Self-Talk, Positive or Negative: 9 Tips to Change, Im...

How do you speak to yourself? Inside, how do you address yourself? It’s a more important question than you may realize because self-talk, positive or negative, can change your life. If you take a walk through your local book store or scroll through your newsfeed, you’d find an abundance of posts about “positive attitude.” And…

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How to Stop Worrying and Reduce Anxiety

We live in a worrisome time. COVID-19 and all its related concerns — from health to finances to social isolation — has created fertile ground for stress, anxiety and excessive worry. The concerns of life pre-virus have likely not faded away. There are some new trending behaviors, e.g. hand-washing, social distancing, and sheltering-in-place. Daily COVID-related…

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Do Negative Thoughts Get Stuck in Your Head? 5 Ways t...

We’ve all heard the saying “we’re our own worst critic,” and in most cases it couldn’t be more true. Most of us have negative thoughts, and this is normal. Having negative thoughts isn’t the problem, the problem is that we start believing them. Get those negative thoughts out of your head! Here’s how to get…

Self-Compassion: Why is Compassion for Others so Much Easier? Houston, TX

Self-Compassion: Why is Compassion for Others so Much...

Christina has always cared deeply for others. As a child, she befriended lonely children in her class. She often encouraged her friends to help her make cards and drawings for classmates who were ill. Now Christina works as a social worker for the elderly. One of the things she loves most about her job is…

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Why Do I Feel Alone Even When I’m with Others?

Just like happiness or stress, loneliness is a complex state of mind. Loneliness can be the product of any number of conditions in your life; how you feel lonely might look different than it does for someone else.   Whatever the cause or the manifestation of your isolated feelings, loneliness is the alarm that rings…

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Uncover Your Core Beliefs so You Can Change Them

What Are Core Beliefs? Core beliefs are deeply buried assumptions that guide our behavior, how we see ourselves and perceive situations. These beliefs impact how we feel, how we relate to others and guide our success and satisfaction with life and relationships. Core beliefs are just that, core to our identity. They can feel as…

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Working with Your Inner Critic

How to Get Control of Out of Control Thoughts, Feelings, and Behavior We all have one. An inner voice that expresses criticism, frustration or disapproval about our actions – the inner critic. It might sound like, “you should…”, “why didn’t you”, “what’s wrong with you?”, “why can’t you get it together?”, etc. The actual self-talk…