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How Will You 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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Move Beyond Laziness

I recently attended the “Smart Talk” series with Joan and Melissa Rivers. I love to hear about mother-daughter relationships and always look for opportunities to learn about life’s obstacles faced by others. As I left the event, I was inspired by the womens’ candor. I especially admired how these two women developed their sense of self based on their inherent …

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Finding Meaning in Everyday Life

I have a client who is meeting with me because she has been betrayed by her husband. As she moves through therapy to resolve her feelings and rebuild her trust, the focus of therapy has changed. My client proclaimed that she was ready to turn the focus toward enhancing her life, but she felt directionless. She said she was looking …

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Success Strategies to Enhance the Quality of Life

How would you grade the quality of your life? As you examine your daily existence, do you feel content with yourself and your relationships at home and at work? Are you satisfied with who you are as a person? Are you satisfied with your life circumstances? Being a mentally healthy person requires a balance between enjoying your life exactly as …

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Are You Settling?

So many people come into my practice and sit down to assess and sort out their lives. Some confide they are depressed and want to find happiness; others share that their lives are lacking something and they want help identifying the missing links so that they may find a sense of meaning and fulfillment in their daily living. As I …

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Create a Successful Vision

Last week we talked about the need to believe in yourself if you have a goal or project to accomplish. Having the mental attitude is mandatory to being successful in any venture you undertake. This week, we will focus on the preparation you must engage in to accomplish your goals. People who are goal-driven typically have a take-charge attitude. This …

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Know Your Greatness

Successful people visualize themselves as empowered. They have discovered the formula for greatness, consciously and unconsciously. They believe in their own worth. They see themselves as living the life they were born to live before it occurs. Do you visualize yourself as a success? Did you know that you can accomplish anything if you envision it and then follow through? …

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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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