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This is why we need to feel sad

I recently had a client ask, “Why do I need to feel sad anyway?” Cue my lecture on emotions: Because emotions are your experience of life. Without them, everything would feel, well… flat. Emotions are a sign that things have meaning. Feeling sad is a sign that something… such as a beloved person, pet, place, thing… […]

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And what’s stopping you? Maybe nothing! Maybe you’ve attained the status, goal, career, business, dream life you’ve always wanted! If so, CONGRATULATIONS!! I’m celebrating with you! But if not… Why haven’t you done the things you’ve wanted to? Have you tried and you “sucked at it”, so you’re done? Have you given it up as […]

What do you want to be when you grow up?

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Your own words cause you more pain. Other people’s words are like salt in your self-inflicted wounds.  The less you cut yourself down with negative self-talk, the less other people’s words can hurt you. So, how DO you talk to yourself? Do you call yourself names? Do you berate yourself? Do you deflect compliments? Do […]

About that pain you feel when other people say negative things to you…

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Nothing! Last week, I taught you about building a Bridge of Thoughts to take you from your current way of believing to a new & improved way! I taught you how to go from “everybody hates me” to “everybody loves me” and oh man… people really resist the idea of intentionally believing THAT thought! They ask: Why […]

What’s wrong with believing everyone loves you?

Mindset

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We have over 60,000 thoughts per day and half of them are negative. Let’s talk about THOUGHTS, baby Let’s talk about you and me Let’s talk about all the good THOUGHTS And the bad THOUGHTS that may be… If you’ve been following along with me for a while, you know that your thoughts create your […]

Are you should-ing on yourself?

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Imagine your life is a bus ride. There are all these passengers on board. Among them are Love Anger Overwhelm Desire Joy Trepidation Courage Shame Fear The whole gang… hundreds of passengers! Your Heart is the driver. Imagine you’re cruising along smooth and steady with Heart expertly at the wheel, when suddenly… …Fear looks out […]

Do this when fear takes over

Courage

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So you wanna set some boundaries… Before we jump into that, have you read last week’s post?  Check it out here:  Boundaries 101 Now let’s get clear on what a boundary isn’t: It’s not an ultimatum or a threat. It’s not about manipulating or controlling other people. Boundaries are a way of loving yourself. It sets […]

Are you tired of being a doormat?

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I know… I know… I’m all sunshine and love most the time, but hear me out… You have goals, hopes, and dreams for you and your future. You set intentions and repeat your affirmations. Except you’ve been using positive affirmations for years and… dammit! They’re not working. WTF?!? Well… guess what!  There’s nothing wrong. They just don’t […]

Positive affirmations don’t work.

Mindset

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If you’re like me, you have two extremes when it comes to setting boundaries: 1) Non-existent boundary! Status… Doormat! Go ahead… stomp on me! 2) Isolationist boundary! Status… Border Wall!  No one in or out! No love, no care, no friends, no bueno!  My Doormat self shows up first… all sweet, nice, and “no problem!” Then here comes the resentment! […]

Boundaries 101: Doormats and Border Walls

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In a healthy relationship, two people spend their time trying to make the other person happy by anticipating and meeting their needs, right? BULL PUCKY!! In a healthy relationship, two people are responsible for THEIR OWN happiness and show up willing to love and be loved by the other person. It’s that simple… …and it’s […]

I don’t make my husband happy.

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I get anxious like that sometimes when I write! And I don’t want to feel anxious! I want to feel better …NOW! I sometimes distract myself by eating… playing a game on my phone… scrolling Facebook… having a drink… puttering around my house… doing the dishes… painting & drawing… going for a walk… writing… dancing… […]

I’m scared you’re not going to like this!

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