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Overcoming the mental filter (A Cognitive Distortion)

Thank you for stopping by for my ongoing positive self-talk series.  Self-love starts with positive self-talk, and all of that starts with you.  Shifting the way that you think requires the ability to recognize the power of your thoughts.  You can learn to love yourself by changing what you think about yourself and how you …

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Success Vs. Failure – Is there really a difference?

The short answer to this question is, it depends on your mindset. How and what you personally think about success and failure. The dictionary’s definition of success is the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. Definitely, a more pleasant and positive definition compared to how the dictionary defines failure.      According to the dictionary, failure is defined as …

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Overcoming overgeneralization (A Cognitive Distortion)

Thank you for stopping by for my ongoing positive self-talk series.  Self-love starts with positive self-talk, and all of that starts with you.  Shifting the way that you think requires the ability to recognize the power of your thoughts.  You can learn to love yourself by changing what you think about yourself and how you …

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Overcoming all-or-nothing thinking (A Cognitive Distortion)

Thank you for stopping by for my ongoing positive self-talk series.  Self-love starts with positive self-talk and all of that starts with you.  Shifting the way that you think requires the ability to recognize the power of your thoughts.  You can learn to love yourself by changing what you think about yourself and how you …

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Finding self-love through positive self-talk – ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Internal Dialogue that keeps you Stuck

You can choose to learn your internal dialogue and find freedom when you change it. Ah, the little voice in your head. You know the one. It likes to whisper mean and nasty things at you when you’re down. Heck, it’ll even whisper mean and nasty things at you when you’re up too, just for …

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Dangers of Perfectionism vs. Excellence (Overwhelming anxiety vs. Healthy Striving)

What is perfection? It’s like the mythical unicorn. Some of us believe in its existence but have never seen it.  And why you may ask.    Because the moment that a perfectionist believes they are close to perfection, all they’ll see are flaws. And if you can’t be perfect, it’s best not to try.         Perfectionism is not about striving …

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7 Insidious Toxic Habits that are holding you back (and how to combat them)

Here is the thing about toxic habits, they’re pretty insidious and will slide right into our lives without us noticing.   Below you will find 7 common toxic habits that many of us struggle with. And ways to combat these so you can be the best possible version of yourself.  Toxic Habit #1 – Having …

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