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I happened to see this morning an ad for coaching by one of America's motivational gurus. One of the selling points was that unlike therapy, his coaching focused only on your future, not your past, and was therefore more valuable. Although I agree that focusing on...read more
This concept of the Law of Attraction is quite well described in Rhonda Byrne’s popular and cleverly titled book, The Secret. She brought together many successful, famous and inspirational individuals to share their thoughts on what they call “the Secret.” The...read more
A trademark feature of fear and indecision is that you find yourself confronted with the “what ifs.” These are little fear-based characters that come out every time you go to make a decision. You are probably familiar with those characters that live in your mind and...read more
Typically people know if they are angry but there are some who do not. Road rage, sarcasm, put-downs and scoffing at others or at the world in general are usually anger-based—so can be spouting off continually about politics or what is wrong with the world. Masked as...read more
If you are experiencing any or all of the above you may not realize that they are actually related. You may think that you have three separate "disorders" when really what you are experiencing are different symptoms from the same problem. You may feel overwhelmed,...read more
Have you ever made a bad or impulsive decision and later wondered, "What on earth was I thinking?". Have you made these time and again and have they had detrimental effects on your life? If so, you may be making what I call baggage based decisions. These are...read more
We are happy to announce the addition of a wonderful nutritionist and guest blogger, Braelynne Morrow, to our site here at PsychSkills. So much of how we feel and how our moods can change rapidly has to do with what we put in our bodies. I believe it to be so...read more
The concept of locus of control is huge and defines how you approach almost everything in life. It is a thinking style that refers to how you perceive the cause of life’s events. Do you believe that your destiny is controlled by you or by external forces such as...read more
A question I receive almost daily is whether or not a self-help program can really be of benefit. Emotional problems, family dysfunction, depression, anxiety and anger problems can feel so overwhelming it is hard to believe you can really experience relief from...read more
We have all heard that we should rid ourselves of toxic relationships, think positively, eliminate negativity, be self-confident and believe in ourselves in order to be happy and successful. And don’t forget the biggie, “stop being afraid”. This is all true and sounds...read more