Month: April 2013

Waking Up to What Is

Have you ever had the experience of discovering something new, like a word or phrase, then overnight you read and hear it seemingly everywhere? It was always there, you just didn’t know it. Positivity is like that. It changes how your mind works. It doesn’t just change the contents of your […]

Feeding the Wolf

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealously, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, […]

Making the Most of your Marriage

Having spent twenty-five years meticulously studying thousands of couples in his “love lab,” John Gottman, Ph.D., is a bit like the godfather of marriage counseling.  From his extensive research, Dr. Gottman and his team were able to predict with uncanny accuracy which couples/marriages would fail […]

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We all know negativity. It looms large and is easy to spot.  Negativity pervades your self-talk and your judgments. It bleeds into your relationships, eroding goodwill. Making matters worse, unchecked negativity breeds health damaging negative emotions – anger, contempt, and depression – that seep into […]

Fuel for Anxiety, Part II

A while back I posted about the subtle ways we feed anxious thinking. Here are some of the most common anxiety-fueled thought patterns, plus some specific ways you can recognize and dispute them. If some of these sound familiar to you, put them in your mental tool […]