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Why Divorce Hurts So Much

Oct 08, 2018
"Why does divorce have to hurt so much?"
 
A client asked me that the other day, and for a split second I almost instinctively commiserated with her. But then I paused, thought a moment and answered.
 
It doesn't. Divorce doesn't hurt.
 
(wait, what!?) Please don't...
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Life Is So Complicated, They Need a School For It

Oct 07, 2018

When people balk at the idea of a "life coach" (which, btw, I was totally one of those people back in the day) or don't understand how in the world that is a necessary profession, I will remind them of this:

Most people are going through life, playing the game, but not knowing any of the rules...

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The Power in Observing Your Thoughts

Oct 06, 2018
 
THIS right here. Developing this skill is MONEY if you want to continue to gain more control over your life and your emotions.
 
What other people say and do is their business. Period. It has nothing to do with you and no effect on your emotions until you have a thought about...
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What If...

Oct 05, 2018
These two words are often followed by a horrific imagining of worst-possible outcomes. And after divorce, the "what ifs" seem to get even darker.
 
"What if this is it? What if I'm alone forever? What if something is wrong with me? What if I can't make it on my own? What if my entire...
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I Can't Stand "Those People"

Oct 04, 2018
You know what I absolutely can't stand?! People who are unreliable and flaky. People who tell me they are going to do something and then don't do it. People who make plans with me and then just don't show up. People who are undisciplined and disrespectful enough to have me depend on them for...
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The Luxury of Perfectionism

Oct 03, 2018
For my entire life, I have identified as a Perfectionist. A textbook Type-A personality. A goodie-two-shoes. A total over-achiever. These titles have shaped my thoughts and opinions of myself for the last 36+ years.
 
Perfectionist: It's who I AM.
 
I was totally OK with this thought....
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Your Past Is Fact and Can't Be Changed - So Now What?

Oct 02, 2018
This might be tough to hear, but the realization of this has blown me away.
 
The Past is FACT.
 
Fact. As in, truth. As in, can never be changed. As in, OVER, Done-Zo, Out of our control.
 
This applies to everything from what you ate for your last meal to whether or not you were...
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Freaking Out - "This Is Your Brain on New"

Oct 01, 2018

Have you ever noticed how, juuuust when you're about to do something big and amazing, your mind goes into a total tailspin of gloom and doom? That's just good ole Brain doing what she does best... worrying and fretting and freaking out.

Did you know that this is 100% normal and actually a sign of...

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