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Soul-Talk: You Don't Have To Be An Addict To Recover

Russell Bishop | Posted 05.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

While the distinction between addict and addictive behavior may seem like splitting hairs, successful recovery may in fact lie in a seemingly-small distinction.

Soul-Talk: How To Move From Righteousness To Right-Use-Ness

Russell Bishop | Posted 05.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Do you ever find yourself getting just a little irritated with people who can be so darned self-righteous? You know the people I mean -- the ones who are so far beyond being right that there's just no room for anyone else to even have a thought on the subject?

Soul-Talk: Are You Courageous Or Just Self-Righteous?

Russell Bishop | Posted 04.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

True courage takes many forms, few of them characterized by bravado and none of them insensitive or unkind. That doesn't mean true courage can't appear to be insensitive or unkind

Soul-Talk: Are You Stuck In The Toxic Apology Trap?

Russell Bishop | Posted 04.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Surely you have had someone give you a half-hearted apology that left you feeling cold inside. In fact, haven't you been the one giving that "I'm-kind-of-sort-of-sorry" apology yourself?

Soul-Talk: Can Forgiveness Be Its Own Form Of Poison?

Russell Bishop | Posted 04.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

But how do you move from resentment, upset and blame into acceptance, understanding and true forgiveness? The answer lies in forgiving yourself. Not forgiving yourself for an action, thought, word or deed aimed at another, but forgiving yourself for having judged yourself in the first place.

Soul-Talk: Are You Drinking Your Own Poison?

Russell Bishop | Posted 08.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Are you slowly dying in your own self-made poisonous rut of upset and resentment and calling it life instead? Are you drinking the poison of continuous upset hoping the other person will change?

Soul-Talk: What Can You Do With All That Upset?

Russell Bishop | Posted 03.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

How much upset have you experienced in your life so far? How much more upset would you like to endure going forward? Bizarre questions, perhaps, and yet if you are willing to dig into them a bit, you might be able to dig out from under all that hurt and upset in your life.

Soul-Talk: Make Your Seemingly-Impossible Dream Come True

Russell Bishop | Posted 03.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Taking that first step is what allows the miracle to kick in -- the more steps you take, the closer you get to your impossible good coming true. And the closer you get, the more choices you are likely to discover.

Finding Your Blessings: Does It Take A Leap Of Faith?

Russell Bishop | Posted 03.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

How can you discover opportunity or an unseen blessing when life presents you with what may seem like an unwelcome event?

Soul-Talk: Why Your New Year's Resolution Just Won't Work

Russell Bishop | Posted 03.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Ever wonder why those New Year's resolutions don't ever seem to work out? If you want things to be different this time around, what you really need to do is ask yourself a few more questions rather than seeking a few more goals.

Give Yourself The Gift Of Peace

Russell Bishop | Posted 03.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

The absence of peace can be experienced in any number of ways ranging from stress, anxiety and disturbance to upset, anger and hostility. Sure, there are all kinds of disruptive events in life, and yet some manage to walk through the disturbances relatively unperturbed, while others are much more agitated.

Self-Talk vs. Soul-Talk: Is It All Just Psychobabble?

Russell Bishop | Posted 03.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

No matter what befalls you, you still have choices about how you respond. As you choose your response, you create your experience.

Are You Sleepwalking Through Your Life?

Russell Bishop | Posted 12.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

The choice is always yours -- you can keep listening to the Self-Talk cautioning you against pursuing what matters most or you can listen to your Soul-Talk reminding that you already possess that which you seek.

Soul-Talk: Satisfaction Now? Satisfaction Later? Which Is It?

Russell Bishop | Posted 12.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

True gratification is neither immediate nor is it delayed. True gratification is an odd combination of both, an ongoing experience of fulfillment that combines what is in front of you with your larger aspirations in life.

Soul-Talk: Are You Substituting Criticism For Caring?

Russell Bishop | Posted 12.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

If you have a natural bent toward criticism, your favorite target is most likely your own self! If you are your own worst critic, then what you dish out to the rest of us probably doesn't even register as criticism.

Self-Talk vs. Soul-Talk: Are You Listening?

Russell Bishop | Posted 12.10.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Have you ever worked your butt off to get something and then wound up disappointed when it finally showed up? Most of us have experienced this kind o...