Category Archives: Self-Help
By Maxine Browne
Life after divorce: I will never forget the great void created when my daughter would go for weekend visitation with her father. I could do anything. How do you do that?
I had been Mommy for about 25 years. It had been forever since I was not responsible for children. For the first time in years, I was not “his wife” or “her mom.” I was just me. Who was Maxine? I didn’t know her anymore. How could I create a new life for myself after divorce?
First, I spent several months simply watching television and renting movies. That was my life after divorce. But after a while, I decided I wanted more out of life than sitting around the house, waiting for someone to come back home so I could take care of them. I want Read the Rest of This Article >>
By Cece Suwal and Mark Brener
So many of us experience negative self-talk, and often it happens without our explicit intention.
For instance, you might have a negative thought about your “inability to do something” or about “your goals not working out quite right” only to think to yourself afterwards “where the heck did that come from?…OF COURSE everything is (and will always be) OK!”
Well, fret not because SO MANY of us experience negative thoughts from time to time. Some more frequently than others…but bottom line: if this happens to you, you’re definitely not alone.
By: Vidette Vanderweide
Here are six steps to reinventing yourself…whether you want to reinvent your work life, love life, or your whole life!
But let’s start at the beginning:
In the Spring of 2012, I received a phone call from a woman who wanted to hire me. I noticed, that instead of jumping for joy at having a new client, I had a dread come over me. At that point, I knew to ask myself, “Why do I constrict at getting a client?”
I realized that it was because I wasn’t excited to share my knowledge with them. I was teaching something I knew a lot about, marketing, but it wasn’t mine to te Read the Rest of This Article >>
By Alex Lickerman, MD
Despite abundant warnings that we shouldn’t measure ourselves against others, most of us still do. We’re not only meaning-seeking creatures but social ones as well, constantly making interpersonal comparisons to evaluate ourselves, improve our standing, and enhance our self-esteem. And this can actually help you build confidence!
But…it only works in certain ways:
For instance, when comparing ourselves to someone who’s doing better than we are, we often feel inadequate for not doing as well. This sometimes leads to what psychologists call malignant envy, the desire for someone to meet with misfortune (“I wish she didn’t have what she has”). And this is not Read the Rest of This Article >>
By Chris Vaca Over50andbroke.com
So you ask: Is failure really the key to success?
To that I say absolutely!
I’d even go so far as to say that you simply can’t have success unless you have failure. I have never read about one successful person who did not experience failure first.
It seems like it’s a prerequisite: You must “fail” first, or else you will not succeed. That’s why it’s the key to success.
As a matter of fact, I keep a saying taped above my desk that says, SUCCESS IS THE ABILITY TO GO FROM ONE FAILURE TO ANOTHER, WITH NO LOSS OF ENTHUSIASM. Do not ask me why this is, it just is. We must just learn to accept it.
There is something that I always say: The only time you are a true failure is when you Read the Rest of This Article >>