Stop Saying These Two Phrases, You’ll Improve Your Life Jan 30, 2023

A great deal of helpful research has been done on cognitive distortions. Most cognitive experts agree that our brains sometimes automatically reach conclusions about things based on some habit or perception rather than accurately relating to what is really going on. Though it seems to us that we...

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20 Ways to Use Your No Muscle Jan 27, 2023

Developing the ability and confidence to say "no" to others is an important aspect of healthy communication and one of the foundational concepts of setting boundaries. Unfortunately, for some individuals, saying "no" can be extremely difficult.

There are many reasons, justifications, excuses, and...

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Stop Letting Them Have Authority Over You Jan 25, 2023

It is not uncommon to feel like you are less than, or unequal to, the people around you. In some cases, this can be a great thing. You’ve probably heard it said that there are benefits to being the least smart person in the room. By surrounding yourself with people who have accomplished...

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Strategies Against Perfectionism Jan 23, 2023

Perfectionism is one of the most common and potentially destructive roadblocks that you might encounter in your daily life. It often leads to procrastination, fear of failure, and an inability to recognize and accept one's own natural and inevitable limitations. When we try to be perfect, we are...

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The Key to Thriving in Life is Connection Jan 20, 2023

Connectedness is the foundation of human thriving. When we are connected in our relationships, we feel fueled and energized. Disconnectedness does the opposite. When we are not connected to others, when we are not getting outside intelligence, accountability, respect, acknowledgment, intimacy,...

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Protect the Treasures of Your Soul Jan 18, 2023

Setting healthy boundaries is crucial for protecting our personal treasures – feelings, attitudes, behaviors, choices, limits, talents, thoughts, values, and desires that make us who we are.

Too often, these vital attributes and qualities are ignored. Sometimes we may not even be fully...

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Set Limits to Protect Your Boundaries Jan 16, 2023

Boundaries are, in large part, about setting limits. But what is a limit? Just like a speed limit keeps us safe, so too do our own personal limits function to keep us safe. They limit the ability of someone or something to cross our boundaries.

Setting a limit does not necessarily have to come...

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Be Supportive, But Don’t Get Burned Out In The Process Jan 13, 2023

Helping someone through a difficult time, whether it's due to a loss they have experienced, a hard situation or season that they are going through, or recovery from addiction, can be emotionally and physically draining. It's important to offer support and structure to those going through these...

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Do You See Yourself in These Codependent Patterns? Jan 11, 2023

Codependency is a pattern of behavior that can be harmful to both the individual exhibiting codependent habits and those around them. It is characterized by an excessive emotional, physical, and psychological reliance on another person. Codependency often develops in relationships with...

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Don't Let Someone Else's Needs Take Over Your Life Jan 09, 2023

People on the go often have dependent relationships that they don’t know what to do with. These are individuals who, for any number of reasons, have tremendous life struggles and challenges and often deal with grave problems. They are needy and ask for a great deal of time, energy, and...

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Don't Try to Own Someone Else's Feelings Jan 06, 2023

It's important to recognize that our feelings are our own, and that we are responsible for managing and expressing them. This doesn't mean that we should disregard the feelings of others or fail to show empathy and support, but rather that we should recognize that other people have their own...

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What Blocks Love From Thriving? Jan 04, 2023

Love may come naturally, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t leave us feeling uncertain and inadequate. Despite our best efforts, we may struggle to maintain strong relationships in various areas of our lives, including parenting, marriage, friendship, and even business. The...

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