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Is Anxiety Making Your World Smaller?

“If you continually shun any stress, you become comfortable with fewer and fewer experiences.”~ David Viscott If anxiety isn’t effectively managed; it will eventually take control of your life. I was talking with my friend and colleague, Robert Woodward, who also specializes in the treatment of stress and anxiety and asked him how he identifies anxiety in his clients. Here are his top 5 behaviors that occur to set you up for added anxiety in your life and I will follow with strategies to fix those areas. 5 Red Flags…

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Do You Tend To Fly Off The Handle

“When angry, count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.” ~ Thomas Jefferson Do you tend to fly off the handle: – say things in the heat of the moment that you later regret? – lash out at the people that you care about? – display behavior that seems out of your control? – yell, scream or snap at people when something isn’t being done exactly how you want it? – intentionally do things just to get the other person upset? – have you ever…

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How To Avoid A Midlife Crisis

How To Avoid A Midlife Crisis “Whether a crisis breaks down your front door or slowly creeps into your life, a decision must be made to handle it or be handled. How will you respond? How will you recognize it? What tools do you have to deal with it? What first steps can you take today to strengthen your resolve to manage any crisis that comes at you?” ~ Tony Langstaff – Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist 1) Make A List Of Things You Will No Longer Do. If…

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How To Be A Great Wife

How To Be A Great Wife ~ 7 Secrets That Will Have Your Husband Kissing The Ground You Walk On “Behind Every Successful Man Is A Great Woman!” ~ Author Unknown 1) Build Him Up As Your Protector. Do you believe in your husband? Do you make him feel strong by the words that you speak or do you tear him down and make him feel weak? Do you follow his lead or do you crack the whip and expect him to follow your every command? Men always know whether…

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Are You A Candidate For A Midlife Crisis

“The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.” ~ Lucille Ball Do not let a midlife crisis creep on you. Here are the common signs to watch out for: 1. Are you unhappy in your relationship? Have you been distancing yourself emotionally and physically from your partner? 2. Do you often think about quitting your job and have frequent daydreams about how great retirement will be, even if you can’t afford to retire at this time? “Middle age is when everything starts…

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Strive To Make Your Christmas Spirit Last

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”   ~ Charles Dickens   We are better people at Christmas time. We act a little nicer and we share a little more. Here are 11 ideas to make this Christmas memorable and perhaps 11 ways you can make Christmas happen every day:   The Thought Does Count.  The holidays aren’t a competition to see who can give the best gift or who has the more decorated house. This type of thinking often paralyzes people into…

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10 Secrets Of Self Confidence

“When You Speak From Your Heart And Say The Words Your Soul Has Only Dared to Whisper, That’s When Miracles Happen.” ~ Unknown In Order To Be Self Confident, You Must: 1) Have A Vision Of A Better YOU. If you have the desire to improve your confidence, then start seeing yourself as the person you want to be. It is your responsibility to achieve your dreams. Use your imagination to come up with the optimal dream image of yourself. Be bold and creative. The limits are up to you….

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Keeping Your Cool When You’re Behind The Wheel

“Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?” ~ George Carlin Road ragers come in all ages and women can be as bad as men. Aggressive driving ranges from tailgating to running red lights. Road rage can be irrational and can become violent. Road rage accounts for about one third of all crashes and about two thirds of resulting fatalities. If you answer yes to any of these questions or you know someone who would, then…

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Developing Self Discipline

“The Undisciplined Are Slaves to Moods, Appetites and Passions” ~ Stephen Covey Self discipline is doing what you have set forth to do instead of doing what you feel in the moment. Self discipline requires sacrifice. It involves saying NO to temptation when you want to break your diet or lay around on the couch when you have things that need to be done. Self discipline means getting up early and staying up late if needed. Anyone who is successful has developed self discipline. Here are 14 principles of how…

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Make Your New Year’s Resolutions A Reality

21 Secrets That Can Make Your New Year’s Resolutions A Reality “If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you must do is wake up.”   – J.M. Power Every year you promise yourself that you’re going to get in shape, write that book, stop smoking or some other goal that could transform your life for the better. You’ve been making the same promise for so long that you have come to believe your excuses. Are you tired of being one of the 90% of people who…

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