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When I Loved Myself Enough Part 3

October 12, 2011

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Today we will finish this gem of a book with a few more of Kim McMillen’s sayings.  I encourage you to create your own little book that reminds you of what it looks like to love yourself enough. When I loved myself enough…I quit answering the telephone when I don’t want to talk. When I […]

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When I Loved Myself Enough Part 2

October 12, 2011

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When I loved myself enough….I stopped working so hard…. and made time to write this blog!!

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When I Loved Myself Enough Part I

September 19, 2011

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This little book is a must for anyone who struggles with loving and accepting themselves. It is one of those gift books that have a few gems on each page. I will quote from Kim McMillen’s Introduction: ” For many years I lived with a guarded heart.  I did not know how to extend love […]

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Ten Commandments of Self-Esteem I-V

August 22, 2011

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This is just a little book, by Catherine Cardinal, Ph.D. but a good one. I always feel better about myself when I read it. Only 83 pages, it consists of 10 commandments to remind us to love ourselves.  Each commandment is followed by a few pages about it and then some resolutions to help us […]

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Stop Rescuing Others!

August 15, 2011

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This is the last self-defeating behavior I will blog about from the book Too Nice For Your Own Good, by Duke Robinson. I chose this one, because I think it is the reason for giving so much advice. Many of us have spent a lifetime trying to fix/help/rescue our parent(s), spouse(s), friends and children.  If […]

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Stop Giving Advice!

August 8, 2011

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Giving advice is one of the mistakes we make by being too nice, according to the book Too Nice For Your Own Good.  And I really need this advice on not giving advice!  I can not seem to help my nice self when it comes to offering suggestions, solutions, facts I know, and my opinions. […]

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Too Nice For Your Own Good?

July 26, 2011

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Years and years ago I read a Bradshaw book that described a term I identified with whole heartedly: toxic niceness. That is me. I am toxically nice.  I used to say I was sorry to everyone all the time….pathetic. And I was that way before I moved down South! Imagine my delight when I ran […]

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The 1% Solution: For Work and Life

June 28, 2011

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This 150 page book is bright and fun to read: big print, lots of dialogue and it reads more like a novel about a man named Ken who talks with 6 different people who are using this method to improve their life.  If you like the type of self-help book where the main character interacts […]

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Switch-Shrink the Change-Baby Steps for Your Elephant Part 4

June 25, 2011

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We are continuing with our exploration of change with the ideas from the book Switch by the Heath Brothers.  Motivating ourselves is difficult, which is why Switch refers to our emotions as an elephant.  In the last blog, we talked about finding the feelings that make us want to change.  This time we will explore how shrinking […]

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Switch- Finding the Feeling: Motivation to Change Part 3

June 25, 2011

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How many times do we concentrate on strategies, data, structure, logic, etc to get others to change?  Most of us follow this formula: Analyze-Think-Change. We use it to try to change ourselves too. Sometimes we use scare tactics to try to get people to feel fear and then change, but does it work? Research shows […]

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