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4 Tips for Motivation

All of us experience good and bad times.  Some days we feel like taking on the world and other days we just want to rest.  So, how does one consistently stay motivated if their energy wanes?  Some days are an auto pilot situation and that’s okay.  Know that the day will pass and tomorrow will …

Top Level Life View

Yep, this article has a slow start, but if you hang in there, it will be worth it! Each morning when I get up, I open Facebook and see what the day is like there and I glance at MSN to get a feel for what is going on in the world.  I also review …

Happy Monday!

Today I was thinking over my posts and realized I write a lot about turning frowns upside down, so to speak.  Today, I want to write about Happy Monday and what Happy Monday feels like!  Happy Monday is the wind that blows across your face and makes you feel alive and wonder about nature.  It …

10 Ways to Have a Good Day Every Day

“Whoa, wait a minute”, you may say.  “I will never be one of those ‘bubbly, happy people’.  Those people have more problems than I do.  Also, bubbly people are hard to relate to”.  I hear you.  I am not saying you have to be bubbly or exceedingly happy every day.  What I am saying is …

3 Ways to Overcome Self Doubt

Self doubt – that nagging feeling that you …. (fill in the blank) won’t accomplish your dreams, can’t get the job/promotion, will always be alone, and so on.  Stop for a minute and think about how self doubt feels, the bodily sensations you have, and where you feel the sensations in your body.  The thought …

When a Relationship Ends

When a relationship ends: Grieve, Review, Upgrade, Begin again. When a relationship ends, you first need to grieve. Grieve for the loss of the relationship, loss of dreams, loss of having a partner in life.  Relationships mean something to us.  We are social creatures.  We need to connect with others intimately and socially.  It hurts …

The link between Positive Self Esteem and Relationships

If you are like many people, you are struggling with positive self esteem and/or participating in adaptive relationships.  Not surprisingly, the two concepts are connected.  It is hard, but beneficial to realize that without positive self esteem, one will not attract positive relationships.  Positive relationships are attracted when our self esteem is high and we …

Shooting for Success

Before beginning this article, I looked up the definition for success.  Unfortunately, none of the meanings I saw conveyed the message I was going for.  My definition for success is: reaching your goals, being growth minded, loving yourself, and being empathetic with others.  I think it is silly to expect any two people to have the …