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If your inner dialogue consists of harsh criticism, self-doubt, and catastrophic predictions, you’ll struggle to reach your goals. But if you tend to be a bit of a pessimist, or you’re someone who has always been hard on yourself, you don’t have to let your self-talk hold you back.You can train your

Similar to the way lifting weights helps you build physical muscle, brain training exercises help you build mental muscle. Here's how to train your brain to grow mentally stronger.

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A Exercise That Will Change Your Life & Help You Lose Weight Make SHIfT happen: Visualize success!

The moment my husband first flashed his delightful grin at me, I recognized him as the man I would someday marry. I was, at the time, awakening into my intuitive abilities and they did not steer me

11 Steps To Prepare You For The Greatest Love Of Your Life -- (and that greatest love can be your Self!

Oprah Winfrey’s Entire Golden Globes Speech

Oprah Winfrey’s Entire Golden Globes Speech — Variety

Accepting the Cecil B. DeMille award at the Golden Globes, Oprah delivered a powerhouse speech to an almost silent room. Landing line after line Oprah schooled the audience in history referenc…

Climate Change Is Going to Wreak Havoc on World Agriculture

Climate Change Is Going to Wreak Havoc on World Agriculture

Climate change will hurt farmers, although not all equally. American farmers won't have it nearly as bad as African ones.

Are You Tougher Than You Think? :   Do you wonder what might happen if your life was suddenly turned upside down? Unfortunately life can sometimes take a turn for the worse. Sometimes it happens in the blink of an eyelid  the loss of a loved one an unexpected redundancy a serious injury or illness or a community tragedy that touches you deeply. Or it can happen much more slowly such as a destructive relationship that undermines your confidence and wellbeing. How confident are you can…

Are You Tougher Than You Think? : Do you wonder what might happen if your life was suddenly turned upside down? Unfortunately life can sometimes take a turn for the worse. Sometimes it happens in the blink of an eyelid the loss of a loved one an unexpected redundancy a serious injury or illness or a community tragedy that touches you deeply. Or it can happen much more slowly such as a destructive relationship that undermines your confidence and wellbeing. How confident are you can…

5 Ways to Perfect Your Next Presentation :  Want to nail your next presentation or speech? Here's how!

Want to nail your next presentation or speech? Storytelling expert Esther Choy shows you exactly how to grab and hold your audience's attention.

Animals Exploitation and Art: The Work of Colleen Plumb :   Source: Courtesy of Colleen Plumb  A few months ago I learned about the important work of artistColleen Plumb in an outstanding essay by Julia Cookecalled "Can an Artist Help Captive Elephants Win Legal Personhood?" I was intrigued by the power of Ms. Plumb's artwork and the stunning images of elephants who are held captive by humans for human entertainment. In her pieceMs. Cooke writes:  Plumbs elephants are literally many but in…

Animals Exploitation and Art: The Work of Colleen Plumb : Source: Courtesy of Colleen Plumb A few months ago I learned about the important work of artistColleen Plumb in an outstanding essay by Julia Cookecalled "Can an Artist Help Captive Elephants Win Legal Personhood?" I was intrigued by the power of Ms. Plumb's artwork and the stunning images of elephants who are held captive by humans for human entertainment. In her pieceMs. Cooke writes: Plumbs elephants are literally many but in…

Angry woman boxing his boyfriend

Angry woman boxing his boyfriend

7 Easy Ways To Spot A Narcissist :   Strangely theres no evidence narcissists use the word I more often.  Narcissists tend to use more sexual language and swearing to grab attention research finds.  Other signs of narcissism include acting more extraverted being less agreeable and expressing negative emotions loudly.  The conclusions come from a study that tracked the everyday behaviour of 80 undergraduate students.  The studys authors explain their results:  narcissism was associated with…

7 Easy Ways To Spot A Narcissist : Strangely theres no evidence narcissists use the word I more often. Narcissists tend to use more sexual language and swearing to grab attention research finds. Other signs of narcissism include acting more extraverted being less agreeable and expressing negative emotions loudly. The conclusions come from a study that tracked the everyday behaviour of 80 undergraduate students. The studys authors explain their results: narcissism was associated with…

This Year You Will Make It Happen! :  As we enter the New Year its customary for us to resolve to lose weight get fit save money be better organized. How successful are we at these endeavors? You know the answer! All that falling off the wagon is creating great business for chiropractors.So instead of making the same old resolutions how about creating a different kind of agenda for 2018? What do you want to accomplish? What do you want to learn? What do you want to improve? Whatever it is…

As we enter the New Year, it's customary for us to resolve to lose weight, get fit, save money, be better organized. How successful are we at these endeavors?

Tips for Sexual Wellness in 2018 :   Source: Ska Kei New/Shutterstock  The new year is a great time to think about what you want to cultivate more of in your life and to set intentions that will help you do that. As youre considering this dont forget to include sex and relational intentions!  I prefer to think about intentions rather than goals because goals signify something that has an end while most of the things we can do to increase our quality of life require an ongoing commitment and…

Tips for Sexual Wellness in 2018 : Source: Ska Kei New/Shutterstock The new year is a great time to think about what you want to cultivate more of in your life and to set intentions that will help you do that. As youre considering this dont forget to include sex and relational intentions! I prefer to think about intentions rather than goals because goals signify something that has an end while most of the things we can do to increase our quality of life require an ongoing commitment and…

Trump Wolff and Freedom of the Press :   Why would an author and therapist whose main concern is the mental health of children choose to write about a political topic? This question has been put to me many times and I will answer it right at the beginning.  Freedom of the Press threatened  As well as being a therapist I am a book author and journalist on somewhat controversial subjects. A number ofcommentators on my blogs threatened by my point of viewhave saidthat my voice should be shut…

Trump, Wolff, and Freedom of the Press

What Survivors Think of the Golden Globes :   Source: Creative Commons public domain image  People keep asking me What do survivors feel about the protests at the Golden Globes? and Ive hesitated to respond. I dont know what all survivors feel: Im just one survivor (I was molested and beaten for a year when I was 16) and what I feel is exhilaration: the world has finally synched up with what I know. Other people see the danger and want to help.  But there are as many experiences as there are…

What Survivors Think of the Golden Globes : Source: Creative Commons public domain image People keep asking me What do survivors feel about the protests at the Golden Globes? and Ive hesitated to respond. I dont know what all survivors feel: Im just one survivor (I was molested and beaten for a year when I was 16) and what I feel is exhilaration: the world has finally synched up with what I know. Other people see the danger and want to help. But there are as many experiences as there are…

Adolescence and Freedom of Choice :   Source: Carl Pickhardt Ph. D.  With the onset of adolescence the issue of freedom of choice becomes more central to the management of the parent/teenager relationship and justly so.  After all separating from childhood the young persons job is to push for all the freedom to grow up they can get as soon as they can get it while the parents job is to restrain that push within the interests of safety and responsibility.  And to varying degrees this conflict…

Ending adolescence and now assuming independent self-management responsibility, the young person painfully discovers the costs that come with freedom of choice.