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Selfish Love, Part Deux

Selfish Love, Part Deux

As promised, this month we will take a closer look at Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) and by the end of it, you’ll see that being under the effects of a narcissist is not loving at all, but is in fact a form of abuse. Is it selfish? Absolutely, yes. Is it...

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Intentions VS Resolutions

Intentions VS Resolutions

“The starting point of every dream is the creative power that fulfills all our needs, whether for money, relationships, spiritual awakening, or love. Intention is the starting point of every dream.” ~Deepak Chopra It’s January 2019, a new year, a clean slate and we...

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Refresh in the New Year!

Refresh in the New Year!

It’s the New Year and a great way to start off the year is by finding things that will help you take better care for yourself. By caring for yourself, you are telling yourself that you are worth making time for. I challenge you to find healthy things that you enjoy...

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Shed the Toxic!

Shed the Toxic!

Most people I meet are looking to be a “good person.” In fact, this seems to be a core concept of childhood; being good or bad. As an adult, this notion of being “good” makes us susceptible to toxic people. I am not sure what is multiplying toxic people in our lovely...

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New Years Goals – 2019

New Years Goals – 2019

Happy New Year! Coming up with resolutions for the new year has become sort of a tradition, but are you creating good resolutions that will benefit your mind, body, and spirit? Negative resolutions such as “I want to lose 20 pounds,” “I want to be in a relationship,”...

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Using Our Senses in 2019

Using Our Senses in 2019

Happy New Year! Coming up with resolutions for the new year has become sort of a tradition, but are you creating good resolutions that will benefit your mind, body, and spirit? Negative resolutions such as “I want to lose 20 pounds,” “I want to be in a relationship,”...

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Let there be joy!

Let there be joy!

Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent mental disorder seen in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States or roughly 18% of the population. When that anxiety escalates to a panic attack, sometimes seemingly out of nowhere, it can turn your world,...

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Hitting the Sweet Spot with Hypnosis

Hitting the Sweet Spot with Hypnosis

We feel grief from losing something that is important to us; it can be a job, a friend, a marriage, a family member or an animal. Watching someone we love die, person or animal, is obscenely cruel, yet somehow miraculous, simultaneously.  The pain we feel is intense...

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The Unexamined Life

The Unexamined Life

Many of us have our feet firmly planted on the path of self improvement and personal development while others may frequently wander on and off that particular, bumpy road. Regardless, I believe we all generally want more for ourselves; better relationships, more...

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Selfish Love

Selfish Love

When I was a little girl, I loved and feared my parents. Perhaps, fear was predominate. If you are 35 or older, very likely your parents raised you the same way. It was the era of Authoritarian Parenting, with strict boundaries and rules about what you can and cannot...

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The advantages of self-pay

The advantages of self-pay

~Never allow someone to be your priority, while allowing yourself to be their option. -Mark Twain Selfish love…is that not an oxymoron?  Is it ever selfish to love?  Your first response would likely be, "no.”  Then why, I ask, do so many of us feel it is selfish to...

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