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Nixing Your Negative Labels…

Nixing Your Negative Labels…

Many of my clients tell me that they are dissatisfied with things in their lives that they are unable to change; perhaps they are not artistic or creative enough, or they feel that their social skills are not up to par. Perhaps something happened in your personal […]

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Thinking About Your Core Beliefs…The CBT Way

Thinking About Your Core Beliefs…The CBT Way

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (“CBT”) teaches us that long-standing beliefs about people, yourself and the world around you are called “core beliefs.” Many of us consider these core beliefs to be 100% true and valid at all times, which can lead us to engage in “tunnel vision” of sorts…selectively ignoring evidence […]

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Thinking About Your Triumphs and Strivings…

Thinking About Your Triumphs and Strivings…

Take a moment to work through the questions below: What has happened in your personal life that you are particularly proud of? Think about your psychological triumphs, times when things were even better than you expected, periods when you came through trials and tribulations in even better […]

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Simple Statements for Developing Your Self-Acceptance…

Simple Statements for Developing Your Self-Acceptance…

Self acceptance is all about being compassionate and happy with who you are in the present moment. This is an agreement that you decide to make with yourself to appreciate, accept and support who you are right now, even if there are parts of yourself that you might like to […]

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Positive Affirmations for Self-Esteem…

Positive Affirmations for Self-Esteem…

I work with many individuals who feel that self-esteem is a source of difficulty for them. So many of us in this world want to feel more comfortable with ourselves.  The key is to desire to be healthy and have a positive view of yourself. Affirmations are […]

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Accepting That You Aren’t Perfect…

Accepting That You Aren’t Perfect…

Growing is like climbing a large mountain. If you know that you have a firm footing, then you push up with confidence and it can be fun. As you set out to grow and enjoy the process, some people around you may try to set you back, […]

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Is Facebook Harmful To Your (Mental) Health?

I read an interesting blog post yesterday from the Harvard Business Review (written by Daniel Guloti) which I thought I would share with my readers…it focuses on how Facebook is affecting our productivity at work, as well as our mental health/happiness. Read on! www.humanesocietyofknoxcounty.org/2013/ You can also access […]

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Forgiveness…How It Can Be Good For You

Forgiveness…How It Can Be Good For You

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” (-Mahatma Ghandi) The word “forgiveness” means different things to different people. Forgiving ourselves or others is often hard to do because emotions such as fear, anger, and resentment get in the way. Once we do […]

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Choosing Happiness…

Choosing Happiness…

“Be glad of life…because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars.” (-Henry Van Dyke) Each year life offers us an endless number of opportunities to be happy…but we seldom see or accept more than […]

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Simple Life Lessons…

I recently came across this great list of ‘life lessons’ written by 90 year-old Regina Brett of Cleveland, Ohio. She said that “…to celebrate growing older, I once wrote…lessons life has taught me. It is the most requested column I’ve ever written.” I have highlighted some of […]

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