That's Not What Was Said

I have the tendency to negatively mentally extrapolate in conversation. And it causes me pain and breaks down my relationships.

The other day, a family member told me that my car was dirty. Suddenly, I felt embarrassed and I conversationally...

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The Mirror Effect

I was scrolling through an anxiety support group on Facebook the other day. I like to offer advice and support or give free resources to the people that share their stories of struggle there.

But after reading a few of their stories, I realized...

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How to Control the Future

Did you know that you have the power to control the future? It’s not completely up to fate or chance or grand design.

Your power to control the future is in the power of the now.

What you think in this moment affects what you think...

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What Are Your Thoughts?

I didn’t want to hear it. I didn’t want to hear advice, or a different point of view, or a possible reason for my low mood. I didn’t want to hear any of it.

I was having a rough day. Nothing in particular was going...

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What's Driving You?

What you buy, what you wear, how you do your hair, what you say…it’s all driven by one thing - emotion.

Without emotion, you wouldn’t learn anything new or remember your loved ones because none of it would hold any significance...

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Why Does Change Hurt

I hate change.

I am a comfort junkie. I like the familiar. I like routine. I typically like “predictable”.

Maybe you’re like me. Maybe you resist or hate change.

You might be tempted to think it is because of a control issue (and...

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3 Ways to Tell if Your Past is Haunting You

We all have shenanigans in our past. Maybe it was yesterday. Maybe it was when we were kids. Maybe it was big, maybe it was small.

Maybe someone hurt your feelings.

Maybe someone messed up.

Or maybe it was you. Maybe you hurt someone’s...

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My Death and Resurrection

I was dead.

I didn’t even know it. Okay, sure, I was alive. Like my heart was beating and I was breathing…but I was dead. I was dead to my surroundings, to my desires, to my wants, to my preferences, to my dreams…dead to...

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3 Actions You Can Take to Deal with an Angry World

I don’t go out much. It has nothing to do with the current state of the world; I didn’t go out much before there was all these pandemic shenanigans. I like to stay home.

But I had to go to the city the other day.

I couldn’t...

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Are You Coasting?

I can fall into a bad habit.

I put things off. I procrastinate. I coast along every now and then without putting in any effort.

I have dreams and desires, hopes and aspirations. But I put them off.

Why? I honestly have no idea.

But this week,...

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