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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All I Want For Christmas…

‘Tis the season. Expectations abound: laughter, good times, Christmas fare, good vibes, and everything just so. But what happens when those expectations are not met? While planning and looking forward to events can be the fuel of motivation and achievement; expectations laced with unrealistic ‘shoulds’ is, all too frequently, the forerunner to feelings of frustration,…

Looking Back

With the seasons of spring, summer, autumn, and winter: all creatures in the animal kingdom respond by adapting to the changes the seasons bring. So, too: humans need to adapt to the seasons of the human life-cycle. Each new phase of the human life-cycle brings with it opportunities to grow and evolve, but in the…

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…

Stuck?

Picture it: you want to realize a goal. You want to be standing victorious atop the summit of completion, but from where you stand (at the base of the mountain) it looks like a mighty tough climb to reach that summit. If you feel stuck, overwhelmed, or frustrated about your lack of progress: stop! Regroup.…