Our desire to build good habits is about making improvements, and can touch on any area of our lives.
No matter what area of our life we’re trying to improve, there are some universal challenges in adopting a new habit and in keeping with it.
A new habit, whether it’s stopping something you’re doing now or starting something you’re not doing yet, begins with two conflicting goals…Continue reading
The belief at the core of self-acceptance is, “I am a person of value who is worthy of love and acceptance from others.” Oftentimes, the development of this belief can get thwarted by even one experience.Continue reading
A man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed-seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind…Continue reading
One of the first steps to real change is self-acceptance.
This does not mean that you think you are perfect and have no need to change or grow. Rather, it means that you accept yourself as who you are now ~ in this moment ~ and offer yourself acceptance as you do you’ll continue to learn and grow and change. This positive self-talk is similar to the unconditional love a parent offers a child…Continue reading
When you want to be decisive, overthinking can stop you in your tracks. Overthinking can come in many forms. Overthinking can lead to behavioral problems.
One of the ways it can show up is analysis paralysis…Continue reading
Information is abundant, and most of it is free, but facts have an elusive nature, and generally there is a price attached to them. Somebody asked me not long ago why I didn’t just go about the country teaching this philosophy free of charge, not charging anything for it, if I didn’t need to make any money…Continue reading
Become your best friend and be self-aware I can’t think of any other person worth getting to know better than myself; and hopefully you feel the same way about you as well. You see, you must be the first person who takes interest in you. If you don’t know who you are, how can you …Continue reading
Imagine you are walking through your grocery store, I live in the same small town that I grew up in, so going to the grocery store is often like a class and family reunion in one. This is a very real scenario in my life. You see a woman that you graduated with and she looks the other way without saying hi…….
One possible way this scenario plays out…Continue reading
A key component of being resilient (bouncing back) is maintaining mental flexibility and balance in your life as you deal with stressful situations.
I find that people are especially reactive to change in a way that does not promote well-being, due to a lack of mental flexibility…Continue reading