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Why You Should Deal With Your Past (Part 1)

By on Mar 25, 2019 in Blog, Healthy Thinking, Stress | 0 comments

I ask clients, usually during the first few sessions, to tell me any trauma they’ve experienced (e.g. abandonment, assault, abuse, accidents, death of a loved one, etc.). Anything they think could have negatively impacted them. Sometimes they share openly, sometimes they share with hesitation, and sometimes they become defensive. When they open up, they...

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Hope vs. Fear

By on Feb 13, 2019 in Blog, Life Balance, Stress | 0 comments

Life is hard! It brings us many challenges we didn’t expect and weren’t prepared to face. I’ve had days when I’ve struggled to stay hopeful. Many people vacillate between hope and fear. I write this post to remind myself and to remind you to choose hope. There are two orientations towards life; a fearful orientation or a hopeful one. Both...

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How to Change Negative Core Beliefs About Yourself (Part 1)

By on Oct 27, 2018 in Stress | 0 comments

In 5th grade I was accused of dancing on a table during lunch. The principle embarrassed me in front of a packed lunchroom. She then brought me to her office where her and the vice-principle harassed for what seemed like an hour. I cried and cried knowing I was innocent.  Because I was threatened, I never told my parents. Decades later I learned I was targeted in...

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How to Change Negative Core Beliefs About Yourself (Part 2)

By on Oct 26, 2018 in Stress | 0 comments

If you read How to Change Negative Core Beliefs About Yourself (Part 1), you looked at 20 common limiting mindsets and 5 questions to help replace them. Below are real examples of ways people have replaced destructive core beliefs with empowering ones. “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.” -Henry...

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How to Be Grateful When Life Is Hard (Part 1)

By on Oct 12, 2018 in Stress | 0 comments

How you think is one of the few things in life you can directly influence. How you feel is directly connected to what you focus on the most. You can believe a lie as easily as  believing something that is true, especially when stressed. Gratitude is the best way to focus your mind on truth. It’s easy to dream up bad things, but gratitude is grounded in reality....

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How to Be Grateful When Life Is Hard (Part 2)

By on Oct 1, 2018 in Stress | 0 comments

In How to Be Grateful When Life is Hard (Part 1), you learned how what you focus on the most impacts you. It’s hard work to live with gratitude, but there is no other way to be emotionally healthy.  “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” ~ John Wooden I challenge nearly all my clients to do the Daily 5 & 5...

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