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Monthly Archive for: ‘April, 2012’

Loss

I am convinced that the true purpose of life is giving and receiving love. It matters not how much money you make, what kind of business you run, or where you live if you don’t have people to share your wealth. Whenever you develop and nurture a relationship, there is a risk for loss. There will be times when you …

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Pain Can Create Gain

There is an old saying that goes, “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” Every single person has gone through adversity that has pained them greatly. Some are so scarred by their pain that they choose to be victims. They perseverate on how they have been taken advantage of and they report such a great sense of vulnerability that they feel immobilized. …

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How to Manage Anxiety

Are you a person who would be considered a worrier? Do you constantly find yourself catastrophysing situations? Do you take a situation and think about all of the conceivable things that could go wrong? Do you play them over and over again in your own mind? Do your fearful thoughts “wear you out and wear you down”? All healthy people …

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The Primary Feeling Can Motivate You

Do you feel stuck? Are there areas of your life that stay the same despite the fact you want to change? Do you wonder why you just can’t get over the hurdles and make your life different? Your emotions may be what’s holding you back from being the person you really want to be. When I work with people, I …

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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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