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Category Archives: Negative Thinking

Looking at the Bright Side of Life

As you go about your daily life, you may not realize how much impact the power of your thoughts can have on your actions. Imagine waking up at 6:30 in the morning, feeling refreshed and energized after a great night’s sleep. … Continue reading

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Coping with Stress this Holiday Season

Everyone experiences stress from time to time. It’s part of normal life. Most people’s stress levels increase this time of year due to the added pressures that come with the holidays such as parties, gifting, decorations, and missing loved ones. When … Continue reading

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The Gift of Self-Care — The Personal Side

“And life is what we make it. Always has been, always will be.” Grandma Moses This quote came from a gratitude journal I have—one I try to write in at least once a week. I intentionally think of people and … Continue reading

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Is Your Self-talk Confident?

I recently read an article that asked, “Are you On Your Case or On Your Side?” What a question, that really made me stop and think. We all have an internal dialog running through our heads. Sometimes that dialog can become negative … Continue reading

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Nothing Lasts Forever

“Sad things happen. They do. But we don’t need to live sad forever.”- Mattie Stepanek Often things happen that are outside of our control. However, we have more in our control than actually meets the eye. We tend to focus on … Continue reading

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Discover Your True Potential

From my previous post… Do not compare yourself to others. Thomas Jefferson once said, “Comparison is the thief of Joy.” If we compare ourselves to the models in the magazines, especially those who have been drastically altered, we are doing … Continue reading

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My Family, My Friends

One year at my family reunion, my cousin was upset with herself for having forgotten to bring something (a food item, I believe). She began berating herself out loud in a most unforgiving way. “I should have known better. Why didn’t … Continue reading

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Change Only What You Can Control

From my Previous Blog… Change what you can control and learn to love the rest. Sometimes we can control our circumstances, and sometimes we cannot. If we choose to dwell on those parts of ourselves that we cannot change, we … Continue reading

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The Voice in Your Head

There is an adage that most of us have heard at some point while we were growing up. It states, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all.” I think, in general, that’s a … Continue reading

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Thinking Makes It So

As a therapist I am constantly seeking to help my clients envision a multitude of possibilities when processing troubling life events. As humans we often tend to explain situations in rigid terms of right and wrong, good or bad, or … Continue reading

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