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…

Be Your Own Best Friend Instead of Enemy

Be Your Own Best Friend Instead of Enemy

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Jack Komfield   Jenny’s Self-Awareness As you’ve read in my last posts, Jenny is a junior attorney in a large law firm in Western Tennessee. Recently she has discovered that she is her own worst enemy. She doesn’t seem to have a kind word…

Say Something Positive

Say Something Positive

“The critical inner voice refers to a well-integrated pattern of destructive thoughts toward our selves and others…” – Dr. Lisa Firestone  Introduction It’s interesting how you come to accept a view of yourself that says, “I’m not ok,” or “I’m not good enough.” You grow up accepting this distorted view as normal, “that’s just the…

Who’s Your Listener?

Who’s Your Listener?

“Who you are, what you are, and where your life is going are all choices” Introduction  In my previous posts, I’ve talked about change, how to change for success. Many including, myself, have thought that counseling or psychotherapy is the answer. Yes, it helps to have someone to talk to, but too many times, people…