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Retirement: Hope For the Future

The ages between 45-65 can be the most chaotic for you since you are experiencing many physical transitions, as well as emotional challenges.  With thoughts of your impending retirement and the economic changes that brings, you may feel increasingly out of sorts and maybe unnerved – but there is hope.  In fact, people who express the most hope for their future, do well in life and reap all kinds of benefits.

The trick is to work toward what you want instead of away from what you don’t want.  It becomes more motivating and invigorating to be forward thinking than to be worrying about doom and gloom. … CONTINUE READING

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Change Your Story, Change Your Life

What are you telling yourself about why your life is the way it is?  Does it sound like some of the following:

  1. I am too old, so what can I do now to improve my life?
  2. There must be something wrong with me.  Otherwise, things would have turned out better.
  3. I always make the wrong decisions and suffer the consequences later.
  4. Everyone seems to have a happier life.  What are they doing that I’m not doing?
  5.  Why should I even bother?

Apparently, it may be comfortable for you to expect things to turn out badly, since you have that kind of track record.  … CONTINUE READING

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Breathing Exercises to Reduce Anxiety

Anxiety can be very debilitating for the person experiencing it.  It can wake you up from a sound sleep and creep up on you during any daily activity.  Many times people with anxiety feel they have lost control when their body starts feeling its symptoms, like your heart beats faster, your hyperventilating, feeling nauseous or have the shakes.  When you learn to stop those symptoms before they get out of hand, you are taking back the one control you really never lost and that is control over how you feel. It is important to learn how to control those feelings to regain your peace of mind and overall contentment, which are so important for health, well-being and normal functioning.… CONTINUE READING

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Chronic Liars: Who are You Deceiving?

Who hasn’t told a little white lie so you didn’t have to meet someone for lunch or go to a party?  Actually, occasionally telling a white lie may be helpful when you are managing your interpersonal relationships.  However, one of the fundamental aspects of healthy relationships is being able to trust and depend on the other person, so chronic lying can get you in trouble.  In fact, excessive lying can be considered a character flaw.Sad Women

When would it be OK to lie to someone?  Here are a few instances when you can be perhaps justified to lie:

  1. If what you say would be downright hurtful, you may want to fudge the truth.
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Feeling Helpless? Your Life is Full of Choices

Choice between going right or left“Life has nothing to do with what you are doing and everything to do with what you are being.” (Neale Donald Walsch)

What that means is that you have a choice as to how you are going to be right now. Do you want to be happy, joyful, peaceful, content, secure, loving, silly, compassionate or empowered? It is your choice how you experience “Right Now.”

Even when terrible things happen, there are still choices to be made. You can focus on how to meet the challenge effectively so that you move through it faster, healthier and with the least harmful consequences.… CONTINUE READING

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