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Adam's First Sky Dive. Growing my self-confidence.

18 Ways to Build Self-Confidence

I went sky diving for the first time in 2019. Tandem sky diving is great confidence builder, and a blast as well. Here are some other healthy ways to build your self-confidence.

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Healing After a Divorce

12 Tips for Healing After a Divorce

I still feel sad and try and hide the fact that my marriage ended in 2017. As a family therapist, I never thought I could end up divorced. These last 5 years, while I've struggled to heal and move on, I've also learned many valuable lessons.

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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 want me to be, the more fear I have.

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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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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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Work Problems

4 Things That Make Work Suck

Through helping hundred of companies I've noticed 4 major reasons some workplaces struggle. If leaders eliminate these issues, morale dramatically improves and their organizations profit. Leaders can, and should, take action to eliminate each one.

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Confidence Building Activity

18 Ways to Build Self-Confidence (Part 2)

Create in your mind a clear picture of what you want. Spend as much of your free time as you can reflecting on and imaging this vision. What would your live be like ideally 20, 15, 10, or 5 years from now. Here is more information on creating a vision. 

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Closure with the Past

Why You Should Deal with Your Past (Part 2)

Some people will do almost anything to avoid addressing their past. Trying to go back and make sense of it all seems too painful. Closure brings freedom.

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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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