Positive thoughts can change your life

Our thoughts create a mental landscape, a picture of the world in which we live. Negative thoughts create a dark and scary landscape. They have a tremendous power to shape what we see around us, and what we see in the mirror. Negative thoughts can become our reality in a very pervasive way.

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How to Apologize the Right Way

We are human. We make mistakes. We say the wrong thing, we do the wrong thing. We are imperfect by design. We will inevitably mess up (some more frequently than others) and hurt those we care about. For this reason, it’s crucial that individuals in loving relationships know how to offer and accept apologies.

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Kid-centered Parenting

Being a parent has been described as the toughest job you’ll ever love. This is certainly true. Additionally, parenting is the most frustrating, rewarding, infuriating, confusing, illuminating, challenging, challenging, inspiring, exhausting, invigorating, blessed job you’ll ever love.

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What is a Drinking Problem?

Ever have a fight about whether or not you have a drinking problem? If you have, that should be your […]

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Stages of Change: What stage are you in?

Therapists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and others who study human behavior (parents, for example) actually know a great deal about how people move through major life changes. We move in stages. What is a major life change? We’re not talking deciding between the raspberry torte or bananas foster here.

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Life: the greatest gift we never asked for

I have no memory of longing to be alive. I don’t remember asking anyone or anything for the opportunity to […]

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Why Change is so Difficult

Change is not always about the brute force of the human will. If it were, dieting would be much simpler process. Want to lose weight? Eat less, exercise more. End of story. If it doesn’t work, it must be because you didn’t really want to lose the weight, or weren’t willing to do the work required.

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You are beautiful now.

Beauty is an open and fearless heart. Beauty is the courage to accept yourself, love yourself. Many people think like this: I’ll be beautiful if I lose 30 pounds. I’ll be beautiful if I get that promotion, those shoes, that haircut. I’ll be beautiful if my children are perfect.

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Secret to Happiness? Be a good friend.

A recently published book,The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work, takes a look at what research tells us about the characteristics of the happiest 10% among us. Are they all rich? Good looking? Famous? Live in comfortable climates? […more]

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