Do you use conflict to make yourself feel better?
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Do you use conflict to make yourself feel better?

Will 73% of Your Friends Think You Talk Excessively?   Some people with ADHD often talk because they’re excited or nervous or want to be part of a conversation or can’t handle silence. While others talk because they are convinced they are right about every subject that comes up. Have you ever been around a…

Gracie and her Best Friend About Ready to Duke it out…
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Gracie and her Best Friend About Ready to Duke it out…

How to take your thoughts captive   Photo by Laura Tancredi from Pexels Body Shaming Gracie sat in a corner booth of a fast-food restaurant. In the booth next to her, she could hear two young women talking. One said, “I have to lose weight. At size 12 I’m never going to get a date. Look…

Remember The Seeds You Planted
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Remember The Seeds You Planted

Your Thoughts Become Your Words Which Become Your Behavior “How can my words be used to create my future? How are word seeds planted?” Gracie said. “I just don’t get it.” Gracie, a woman in her mid-40s, had heard her pastor say the above in one of his sermons. She just couldn’t shake the thought…

Letting Go Of Yesterday’s Junk – The Past

Letting Go Of Yesterday’s Junk – The Past

“You Can’t Reach For The Skies When Your Hands Are Full Of Yesterday’s Junk”-Louise Smith   Jerry Returns Jerry, in last week’s story, had gone to see Darlene, a Life Coach, and Connie’s mom. He had thought he could manipulate Connie into allowing him to move in with her by getting Darlene on his side….

Thoughts: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Thoughts: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

“Remember – writing saves lives; and lives are saved by writing! Enjoy becoming a better you through your journal journey.”- Jackee Holder Jennifer Jennifer sat thinking back to her very stormy childhood. She remembered night after night hearing her parents fight in their bedroom. Often, the next morning, when she went out to go to…

You Have Power Over Your Cluttered Mind

You Have Power Over Your Cluttered Mind

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius   A Mind Becomes Seriously Cluttered This story is true. The names have been changed. I’m telling this story to illustrate an extreme example of mind cluttering. Jimmy, at age 10 or 11, a typical…

How To Calm Your Negative Self-Talk

How To Calm Your Negative Self-Talk

Image from Pixabay “Self-talk reflects your innermost feelings.” ― Dr. Asa Don Brown Jenny’s Morning Dialogue Jenny’s alarm went off. She hit the snooze button and rolled over for a few more minutes of sleep. It was only a few seconds until she sat straight up in bed. “Oh, no!!! I forgot to call the phone…

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…