Archive | positive thinking

Seven ways to love thyself

In The Purpose Fairy’s January blog, writer Paisley Hansen explains why it’s important to focus on yourself before you can focus on others. You’ll always have “you” to fall back on if you’re able to. Even if your life goes along perfectly and  your relationships are always intact,  it’s always best to make sure you’re […]

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Four ways to collaborate with your mind to get what you want

One of the best collaborations you can make is between you and your own mind, says Marisa Peer, a British therapist, motivational speaker and best-selling author. In the YouTube video below, she talks about the four ways you can train your brain so that you can reach beyond your limits — in any area of […]

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Eight steps to create healthy boundaries

After a guest post by psychologist and transformation coach Terri Cole on creating healthier boundaries,  I received a lot of feedback from people telling me that establishing such boundaries is very difficult for them. So now I’d like to share with permission a post written by Luminita Saviuc, who blogs under the name “Purpose Fairy,” offering […]

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After self-love, true love comes next

 Last week,  I shared a guest post from psychotherapist and transformation coach Terri Cole on “self-love.” If you missed it, please have a look at it now. There’s more to say on the subject. Your level of self-love directly affects your ability to attract and nurture “true love.” When Terri refers to true love, she  means healthy love. […]

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How to up your self-love

Have you ever wondered what “self-love” actually looks like in practice? In today’s blog, I am sharing psychotherapist and transformation coach Terri Cole’s video and blog on this question. Before you watch the video, please take a moment to assess your feelings about yourself right now. How do you speak to yourself when you make a mistake?  How worthy and […]

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How to take care of yourself in tough times

I am pleased to present a guest post from psychotherapist and transformation coach Terri Cole: Have you found yourself stuck in the 24-hour news cycle, mired in what feels like one bad thing after another bombarding you? Do you feel overwhelmed with the hostility that’s out there and pervasive on every social media outlet? Is […]

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Partners in pain relief: Why we need to work hand-in-hand with clients

When many people in pain head to a healthcare professional for help, they may expect the pro, all on his or her own, to do the work in making that pain go away. I have a different philosophy. I believe that the client has to participate in his or her healing, and we have to […]

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How to move toward your goals, and away from your fears

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears” — Nelson Mandela  The photo accompanying this blog and the Nelson Mandela quote above didn’t come as a package, but I decided they worked well together. Here’s my rationale: If you, like that white cat, let your fears guide you, you will most likely make bad choices […]

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Energy-depleting feelings: Don’t drain your emotional bank account

Do you get really frustrated in traffic?  Do you get easily annoyed with people?  Are you frequently judging the words and actions of others?  Are you overwhelmed with all the negative information that you’re bombarded with every day? Feeling frustrated,  annoyed and overwhelmed are are all energy- draining or energy-depleting emotions.  In last week’s blog, […]

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Turning disappointment into opportunity: How my own resilience paid off

The saying goes that, when one door closes, another opens. With that in mind, I’d like to share with you a personal story about how resilience led me from a great disappointment to an exciting opportunity! Here’s  the back story: Last year, I was exhibiting at a trade show during a conference for long-term-care homes. […]

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