Posts filed under: attitude

Moving is Emotional!

Coping with the many facets of moving to a new location can be tough. Allow yourself time to grieve the things you left behind as you create a new sense of place. Anticipate and expect the challenge of meeting new...
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Just for today….

Just for today…. Breathe. Be gentle with the words you say to yourself. Choose healthy things to eat. Walk somewhere in nature. Surround yourself with people you love. Do one thing at a time. Practice patience with yourself. Be grateful...
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Things that really matter……

We’ve heard it said that no one on their deathbed laments about not spending more time at work or similar endeavors. So what do we regret when the reality of life’s end comes our way? More important, how can we...
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Change your Life in 5 Practical Steps

It’s the end of the year and you’re taking stock of how things have been going in your life. You’re pretty discouraged and wonder how next year might work out a little better. It looks like other people have better...
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Recent Observations on Courage

As a psychologist, I have a special bird’s eye view of courage. Through my clients I get to see how resilient people really are and what the human spirit endures. So here goes…..courage is: Starting over when the one you...
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The Simple Art of Forgiveness

Frequent themes for people coming to our counseling practice are struggles with resentment, guilt and shame. The nasty event creating these negative emotions may easily qualify as ancient history, but no matter, folks tend to hold on to stuff! If...
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Are we having fun yet???

A strange question, if you think about it, but have you ever wondered? Am I having fun? This should be fun, but is it? Or, I really didn’t expect to enjoy this as much as I am! Fun, like happiness,...
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Gratitude is More than an Attitude!

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures” Thornton Wilder We are all painfully aware of the things missing in our lives: the people we have lost; the things...
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Mindfulness…..what is it really?

The concept of mindfulness has frequently cropped up in the media lately. Mindfulness is being in the moment. Kids and animals do it naturally. I find myself getting lost in time with my grandkids much more easily than at other...
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