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Stressed Out Young Woman

Overcoming Anxiety & Depression

Anxiety focuses on what can go wrong. It zeroes in on the worst outcome coming true and bad things happening again. Hope focuses on what can go right, and the opportunity in every circumstance.

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Struggle with Anxiety

Coping with Anxiety (Part 1)

COVID-19 has caused lots of people to worry. Many people, without knowing it, make their anxiety much worst for three reasons. Here are 3 ways to overcome your fears.

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Anxious Man

Fear vs Hope Cycle

Most everyone is struggling with the fear and unknown related to COVID-19. You can take specific actions that will significantly help with the anxiety.

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Overwhelmed Man

What to Do When Emotionally Overwhelmed

In these emotionally flooding situations, your brain's emotional center, called the amygdala, overrides your pre-frontal cortex, the rational part of your brain. I call this “brain-lock”, where my brain becomes useless, except for fleeing the situation quickly or fighting whatever seems threatening.

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Two Roads Decision

I’ve Had Some Very Dark Days

I've had some very dark days when I felt my life was totally falling apart. Things I thought could never happen, happened.

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Anxious Man on Computer

Overcome Worry & Get Out of Your Head

With all I know about mental health, I still get stuck in worry. I'm often the most negative person I know. Here are three things you must do to get unstuck from your fears and anxieties.

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Facing Your Fear

Stop Letting Fear Damage Your Life

What’s your biggest fear in life? Mine is probably rejection in its various forms. I want people to like me. Ironically, the more I try and be what other people... Read More

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Grateful Woman

20 Questions to Create a Positive Mindset

Something that I can do that is never a waste of time is taking 10 minutes for gratitude. This helps me get focused on the RIGHT things even at my worst moments. Often clients come to me stressed out over things outside their control. I generally ask some questions to challenge their thinking. If I can get their mind focused on gratitude, their dispossession changes. I wish I could film their face as this change occurs. It's amazing.

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Stressed Out Businessman with Smoke Coming from Ears

A Simple & Powerful Stress Coping Tool

Clients frequently ask for help in coping with stress. Most can identify the source of the tension (e.g. health, job, money, relationship, etc.), but they CANNOT figure out how to... Read More

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Man Chewing Fingernails

Coping with Anxiety (Part 2)

What is Anxiety? ~ Being consumed by future failures ~ Being absorbed by past failures ~ Something that stifles your intuition ~ Something that steals your ability to trust yourself ~ A false belief that being intense makes you safe ~ A false belief that productivity keeps you safe

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Man With a Vision

Clarifying a Vision for your Future

It's transformed the lives of business owners. It's changed the direction of families. It's taken people from addiction to sobriety, from anxiety to hope, and from depression to excitement. What the heck is it? VISION.

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Confident Man

A Transformational Self-Confidence Building Activity

I struggle with self confidence. Even though I've had success in life, my insecurities never totally go away. I have to fight them each day.

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Decision Making Skills

How to Make Good Decisions (Part 2)

You will make some bad decisions in life and that's OK. You'll trust untrustworthy people. You'll take the wrong job. An investment of time and money will go south. Will you follow up bad choices by learning and taking a better path?

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relationship mistakes

13 Relationship Mistakes Married and Dating Couples Make

Frequently I sit down with married or seriously dating couples in turmoil. I see the same conflicts again and again. Many relationship problems can be avoided if couples have, and apply, the right information and use the right tools. Here are some pitfalls to avoid.

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Tough Decision Making

How to Make Good Decisions (Part 1)

I've wasted countless hours in turmoil over decisions. Indecision has hurt my career and cost me financially. I've frustrated family and friends because I couldn't make up my mind. Few things stress me out more than major choices, and few things bring me as much relief as getting decisions made.

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Doubtful woman looking at you camera isolated grey wall background.

How to Be Less Critical & More Encouraging

Weigh the costs of being a critical person long term. How will this impact my relationships with family and friends? Do the work go to from being critical to being encouraging.

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