Tag Archive: beyond loss

Sep 17

Warning: Stress is NOT the Enemy

Have I told you I am a fan of TED Talks? I came across this one by Kelly McGonigal and I believe the message and research findings are consistent with the type of therapy I use. If you don’t know about the type of therapy I use, it is called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). …

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Jun 24

Pictures and Poems to Inspire

How are you doing this summer? Do you need a little pampering? I do so I I have been spending time this summer reading poetry and playing on Pinterest. So much fun and relaxing. Music too. So I am going to share some of my pleasures with you. Enjoy: Follow Your Dreams: by Amanda Bradley Follow …

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Apr 11

You Can Make a Difference

Do you know that April is National Volunteer month? It is also National Grilled Cheese Month, Garlic month, Oral Health month and so on and so forth. If you want a complete list click here for even more ways to become aware of opportunities give to a cause or community of your choice. Also, April …

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Dec 04

The Thick Nhat Hanh “Thay” Cure for Toxic Shame

Shame about shame can lead to more intense deeper feelings of shame turning it into toxic shame. Nobody likes to feel shame! The attempt to avoid shame feelings, when turned inside out and cast upon others, is at the root of many interpersonal relationship problems. Toxic shame is coupled with the drive to avoid and are the seeds of low …

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Oct 03

Darker Than a Steven King Novel: Toxic Shame

My Name Is Toxic Shame I was there at your conception In the epinephrine of your mother’s shame You felt me in the fluid of your mother’s womb I came upon you before you could speak Before you understood Before you had any way of knowing I came upon you when you were learning to …

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May 29

The Joy of Success

Back in April I started a new project. Before I tell you about the project let me give you with a little history. I opened my practice two years ago in May of 2010 after completing a successful career with a fortune 500 company. I worked 17 years in human resources as a recruiter and …

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Apr 29

How to Overcome Shame with R.A.I.N.

“Yesterday is history.  Tomorrow is a mystery.  And today?  Today is a gift.  That’s why we call it the present”.  ~Babatunde Olatunji Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D writes for the Huffington Post.  Dr. Goldstein is also the author of The Now Effect and co-authr of  A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook . I read his blog because he writes …

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Feb 25

3 People I Admire: Who do You Admire?

This question, “Who do you admire,” came up at a fundraising dinner I attended last week. The question got me thinking about all the wonderful people who have made a difference in my life. There are many who have helped me along the way. My heart is full of gratitude towards those who extended their love and support …

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Aug 25

Career and Emploment, Education and Personal Growth

More on Values and Life Domains If you started a journal you can continue entries with the following questions. If you have not started a journal, I encourage you to do so. You will get more from the exercise by writing in your journal or typing into a word document. Also, you can leave me comments. Suggested Tasks: …

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Aug 07

What Are Your Values?

North Star

Do you know what your values are?  Yes, I am talking to you.  I am all ears.  Let’s explore this question together and have a conversation about what matters to you. Oh yeah, I will be sharing from my life as well.  We can get to know each other. Last weekend I attended a workshop by …

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