Exchange Bad Habits For Good Ones

Exchange Bad Habits For Good Ones

“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.” Sigmund Freud   Developing Bad Habits Amy grew up in a very abusive home with five kids. All of the siblings were about a year or two apart. The parents were very overwhelmed with all the kids…

I Know What You Did – Shame Story

I Know What You Did – Shame Story

Shame is always easier to handle if you have someone to share it with.- Craig Thompson Suzanne’s Story Suzanne sat on a bench in the New York City subway waiting for her train after work. She had a 45-minute wait. She found a bench out of the main traffic isles thinking it would be a…

Steps To Creating Your Dream Life

Steps To Creating Your Dream Life

“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work. – Colin Powell” What’s Your Passion Back when I went to high school, I, being a girl, was put in accounting and typing classes by my high school counselor. I was never asked what I really wanted to do with my…

Your Personal Fiction

Your Personal Fiction

Change your personal fiction to nonfiction, replacing the lies with the truth. Introduction Dixon was born to a couple that fought all the time. From the moment Dixon was first born, his mother decided she didn’t want him because he looked just like his father, same complexion and hair color. His mother knew from that…

Who’s In Control?

Who’s In Control?

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay “When you think a thought – you feel a feeling. When you feel a feeling – you take action or not because of how you feel. Your actions (behaviors) create your experience in the world and ultimately what your life looks like – your results.” Brooke Castillo Introduction In the…

I’m Not Like Sam, Am I?

I’m Not Like Sam, Am I?

“Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere.” – Erma Bombeck Introduction I’ve written two posts about worry. The last post looked at the difference between worry and concern. As I look at the topic, I began to wonder if it’s as cut and dried as…

Don’t Be Like Sam

Don’t Be Like Sam

“There is an unreported epidemic of negative self-talk in our culture today.” – Cynthia Kane Introduction  According to Joseph J. Luciani Ph.D., worry is the incessant, ruminative speculation of what might go wrong—anticipation of chaos. Worry predicts that something will happen or go wrong (loss of control).  Worry gives the illusion of control for a…