How often do you look at yourself naked? Take a minute and think about it. I’m not talking about a quick glance before you get in the shower. I mean a long hard look at everything. I you can’t remember the last time you did it, make a point to do it. Get a mirror or two if you have to so you can see EVERYTHING, front, back, over and under.
For a long time I hardly ever looked in the mirror at my body. After getting older and having a child, it didn’t look the same, and I didn’t like it. I even turned my back to the mirror in the dressing room. It was not until one day right before a doctor visit that I took a long hard look at myself in the mirror. I really didn’t recognize myself anymore. I had gained a lot of weight…
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Sometimes you need a little pick me up when you are feeling low. Sometimes you want to something that will get you out of your funk. Instead of reaching for a bowl of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, find a theme song. It should be upbeat but it should also have lyrics that match the feeling you are trying to evoke. Not only should the music be upbeat and cheerful, you should be able to sing along to it and say to yourself “That’s me” or “That’s what I feel”.
You can use your theme song to get you through a challenging workout, hype you up before a big test, or for any situation where your confidence is a little shaken. You can play it whenever you want or need to listen to it or belt it out in you car on the way to a job interview. You…
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I believe that when most people think of vulnerability they think of weakness. I have recently learned that vulnerability is the single thing that can open the doors to so many rewarding possibilities in life. Can you truly love someone if they are afraid to be vulnerable? Can you truly be loved if you close of parts of yourself? By holding back we are blocking our blessings.
I worked with someone who was a habitual liar. This person lied about big things and small things. It was truly heartbreaking because this person had such a desire to belong and to be liked, but he was doing himself a disservice. There was absolutely no chance of anyone getting to know and appreciate him as a person because of his need to hide behind deception. Ultimately, this person lost his job over something he lied about. The mistake he made would not have…
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