Time to Reset Your Default Settings?

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No, Not Your Computer’s Default Settings…Yours. That’s right.  Whether we like to admit it or not, everyone has “default settings”; habits and patterns of thinking and behavior that have become our automatic “go-to” positions. Now of course, some of them are good and desirable.  Empathy, care, compassion and courage are examples of ones we want […]

What, Me Worry?

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…or “Is Worry Simply An Illusion?” With fond and respectful deference to Alfred E Neuman, figurehead symbol of Mad Magazine.  OK, it’s a trick question.  Yes, worry is an illusion. Worrying has no function and serves no purpose. Through the process of worry, we trick ourselves into believing we have more control over others and […]

Jedi Mind Tricks 101

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(or alternatively…A Beginner’s Guide to NLP) Mountains of material have been written about Neuro-Linguistic Programming or “NLP”; much of which has inadvertently created misunderstanding and cultivated myth. I’m frankly astonished at how many people know of it, yet really know nothing about it, all at the same time. I suspect for some it’s simply a […]

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Anxiety 101. Part 3: It’s all about “now”, “quick” and “easy”…or is it?

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Welcome to Part 3 of my “Anxiety 101” series. I recommend first reading Parts 1 and 2 if you need to catch up with what’s been written so far: Part 1: “I’m not @#&@%$# anxious!!!” Part 2: “I’m Anxious, I Knew It, I’m Doomed, Oh My” The Story So Far… In Anxiety 101, Parts 1 […]

Anxiety 101, Part 2: “I’m Anxious, I Knew It, I’m Doomed, Oh My”

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The Story So Far… Having read Anxiety 101, Part 1: “I’m Not @#&@%$# Anxious!!!”, you confronted the possibility that you might unknowingly be suffering from anxiety in one of its multitude of forms. Perhaps you were acutely aware something was amiss; you just hadn’t tagged it as “anxiety”. Alternatively, you might be one of millions […]