Ever get nervous?

Do your nerves sometimes get the better of you as you think: but what if something goes wrong? One way to take control over how you think (and feel) is to establish the habit of thought-stopping. That is, the next time a negative thought about your ability to do something pops into your mind, say…

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How To Silence Your Inner Critic

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint', then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. ~ Vincent Van Gogh

Strength

It takes guts to acknowledge and appreciate your strengths. Perhaps, it may feel unseemly, or immodest to think positive thoughts about your abilities, but daily affirmations, reminder signs, and recalling specific memories when you used your strengths to help you successfully navigate life: that is the pathway to resiliency. Hardy, strong, buoyant, and steadfast against…

In Need of a Self-esteem Make-over?

You are a character in your life story, but are you playing the lead role? Without realizing it - and based on a lifetime of constant, negative re-editing - your perception of yourself may not be particularly positive. So, what can you do to reclaim the lead role in your life story? Ideas include: Realize…