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Response Ability

Soul-Talk: Are You Perpetuating Your Own Troubles?

Russell Bishop | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

The moment you accept responsibility for your reactions to anything that is happening around you, you have no way back. The moment you recognize that you are the one choosing your reactions, the blame and complain game ceases to have power over you.

The Transformational Power Of 'Response-Ability'

Russell Bishop | Posted 03.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Steven Serba wrote to me with a great example of the messiness of being directionally correct and still achieving a great personal outcome. His is a story of overcoming addiction and homelessness through the power of personal response-ability.

Have You Ever Generalized, Deleted Or Distorted The Truth?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

You already know the generalization approach: "These things never...," "I always...," etc. With deletions, the critic simply omits inconvenient data points, and the distortion approach simply twists what has been said to fit the argument.

Are You A Winner Or A Whiner?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Choosing to whine and blame is a choice just as much as choosing to do something about your circumstances, but one is more likely to produce a meaningful result than the other.

Four Keys To Success In 2011

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

I know all too well that getting unstuck is rarely going to be easy and that working around what's in the way is often messy. However, there are four basic keys I have discovered that you can apply.

Are You Part Of The Solution Or Part Of The Problem?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Is it not time to look at your own self in the mirror and ask what can you do to work around the predicaments in which you might find yourself?

Are You Making Your Life More Difficult Than Necessary?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

The mirror concept suggests that when we perceive something in another, or react to something in another, what we are really doing is seeing a reflection of our own selves in the other person's behavior.

Are You Better Off Accepting Or Resisting What's Going On?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Some are stuck in downright blame while others are doing their best to make lemonade out of the lemons. The latter approach is one I call "acceptance" while the former is one I call "resistance."

Are You Desperate for Stability?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

When will we ever see a return to stability? If stability is what you are looking for, well, good luck! Stability is just as much a myth as the co...

Election Anxiety: Advice From Abraham Lincoln

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

By the time the votes are tabulated and our choice for President is confirmed, we will find ourselves standing at a critical fork in the road, one tha...