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approval-seeking behavior

Are You Ready to Release Your Addiction to Approval?

How do you know if you are struggling with approval-seeking behavior? If you feel stuck in your personal and/or professional life, it may partially be due to approval-seeking behavior or an “addiction to approval.” Are you reliable? Flexible? What about caring, confident, and assertive? Do you play well with others? Whether the approval of others…

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align with your true Self

How to Stay Aligned with Your Authentic, True Self at Work

You’re in a meeting at work. Ideas are being thrown around at random. It’s chaotic and nobody’s listening to each other. Have you ever been in a situation like this? If so, how did you feel? How did you respond? What were you thinking about the other people? Were you aligned with your true self?…

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sense of self for life challenges

How to Implement the SoS Method to Cope with Life’s Greatest Challenges

If I didn’t have a strong Sense of Self for life challenges, I’d be functioning at a different level. And without the Sense of Self (SoS) Method, I would not be in a good place right now.  Life could be making me feel very sad, and I could be feeling depressed and devastated about what…

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self-forgiveness

The Valuable Art of Healthy Self-forgiveness

The Art of Self-forgiveness The self-healing process often begins with self-forgiveness and will only be possible if you’re able to fill yourself up with a stronger Sense of Self. And over the years, we’ve noticed there’s definitely an art to self-forgiveness.  It all starts with becoming aware of who you are and why you behave…

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having difficulty sleeping

This Is Exactly Why You’re Having Difficulty Sleeping

Even though I’ve overcome the sleep disorder I had when I was a young mother, I still have nights that I don’t fall asleep . . . or I wake up after a couple of hours — and that’s all the sleep I’ll get for the night. Even though I overcame insomnia, I still sometimes…

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suffer from depression

Why Some People Never Suffer from Depression

Have you ever wondered why some people never suffer from depression? Confronted with some of life’s upsetting experiences (i.e., marriage breakdown, unemployment, bereavement, failure of any kind) many people suffer from depression. But others don’t. Why is this? I’ve been studying myself and my thoughts for over 30 years – wanting to understand a debilitating…

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cure for insomnia

Does Self-sabotaging Behavior Keep You from Sleeping?

Add insomnia to the list of self-sabotaging behavior. Tossing and turning, struggling to calm your racing thoughts, and watching the hours crawl by at night . . . Living with insomnia is a lonely and stressful experience.  Doesn’t it sometimes feel like you’re being punished for not knowing how to just “let go” and turn…

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impostor syndrome

5 New Insights to Help You Overcome Impostor Syndrome

Impostor Syndrome Happens to the Best of Us I have been scared of writing for years, but I didn’t always feel this way. When I was in elementary school, I wrote compulsively: plays, short stories, poetry, even the start of a novel. I read voraciously, and all the public librarians knew me by name. My…

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internalized parental voice

Is That Negative Self-talk or an Internalized Parental Voice?

Has Your Internalized Parental Voice (IPV) Made a Negative Impact on Your Life? Self-talk is healthy if it is positive, but what if this inner voice seems to criticize you? Self-talk is fine if it leads to a better version of yourself but what if it gives you the feeling that you’re never really good…

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stressful situations

3 Techniques to Help You Cope with Stressful Situations

Are you mourning summer’s end now that fall is beginning? Autumn is a time of transition; a time for big change and uncertainty. The “back to school” season can also bring on unwanted anxiety and stressful situations. Fall sometimes harbors a certain emptiness that can leave us feeling exposed and anxious for what’s next .…

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