Posts Tagged ‘Self Help’

Uncovering Our Personal Patterns

Uncovering Our Personal Patterns

“Autopilot is great for driving a car, but no so great for emotional functioning.” – Melanie A. Greenberg, Ph.D   Each human is unique, from their fingerprints to their irises to our very DNA, we are born of personal patterns. In terms of our wellness these patterns can also be seen in how we behave; [Continue]

Just How Thankful Are We?

Just How Thankful Are We?

“Thanksgiving Day is a jewel to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day and leave out the gratitude.” – E.P. Powell, Journalist and Author “Grateful people are happy people, research shows,” says the Greater Good Science Center of the University of California (Greater Good, 2015). [Continue]

The Pros of Poetry

The Pros of Poetry

“There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it.” – Gustave Flaubert, French Novelist   Creativity can build bridges and unlock doors both in the world and in all of our hearts. Perhaps that’s why creative writing, especially in the form of poetry has been around since earliest times as [Continue]

Defiantly Forty

Defiantly Forty

*You can’t beat custom 40th Birthday Fallout Level Up art from Chuck Regan. Love this guy. _________________________________________________________________ “Life really does begin at forty. Up until then you are just doing research.” – Carl G. Jung, Individualist At seventeen years old I was a long haired, semi-rebellious but good hearted guy who hung out with “the bad [Continue]

Six Word Summer 2015

Six Word Summer 2015

  Six Word Stories. I’ve grown to love them as a method of focus and reflection in a life—and a mind—of business and fast-paced movement. Click the link if you need a description, read on if you already understand how these 18 words have become one of my favorite seasonal rituals. Maybe they have for [Continue]

Self-Doubt: A Love Story

Self-Doubt: A Love Story

“Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is believing you’re worthy of the trip.” – Glenn Beck, Talk Show Host The Christmas Sweater The screen went blue. I had clicked “End Test,” completing my National Counselor Exam. I had faced fear, self-doubt and 200 psychological questions but I really felt like I had rocked it. [Continue]

Super Self-Helping

Super Self-Helping

“There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” -Aldous Huxley, Author You come here for many reasons; a laugh, a bright spot, a validation…maybe some crazy few come for a challenge. But it became clear during the site review that you come to this site, [Continue]

Humbugs vs. Heroes: Holiday Showdown!

Humbugs vs. Heroes: Holiday Showdown!

“Humbug is the term used to refer to an act of fraud or deceit. It can also refer to an individual who carries out acts of trickery, that is, a hypocrite.” – Ask.com “Whether we like it or not, the holiday season is upon us,” said Psychotherapist Cyndi Sarnoff-Ross, noting that this fact (made even [Continue]

Ghostbusting & Dragonslaying

Ghostbusting & Dragonslaying

“You-you, sir, are playing a dangerous game! Keeping this much raw… ‘Viking-ness’ contained! There will be consequences!” –Hiccup, How to Train Your Dragon The fear was unexpected, but it was the fear which showed me that this moment was different. It hit me while sitting on a park bench at work, speaking to my dietician [Continue]

The Strength of Surrender

The Strength of Surrender

  “Surrender: to give oneself up into the power of another…or to give oneself over to something (as an influence).” -Miriam Webster’s Dictionary I mentioned the concept of surrender in last month’s article on my decision to sign into a weight loss center. I began to chew on that concept, and re-realized how important to [Continue]

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