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December 3, 2016

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June 30, 2017

Understanding Motivation and How to Make it Work for You

What is motivation?  I talk about motivation a lot in my practice, to the point where I use the words “motivate” and “motivation” without thinking about what they really mean.  I would define motivation as what we need to get what we want out of life. But what does that really mean? Could motivation be that simple?  I had to ask myself this question because my approach to motivation wasn’t working for me. I found myself stagnant in my personal and professional growth, despite having, what I thought was, motivation to accomplish my goals. D...

January 25, 2017

“You teach others how to treat you, so treat yourself exceedingly well”

In the trajectory of my life I can honestly say I have fallen prey to the need for my gold star.  I would wait for others to compliment me before I would even think to compliment myself.  And if that compliment didn’t happen then “poof” all of my hard work would go unnoticed even by me as I just moved on, never giving myself the star that I knew I deserved.  This need for the gold star showed up in my dating relationship and beginning of my marriage to my husband, as I spent most of the time focusing on the ways in which to make...

January 3, 2017

Toxic Relationships.  We’ve all heard of them and when we find ourselves in one, be it with a lover, friend, family, colleague, or authority figure, its easy to forget all the learned advice received from or experienced by others. When in a toxic relationship we find ourselves doing the very things we said we would NEVER do such as, making excuses for the behavior of the offending party and accepting bad behavior and offending hurts.  We tell ourselves we stay because the relationship wasn't and isn’t all bad, when this person stops being our enemy he/she is an asset, or he/she promises to change an...

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