires ongoing work. For the average person, self-discipline is something you apply to certain areas of your life during certain times of your life. Take, for example, people gearing up for the Mini-Marathon. They begin to describe their specialized training, which requires much self-discipline. Runners and walkers will need to eat differently, …

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Good Self-Esteem and Success

As you work towards your goals, it is imperative that you visualize yourself as successful. To be truly successful, you must have a positive self-concept. People with good self-esteem see themselves in a favorable light. They don’t view the world in negatives…instead; they look at life’s circumstances with a positive spin. They don’t see obstacles as barriers to getting what …

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Change Your Life

Answer the following questions: • Are you getting what you need out of life, or do you barely get by? • Do you see yourself as an advocate for you, or are you a victim to life’s circumstances? • Do you look for opportunities to get your needs met, or do you always think of others first? Under which column …

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Are You In Sync with Your Values?

Living your life to the fullest requires that you take a good hard look at what you want from life. This can be a difficult process, as it entails making choices that are based on your passions and your values. I am not a coach who believes that people can “have it all”. In many ways, I think we have …

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The True Meaning of Success

How much energy do you devote toward being successful and attaining your goals? Many people spend lots of energy wanting to be successful but not evaluating what true success means for them. I am always amazed at how hard my clients work at things that don’t make them feel good about themselves and their efforts, yet they claim to want …

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Are You Really Ready to Set Your Goals?

Are you one of those people who have certain goals that never seem to get accomplished? Have you been saying for years that you will lose weight, get out of an unhealthy relationship, get up earlier or exercise and you haven’t been able to effectively master the task? Don’t beat yourself up about not reaching your goals. You may not …

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Balance Is the Key to Life

To be a healthy individual, you should be able to balance the areas of giving to others, asking for what you need, and giving to yourself. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who give to another person in hopes that they will get the same in return. This is especially true for women. In our women’s groups, I frequently …

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Which Approach Do You Choose for Change?

Is there something that you want to change in your life, yet you continue to hedge back and forth, wondering if you’re strong enough to make that needed lifestyle change? If you are ambivalent and not truly committed to changing your life, don’t waste your time or energy stuck in your own ambivalence. The odds are definitely against you. Most …

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Anger

Anger is seen as the negative emotion, when in reality it can help people to make needed changes in one’s life. Anger is a natural reaction to life and requires individualized attention to acknowledge, manage, and learn from it. Although anger is an emotion that makes many people uncomfortable, it is important to honor it. Anger does not have to …

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Anger Management

I had a client who was physically abusive to his wife. As a result, she had shut down emotionally. Neither person knew how to improve the situation and both parties walked around with lots of unmet emotional needs. He was as miserable as his wife. He detested his rage and yet it felt so uncontrollable. He didn’t seek help until …

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