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March 14, 2016

Starting Today

What do you think about this quote? It’s often hard to move on following tragedy. We should strive to move forward by working through the trauma or tragedy. After all, it’s been said that feelings buried alive never die. It’s possible to get stuck both emotionally and/or psychologically within the effects of trauma if it’s…

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March 7, 2016

A True Relationship

“A true relationship is two imperfect people refusing to give up on each other”. Is this the definition of commitment? It certainly is a major contributor, Refusing to give up on each other is more unselfish perspective than the position most people take within relationships.  The word commitment is defined as : “1  a promise…

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February 29, 2016

Expect Problems

I just love this quote. We all have problems and trials throughout our lives. It’s how we repond to and deal with them that can either offer us a successful life or more struggle. The word “problem” is defined as “a matter or situation regarded as unwelcome or harmful and needing to be dealt with…

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February 23, 2016

Learn to Surf

Adaptation is a key principle in surviving and thriving in our world.  Adaptations is defined as “The action or process of adapting or being adapted, ‘the adaptation of teaching strategy to meet students’ needs” and “a change or the process of change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment. ‘living…

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February 14, 2016

Temporary Feelings

Feelings are temporary. All of them. Sometimes this feels like a blessing and sometimes it feels like a curse. We don’t want the feelings of despair, devastation, and helplessness to linger for long yet want to hold onto joy, peacefulness, and happiness as long as possible. Regardless of our circumstances, we all have emotions and…

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February 13, 2016

Why Worry?

Worry is defined as “to give way to anxiety or unease; allow one’s mind to dwell on difficulty or troublesome ‘he worried about his soldier sons in the war’” and “to be concerned, be anxious and lose sleep, get worked up, get stressed, get in a state, stew, torment oneself. ‘she worries about his health’”.…

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February 12, 2016

The Hardest Climb

The best view really does come after the hardest climb doesn’t it? Just for fun let’s look into the definition of the word “hard”. It’s defined as “1. solid, firm, and resistant to pressure; not easily broken, bent, or pierced. 2. requiring a great deal of endurance or effort. ‘stooping over all day was hard work’.”…

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February 11, 2016

Aim for the Moon

  What do you think about the above statement? Should we aim for the moon? Many people have set very muted goals for themselves in an attempt to avoid disappointment. This is an understandable (usually unconscious) strategy and defense mechanism. To aim is defined as  “1. to position or direct (a firearm, ball, arrow, rocket, etc.) sothat,…

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February 10, 2016

Eliminate the Unnecessary

  This statement may very well be one of the most instrumental keys to a fulfilling and successful life. Too many of us are overcommitted, overextended, overworked, and ultimately overwhelmed. That’s way too many “overs” folks.  Let’s add to the equation that our culture rewards overwork and over commitment while frowning upon those who put…

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February 7, 2016

Choose Courage

  Do you believe this? For the most part, I think it’s true. Courage is defined as  1. “the ability to do something that frightens one. ‘she called on all her courage to face the ordeal’ 2.  Strength in the face of pain or grief ‘he fought his illness with great courage’  3. strength of mind…

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