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Self Confidence Body Issues | Who Would We Be If Mirrors Didn’t Exist?

Self Confidence and Body Issues Who would we be if mirrors didn’t exist? We would prefer it weren’t so, but so much of our self-described identity is wrapped up around how we perceive the way we look. I don’t mean how we look in an is-there-a-stain-on-my-shirt sense, but on a deeper, more profound self-worth level. Who would you be if you had never seen your reflection in a mirror? How much has your reflection shaped who you are and how you feel about your value and power in this world?…

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Does Positive Thinking Really Help? Learn How to Use Perspective to Find Gratitude

Does Positive Thinking Really Help? Yes! Learn How Perspective Can Lead to Gratitude and Positive Thinking You know you should feel grateful, but you feel bummed, disappointed and even angry that your day is not going as you planned, or your car needs a new transmission. If we look for them, we can find so many reasons that our day, our life, even our world, is disappointing. It takes more effort to look for the upside, but it’s so well worth it. Are you breathing… If you know me, you…

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Mind Shift: Choosing Not to Be Defined by Past Hurt

Is it time for a mind shift? By the time we get to midlife, nearly every one of us has been through emotional trauma. And so the real question is, are we allowing the pain to keep us stuck? Sadly, some of us have experienced severe and deep wounds, the kind that come from emotional traumas like having an abusive parent, sexual violation, or the loss of a loved one. For others it may have been more subtle or cumulative, like being bullied, having an overly critical parent, demeaning spouse…

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Visualizing Your Future Self Can Lead to Better Choices

Have you given much thought to who, what, where you want to be in twenty years (besides alive)? Tapping into the vision and wisdom of your future self can help you find the clarity to make smarter choices today. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in our busy days – full of work, to-do lists, appointments, bills and errands – that we lose sight of the bigger picture, the longer game. But envisioning the longer game can provide clearer choices for what we are doing today, the actions and…

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Speak Your Own Truth and Let Judgement Roll Away

It’s time to speak your own truth and learn to let judgement roll away. To keep our truth buried inside because speaking it aloud to those around us may mean the heaviness of judgement, damage to friendships, or maybe even the withdrawal of love – is a burden we need to lift. What price do we pay for keeping our feelings shuttered and our true voices suppressed? Is it any less isolating, painful and frustrating to keep it to ourselves than it is to speak it and be free? The…

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Learning to Say No When You Usually Say Yes

Are we sacrificing our energy, our goals and our best interest by not being able to say no? I was rattling on to my teen yesterday (as I do regularly, poor kid) about the importance of making smart choices and not succumbing to the pressures of making bad choices in order to please friends. We expect our kids to say no and to resist the temptation of doing what they know is bad for them because of wanting to be liked or to fit in, and yet what example do…

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