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Category Archives: Self-talk

Out of the Blue

If you have ever experienced a panic attack, you know how terrifying it can be. Panic attacks usually occur out of the blue, without any apparent reason, leaving you feeling fearful about what happened (and how you thought your world was … Continue reading

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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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Me, Myself and I

As a therapist, it is important for me to encourage my clients to feel better about themselves. I remind them that they all possess the ability to feel powerful, in control and stronger than ever. Yes, my education, training and skills guide … 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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Impossible, Unless

When I think of what is impossible versus possible, I often think of those who first worked on our space programs. We have gone from early astronomers gazing at the stars to putting man on the moon and exploring our universe. … 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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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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Another Year…A Better You

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.” — T.S. Eliot I sit here thinking about how the holidays are soon coming to an end, and the New Year is around the … Continue reading

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Operation: Love Yourself

As a therapist, one of the most common complaints I hear from clients is about low self-esteem. Being a woman who has struggled with her weight for years because of an unfortunate medical diagnosis, I know personally the struggles that many … 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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