Tag: Self Awareness

Ruminating: The Dark Side of Self-Reflection

Written by on September 24, 2017 in Emotional Mastery, Self-Awareness with 3 Comments
Ruminating: The Dark Side of Self-Reflection

We’ve all been there. Your mind is endlessly ruminating over that careless mistake you made, how you could have (should have) better handled that awkward conversation with your friend, or beating yourself up for not being able to say “no” to unrealistic demands on your time. You tell yourself you’re just trying to make sense […]

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Reflections on Gratitude in the Face of Adversity

Written by on September 18, 2017 in Adaptability, Emotional Mastery, Quotations with 24 Comments
Reflections on Gratitude in the Face of Adversity

Gratitude is one of the few feel-good concepts that even the most ardent naysayers of “positive thinking” are inclined to give a nod of approval. Aside from its virtuous character, there’s no shortage of scientific evidence that grateful people are happier, more resilient to stress, experience greater empathy, improved sleep and enhanced self-esteem. What’s not […]

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Have You Ever Considered All The Things You Take For Granted?

Written by on September 5, 2017 in Accountability, Self-Awareness with 27 Comments
Have You Ever Considered All The Things You Take For Granted?

Last week I found myself reflecting on all of the things that I take for granted, like when I decided to treat myself to a 30-day break during the month of August. There was the road trip around my new home state of Oregon, and lots of hiking. Then there were the work projects, a […]

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Making Healthy Self-Talk Work For You

Written by on July 24, 2017 in Emotional Mastery, Self-Awareness with 34 Comments
Making Healthy Self-Talk Work For You

~ Today we’re going to explore the surprising benefits of that endless stream of mental chatter known as self-talk, the ongoing narrative that represents the world in your head. Let’s be honest, outside of occasional reminders to think this / not that in an attempt to stay positive, most of us leave our inner dialogue to […]

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The Easy Part is Knowing What to Do. The Hard Part is Doing It

Written by on July 17, 2017 in Breaking Barriers, Self-Awareness with 40 Comments
The Easy Part is Knowing What to Do. The Hard Part is Doing It

~ Obtaining knowledge, finding out what you need to do to accomplish a goal, is available in every form imaginable if you’re willing to do a little research. The fact is, knowing has become the easy part; the hard part is accomplishing something with that knowledge. Knowledge is potential power. It becomes power only when, […]

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Who Do You Want to Be?

Written by on July 10, 2017 in Self-Awareness, Sense of Purpose with 33 Comments
Who Do You Want to Be?

~ Will the real you please stand up? No matter how enlightened you may be, there’s a good chance that at some point in your life you have wondered why you do the things you do. Some people seem to find an answer to the “Who am I?” question at an early age, while others […]

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