Personal Power

October 28th, 2014

“I can’t help it. It’s who I am!” — NOT TRUE! Despite how you have been programmed, despite what has happened to you in the past, you are not a victim any longer, you are who YOU choose to be. You have great personal power. You can transform yourself.

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Letting Go Of Baggage

October 26th, 2014

Letting go of baggage is a choice. First, you choose to recognize your baggage rather than be in denial about it. Second, you choose to recognize that you have the power to let go of your baggage and make better choices. Third, you make better choices. Fourth, you repeatedly, consistently, persistently make those better choices until you have extinguished your self-destructive self-definitions and replaced them with healthier ones.

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Benzodiazepines Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

September 29th, 2014

Benzodiazepines (aka tranquilizers) such as xanax, ativan, valium and klonopin can be very helpful on an intermittent or short term basis but when used daily, continuously, chronically they are a prescription for disaster because on a long term basis they are extremely likely to cause cognitive impairment and memory deficits, among other things, and can increase your odds of getting Alzheimer’s Dementia.

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Can People Really Change?

September 27th, 2014

Yes. People can really change. It’s not easy but it can be done. With vigilance, diligence, practice, persistence, and perseverance, it can be done. How do I know this for sure? Because I have changed. I have used the cognitive and spiritual tools I share in my posts and videos to transform myself, to eliminate self-sabotaging behaviors, to release judgments, to accept and forgive, to communicate more effectively. And the end result has been happiness and inner peace. It worked for me. It can work for you. But you need to do the work.

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What Can You Do To Convince Someone You Care About That They Are An Alcoholic or Addict?

September 24th, 2014

One can try an intervention, bringing friends and loved ones together to confront the person. One can try “tough love” which involves discontinuing any enabling behavior, and letting the person know that they must help themselves and take steps towards abstinence and recovery if they want continued support. But the truth is that there is little one can do to convince an alcoholic or addict that they have a problem if the person is in denial. Usually they must totally trash their life and “hit a bottom” before acknowledging they have a problem.

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Got Water?

September 21st, 2014

Water is the best beverage to drink. Milk? Not even close. Soda? You gotta be kidding.

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How To Recover From Depression

September 20th, 2014

Many people believe they are a victim of their depression. So overwhelmed with depression, fatigue, the desire to isolate from others, and the loss of interest, drive and motivation, they look to medications to pull themselves out of the doldrums and, oftentimes, don’t do the things they could do, though difficult to do, to change their mood and lift their spirits.

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Go After Your Dreams

September 18th, 2014

Success is in the doing. Whether you hit it big or not, if you give it your best shot, you’re a winner. Much better than living a life of quiet desperation, always wondering if you might have pulled it off, always regretting that you didn’t try. As the expression goes, it’s not the destination, it’s the journey. And the journey usually never disappoints because you meet new people and you experience new things you likely never would have had you not taken that fork in the road. So I encourage you to step up to the plate and go the distance.

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How To Defeat Loneliness

September 17th, 2014

Loneliness isn’t about not having friends or not having a significant other. There are plenty of people with friends and significant others who are terribly lonely. Loneliness has to do with feeling disconnected from humanity. So what’s the solution? Watch the video.

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Laughter Is Healing

September 15th, 2014

Laughter causes the release of endorphins which are natural “feel good” chemicals in the brain. Laughter strengthens the immune system. But don’t take my word for it. Laugh yourself well.

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