Category Archives for Self Help

Do You Know The Value Of Your Self Worth?

Self-esteem is a wonderful thing.  We grow this by being successful in the “outer” world, whatever we deem that success to be, whether making the Dean’s List, getting that new job, fitting back into those size-6 jeans.  Or any host of other measuring sticks. But have you ever noticed that any time we measure worth […]

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16 Ways to Deal with Regret and how to get Past It

“Regrets, I’ve had a few, But then again, too few to mention . . .” sang Frank Sinatra. Or then again, maybe more than a few! In our culture of late we’ve seen a surge in the YOLO idea—You Only Live Once—and contained within that is to have no regrets. Especially with the youth culture, […]

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When did being busy become a badge of honor?

We’re all busy, aren’t we?  Sometimes it seems life zooms by at the speed of blurry light.  Especially this time of year—holidays over, the new year in full bore, all those resolutions and goals begging for attention. Sometimes I’ve felt as if days and weeks and months peeled off the calendar without my ever knowing […]

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Why Are You So Angry And How Do You Resolve It?

We think of anger as such a negative emotion. After all, we know the physical repercussions of that “fight” part of the fight-or flight syndrome:  Raised blood pressure from the surge of stress hormones, which do all sorts of rotten things to our bodies. So we know the downside, and why learning to manage anger […]

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Life Is Not Fair, Get Over It

Well, that’s a bit harsh. But doesn’t it sound like something your grandpa would say?  I know mine would have.  Although he’da said it in his soft sweet voice, which tampers a bit the clanging sound that goes right to the gut. But grandpas tend to have learned a thing or two, and know that […]

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Damn It! Stop Twisting Up My Day!

Okay, I’m having a rant.  A big fat adolescent-but-real rant.  I didn’t think I was angry about this situation.  Thought I was just in shock, denial, bargaining, depression.  But hadn’t gotten to anger.  I’m not mad yet. Ha!  Funny thing about emotions, they’re there whether you know or admit to them at all.  And they […]

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4 Ways To Deal With Anger

It’s a normal human emotion.  No matter how spiritual one is (or professes to be!), anger will come calling.  It’s just part and parcel of what makes us human. Some folks just hate it.  And will do almost anything not to feel it.  But all that does is stuff it down, ensuring it will stay […]

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Why Being Content Should Be Your First Focus

I’m all about being happy.  Because, well, it makes me feel good.  And I like to feel good.  That makes me smile.  And smiling makes me happy.  The cycle of the non-vicious kind! This isn’t unique to me 🙂  A lot of studies have proven that.  In 2012 researchers from Kansas State University showed that the […]

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How To Forge Ahead When You’re Afraid

We all get afraid.  That’s just part of being human.  If you feel no fear, you’re deceiving yourself.  Which none of us do, right?  J Of course we all also know the Victor Hugo quote, “Courage is not the absence of fear, but the mastery of it.”  We know that.  But it’s in that mastery […]

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Stuffed Anger Makes You Literally Sick

Anger comes knocking.  We all get stung by its prickly spines now and then.  And ours is justified, no?  I was right, he was wrong, damn it! Funny thing about that emotion too—you can just think of a situation that made you angry and start to feel the heat rising in your body.  Because anger […]

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