I Can’t … or Can I ? Part 2

Yesterday, I promised we’d talk some more about moving from an, “I Can’t” frame of mind to an “I can” one.  I taught preschool for 19 years and believe me  “I Can’t” thinking starts early.  One day I asked my kids if they had ever seen an “I Can’t”.  I then argued that since no…

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I Can’t… or Can I ? Part 1

How many times have you heard someone say “I can’t”?  “I can’t exercise”, “I can’t lose weight”, “I can’t make more money.”?  Sometimes “I can’t” gets disguised like this; “I don’t have time to exercise”, “It’s too hard to lose weight”, or “I’m stuck in this dead end job”.    No matter how the words are…

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Don’t rewrite your story…

I was talking to a friend yesterday.  She’s at a place in her life where she’s beginning to make changes in the people she hangs around and the things she listens to and reads; all factors that affect success or lack of it.  She has lived around negative people who breathed negative energy into her…

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Write off Stress

I wanted to share a technique I discovered some years ago for handling stress and stressful circumstances. I uses to eat my way through stress which doesn’t really help and actually adds to the problem.  This technique works better, lets me actually deal with the problem rather than attempting to stuff it down, and leads…

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Positive Thoughts Give Positive Results

Whatever you think about typically becomes your reality.  Your thoughts become your beliefs, and your beliefs become your actions. If you continually think the worst about everything that will play out in your life as well: in how you treat people, and how you handle situations.  For example, if you always think about “I need…

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Decide Today

Every successful person, whether in weight loss, career, relationships,or any other arena,  has had a turning point in their life where they made a clear, specific, unequivocal decision.  They decided, “I’m not going to live this way anymore.”  You see the only thing between you and something better is a decision.  Decide to move from …

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Short Circuit Stress Part 3

If you read part 1 and 2 you have a short term strategy for short circuiting stress and you’ve begun to handle stress long term by viewing stress as an opportunity.  The second question you can ask that will help you handle stress is, “What can I use from this learning opportunity that will prepare…

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Short Circuit Stress Part 2

While short term strategies for short circuiting stress get you through the moment, it is equally important to handle the source of the stress. Short term strategies keep you out of the candy jar but developing skills for overcoming stress overall, will help you maintain your health.  There are two questions you can ask yourself…

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Short Circuit Stress

Our world seems stressed beyond its limit at the moment.   Recounting all the negative news isn’t necessary because it’s on the front cover of every newspaper and the headlines on every TV news report.  Beyond that, normal stresses such as deadlines, activities, and relationships continue weighing in.   Stress can wreak havoc with weight loss…

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New Year

Take One Step Every Day and You Will Accomplish Your Goals

Making New Year’s resolutions has almost become a joke. People make them with the expectation that they probably won’t stick to their resolve. Some people start out with every good intention, but then fall off the wagon in a short time. The reason people are unsuccessful is that their goals are unclear, have no solid…

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