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8 Toxic Thoughts You Deserve To Let Go Of

Rachael Yahne | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

It doesn't matter if you're in your 20s or your 40s. If there's negativity and worry infiltrating your self concept, it's up to you to do the mental working of cleaning up your act. Here are eight toxic thoughts you need to let go of:

5 Reasons Why Your Divorce Is Like 'Inside Out' The Movie

Emma Heptonstall | Posted 10.05.2015 | Divorce
Emma Heptonstall

Have you seen Inside Out yet? I love a good Pixar movie! I love the way that they explain adult concepts to kids. I think it's really cool. For those of you who haven't seen it yet, don't worry there's no spoiler alert coming. This article isn't so much about the film, but rather how it relates to divorce.

How Small Changes Can Radically Improve Your Mindset

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

The more frequently you start using positive self-talk, your subconscious mind will slowly start to replace the negative programming.

Bruises, Batteries and Beauty: Life Lessons From One Long Night

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

I recently found myself on a mountain in the middle of the night. Again. Unlike the last time, this event wasn't quite so...traumatic. Though this a...

It's Time to Erase "Enough" From Your Self-Talk

Peggy Nolan | Posted 07.22.2015 | Women
Peggy Nolan

It's a word that's used to engage your self-doubt and cloud your own judgement about who and what you truly are and the gifts only you can bring to this world.

Freedom From Negative Self-Talk

Suza Scalora | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Suza Scalora

Eckhart Tolle explains that self-talk is a form of self-hypnosis and it prevents awakening.

Little Boy Gives Himself Epic Pep Talk Before Jumping Into A Pool

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.17.2015 | Parents

Looking to take a leap of faith? Let this boy, poised to make a leap of his own, inspire you with a little positive self-talk. Still can'...

Self-Talk and Self-Compassion

Dr. Randy Kamen | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Randy Kamen

The more we remain openhearted to ourselves the more available we are to others. We must first become our own best friend so that we are better poised to make a difference in our lives and the lives of others and ultimately impact the greater good for all.

3 Ways to Align Your Inner and Outer Worlds

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

Observe those thoughts and feelings. If any of them have merit, delve into those and identify the cause, but if they don't, use affirmation, prayer and meditation to help shift you back to where you most want to be.

What's Your Self-Talk Saying About You?

Grace de Rond | Posted 07.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Grace de Rond

The question to ask ourselves is: "What am I telling myself about myself?" We all have the ability to replace negative statements with healthy ones. And since we believe everything we tell ourselves, we need to intentionally tell ourselves what confirms our value.

The 5 Traits All Successful Shoppers Share

Pamela Lutrell | Posted 07.07.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Lutrell

In three weeks of working a retail job in a top women's clothing store, I have made many observations about women who shop. Women from ages 40 and beyond are the targets for these clothes, and it is becoming easier each day to tell who will experience shopping success and who will not.

Automatic Pilot

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

I'm sure you have wondered why you keep doing the same things over and over again, knowing full well that what you are doing just does not work, but...

The Way You Talk to Your Kids and Yourself Matters

Renee Jain | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Renee Jain

Changing the way you talk to yourself changes everything. Here are steps we can take to teach our children to avoid falling into the trap of self-defeating inner criticism.

On Elephants and the Obnoxious Roommate: Seeing the Full Picture Inside Our Heads

Pam Stucky | Posted 05.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Pam Stucky

I don't know when I first read the parable, but I know I was young. I can distinctly remember the accompanying line-drawings, a near-black blue on a l...

The House of Cards Effect

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Deirdre Maloney

If there's a fictional world you love but you know that it's dark and can negatively impact your mood or actions, then make sure you watch, listen to or read something lighter afterwards to balance it out.

Let's Get Personal

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Hubbie and I recently found ourselves engaging in two different... discussions. The first involved a whole lot of bickering... making for some cranky...

What's Up With All the Honking?

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Honking is something that feels OK for many of us to do, but feels terribly personal when it happens to us. Honking may create sound on the outside, but it happens because we're not too happy inside... and we need a release.

Ways You Are Sabotaging Yourself Without Realizing It

Tamsen_Fadal | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women

Despite the fact that I built my career in front of the camera, I truly believe that if you don't have internal peace and happiness and come from a good place, your inner discontent will always come to the surface.

Things You Learn When You're Lost on a Big, Fat Mountain

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Today's post is a bit different. It's a somewhat intense tale. Get ready. And please don't judge me. It begins after a good dose of "you can do it D...

Warning: Self-Kindness Can Be Habit-Forming!

Andrea Wachter | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

Changing old habits is not easy but neither is living with self-defeating ones. With awareness, willingness and practice, you can learn how to speak kindly to yourself and treat yourself sweetly. And before you know it, you will have picked up a healthy new habit!

Where Are You Leaning Your Ladder? (Thoughts During Handstand)

Mark W. Guay | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark W. Guay

As a Capricorn, I'm a mountain goat at heart -- persistent and tenacious. I charge headfirst up a mountain and yearn to dive into the deep-end. But then my shoulders shook and I wobbled in my handstand.

Talking Brave

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen Ann Kennedy

Talking brave is about changing your mindset and believing that you can have, do, and be all the things you want to have, do, and be. Life is short and time keeps ticking by. Don't waste another minute limiting yourself with wimpy words and negative self-talk. Talk brave; start today!

7 Ways to Practice Self-Acceptance

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

Remember, what you practice, you get better at. When you chose to practice self-acceptance, compassion, and kindness toward yourself and others, you'll cultivate peace, courage, and joy. That's a habit worth getting good at!

Change the Why

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 03.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Justine Brooks Froelker

I think we all struggle with this mean inner dialogue from time to time. I see it every day with my clients. My challenge to us all is to be nicer to ourselves. Especially to take the why out of our self-talk and replace it with how come or what.

This Is a Test -- Let's Play

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Once I decided to leave the gym I desperately tried to figure out what would replace it... the class or the boot camp or the activity that would be the right fit now.