Improvement is All About You

Improvement is All About YouEverywhere I look in my house, there are improvements to make, and I am not talking about the building where my family lives. By home, I mean where you spend most of your time. Our houses shelter us; our personalities and bodies are home, and sometimes home is not so sweet. Here are five recommendations that might change the appearance of where you live.

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Taking Care of Yourself

Taking Care of YourselfThis writing contains some of the commonsense advice I learned from a man who is blessed with a superior gift of wisdom. He is a common man, like all other men, who Yahweh allowed to raise his family while continually giving out his pearls of wisdom. Today we will discuss one of his topics, taking care of yourself.

Taking care of yourself is a full time job, which requires your full attention. I was taught, Continue reading

A Lesson From a Coin

A Lesson From a CoinThere is a quote by Lillian Dickinson, “Life is like a coin. You can spend it anyway you wish, but you only spend it once.” I think that quote is interesting. It reminds me of a story about a well that can approve your wish by throwing a coin in it. You can ask anything but only once right? Because the well will only approve one wish of each person. Therefore, everyone Continue reading

Thoughts To Ponder – #46

Thoughts To Ponder - #46When Betty Eadie was 31, she died in a hospital after undergoing surgery. What happened next has been called by some, “the most profound near-death experience ever.” Betty journeyed to a beautiful world beyond this life. She met Jesus there. Jesus gave her a message to give to others when she returned. These quotes from her books, Embraced By The Light, The Awakening Heart, and The Ripple Continue reading

How to Solve Problems by Adopting New Perspectives

How to Solve Problems by Adopting New PerspectivesPerspectives are the different angles with which you can see a situation differently. It is a very useful strategy in problem solving. By shifting your perspective, you are able to see different aspects of a problem that, otherwise, may not be visible through another perspective. Changing perspective can lead to change in approach in resolving a problem situation that may not be available if you lock Continue reading

Change Your Life By Not Changing A Thing (Part 1 of 5)

Change Your Life By Not Changing A Thing (Part 1 of 5)With the massive proliferation of “self-help” books and “change your life” programs, the natural question is: “Why isn’t everyone perfect by now?” Are you smoking? There are HUNDREDS of Stop-Smoking-Now programs. Are you chronically behind in your work? There are THOUSANDS of Time-Management programs – some even come with super cool looking “time management systems” – what used to be called Continue reading

Perseverance Vs Giving Up

Perseverance Vs Giving UpWe have some anxiety disorders in our family, and as a result, sometimes frustration tolerance is difficult to find, and “losing it” emotionally overwhelms our sensibilities.

But even without anxiety disorders, life is difficult for many people right now. People are losing their jobs, their homes, their self confidence. From where are we to find the strength to persevere until things turn Continue reading

The Feedback Loop – These 4 Ingredients Control Your Life

The Feedback Loop - These 4 Ingredients Control Your LifeHave you ever been in such a good way that everything you touched seemed to turn to gold? Or, on the opposite end of the spectrum, everything you touched seemed to turn to ashes? Welcome to The Feedback Loop. These same 4 ingredients can take you on a wonderful journey upwards or send you reeling down into destruction.

The Feedback Loop – 4 Ingredients

1 – Make A Decision

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Cognition & Behaviors – Their Connection & How They Can Perform Optimally With CBT

Cognition & Behaviors - Their Connection & How They Can Perform Optimally With CBTAs its name implies, cognitive behavioral therapy deals primarily in two areas of psychology:

Cognitive – thoughts, the inner workings of the mind Behavioral – actions, what a person does, how a person reacts to a situation

Developed in the 1960s by a group of professionals, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) merged two separate therapies to create a dynamic model to help clients. Continue reading

Are You a Reflective Practitioner?

Are You a Reflective Practitioner?So What Is A REFLECTIVE PRACTITIONER?

Sounds like some kind of new alternative therapy dealing with mirrors!

It’s a person who has the ability to take on board new experiences and look at how these experiences improved them or moved them forward in their development. They then analyze these experiences on how they would improve their approach to that experience next time round.

By analyzing Continue reading