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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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