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Anyone Can Struggle With Depression (Part 1)

By on Jun 22, 2017 in Stress | 0 comments

I’m ashamed of my past because it doesn’t go along with my desired image.  I want to be seen in a positive light and this can consume me. I fear being judged. There’s no freedom in this. I know image is crap, but it still hooks me. Shame and guilt keep me hiding the real me, and hiding sucks. Hiding causes depression. I’m ashamed that I used...

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72 Ways to Love Yourself

By on Mar 26, 2017 in Stress | 0 comments

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US. On average, there are 121 suicides per day or over 40,000 per year. For every completed suicide, there’s an estimated 20 to 25 attempts. Every case involves someone believing, at a very deep level, a big lie about their value. THE BIG LIE MY VALUE = MY PERFORMANCE + THE OPINIONS OF OTHERS “A primary...

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Anyone Can Struggle With Anxiety (Part 1)

By on Mar 20, 2017 in Stress | 6 comments

In 1998 I flew from Wichita to Phoenix on America West Airlines. We hit some turbulence going over the Rocky Mountains, the most severe I’ve ever experienced. Some passengers screamed and others prayed out loud. What probably lasted 15 minutes seemed to go on for hours. Our 737 eventually landed at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. After this...

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Is Your Coping Strategy Healthy?

By on Mar 16, 2017 in Stress | 0 comments

Let’s face it, life sure isn’t easy. It is full of ups and downs and unexpected twists and turns. In every life, there are stressors that impact how we handle challenges. We can’t always avoid or prevent things going wrong for ourselves, our children, or our families. However, we can use positive coping strategies to more successfully face challenges. Coping...

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7 Questions to Turn Anxious Thoughts into Hopeful Ones

By on Nov 23, 2016 in Stress | 0 comments

Anxious people consistently focus on what can go wrong and the variables outside their control. Relaxed and laid back people have learned to let go, let things happen, and focus their energy on what can go right. Here’s some anxious thoughts that my clients and I have had recently. Which ones resonate with you? ~ “I don’t have what it takes”...

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10 Questions Sure to Give You a Thankful Attitude

By on Nov 10, 2016 in Stress | 0 comments

My days are filled with distractions. If I don’t intensely focus on my most essential tasks, my time gets consumed by time wasters, avoidance, perfectionism, procrastination, and the pressing needs of others. Something that I can do that is never a waste of time is taking 10 minutes for gratitude. This always helps me get focused on the RIGHT things. Creating...

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