How to Manipulate a Conversation by Not Listening
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How to Manipulate a Conversation by Not Listening

Are you hearing instead of really listening Hearing vs. Listening Many people, men more than women, but women too, don’t listen to what’s being said. They might be able to tell you the words that were said for a few seconds, maybe a couple of minutes, but they definitely couldn’t tell you the meaning. I…

At The Heart Of Your Shadow Side

At The Heart Of Your Shadow Side

“Do you sometimes say about what you’ve just done, ‘I don’t know what got into me?’ Do you sometimes feel like you’re being run from ‘behind the scenes’ or are stuck on automatic? At such times, it’s very likely that your shadow is in charge. So what is shadow?” – Robert  Agustus Masters Phd Connie…

They Keep Telling Me I’m Not Normal

They Keep Telling Me I’m Not Normal

The hardest thing about ADHD and other Personality Disorders is that it’s ‘invisible’ to outsiders. “I’m so tired of everyone telling me that I’m not normal just because I have ADHD. Who do they think they are? God.” Jeremy said. “I’ve been like this my whole life. Of course, it’s normal. It’s normal for me….

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….

What Is It, What Happened, How Do I Fix It?

What Is It, What Happened, How Do I Fix It?

“Be Who You Needed When You Were Younger.” – Lonerwolf   Jerry and Connie had been seeing each other for about six months. Jerry wanted to take their relationship to the next level. He wanted to move in with her. In fact, he was so insistent that it made Connie wonder why he was pushing…

Why Am I So Insecure and Fearful

Why Am I So Insecure and Fearful

“Nothing Holds You Back More Than Your Own Insecurities.” – askideas.com Connie Thinks Back Connie, a woman in her late twenties, had left Cincinnati about a year before and moved to Knoxville, TN where she took a job in a little boutique on Market Square. She rented the upstairs apartment above the shop. When the…

How To Release Your Negative Emotions

How To Release Your Negative Emotions

“The greatest revolution in our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.” – William James Amy Confronted with EFT Amy and her friend Pam had arranged to meet at Market Square for lunch. Pam arrived early and was sitting…

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…

When Is A Lie A Lie Or Is A Lie Always A Lie?

When Is A Lie A Lie Or Is A Lie Always A Lie?

Lying is the best way to destroy any trust someone might have in you.   Warren and Sadie Sadie had convinced the band in the coffee shop to give Warren a try while Frank, their bass player, was away for six months. The first few gigs went really well. Warren fit in perfectly, even though…