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The Power of a Single Word

Words are very powerful.  Say something mean and hurtful in anger and it may be difficult to take back or forget. But say something kind when someone needs it most and you are a savior and inspiration.  Words, therefore, are very powerful and must be chosen wisely and with much thought.

In your marriage, conversations between you and your spouse can build your relationship or break it down. With mindfulness, you can practice good listening skills and effective responses that will encourage appreciation, respect and good-will with your partner.  Or, you can always have an agenda and create divisions, animosity, loneliness and despair.… CONTINUE READING

Baby Boomer Concerns

 What kind of emotional mistakes do boomers often make?mature couple hugging

 There are several.  One important mistake is forgetting to have a good time and enjoying all life has to offer.  Many boomers are taking life too seriously. Not only does it affect how people relate to you, but it also affects how you feel.  Laughter and humor are tools to diffuse negativity and to boost your immune system. It’s an easy way to de-stress and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit.

Another thing to be aware of is how often you sabotage yourself through your negative thinking, worry or even fear.  How can you achieve what you want when you are fearing your failure or doubting your potential? … CONTINUE READING

How to Stop Being a People Pleaser

Just Love Yourself

The problem with being a people pleaser is that you forget how important you are because you want to be sure the other person is OK.  Here’s the key.  Do not be a martyrTake care of yourself, above all else, to ensure you maintain your health and well-being.  You should never feel guilty about focusing on yourself and on your personal needs.   Nor should you delay your enjoyment or settle for what you don’t deserve. So you need to continuously nurture yourself, just to be reminded that you are significant, worthy and SO very important.… CONTINUE READING

The Power of Friends for Making Changes

Why would you want to change yourself?  After all, for 40, 50 or 60 years things have been going fairly well and life has served you adequately.  In fact, raising your standards is easy to think about, but difficult to do, unless you use the greatest resource for personal change there is – and that’s the support of other people.

Friends hanging together

Your friends are your cheering committee.  They are your helpers, your motivation and your enthusiasm.  Just like a boss setting up coaching and mentoring sessions to help his team develop and increase productivity, your friends will give you honest feedback and objective insights for your well-being and success. … CONTINUE READING

Releasing Resentments: Letting Go & Moving On

What does letting go actually mean?

Letting go means releasing grudges and resentments, anger, pain or any negative feelings from the past, which can keeping you from feeling good now and of course, in the future.woman reaching towards the sky

Think of it this way. Here’s an illustration of what this means.

  1. Take a large plastic bag and fill it with laundry.
  2. Everywhere you go throughout the next hour, carry that bag of laundry over your shoulders never putting it down. How would that feel? Heavy, you’ll feel burdened, tired, uncomfortable.
  3. This exercise is symbolic of what it’s like carrying around the weight of hate, anger, grudges and resentment.
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