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Day 5: Strengthen Boundaries

Day 5 of 12 Days of Emotional Sobriety Having strong emotional boundaries means knowing yourself – where you stop and others start. So many addicts get caught up in ‘emotional

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Day 3: Structure Your Time and Energy Wisely

Day 3 of 12 Days of Emotional Sobriety I did a test a few years ago that confirmed that I have a personality that “abhors routine”. I chuckled thinking that

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Day 2: Take 100% Responsibility for your Decisions and Attitudes

Day 2 of 12 Days of Emotional Sobriety One of the common emotional deficits that alcoholic/addicts face is the tendency to blame others for their own errors or slip-ups. Sometimes

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Day 1: Increase Self-Awareness

Day 1 of 12 Days of Emotional Sobriety I want your holiday season to be the best one ever. Improve each day by staying in touch with your thoughts, feelings

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Sobriety Matters: 12 Tips for Celebrating Sobriety This Holiday Season

The best gift you can give yourself and your loved ones is to take your sobriety seriously this holiday season. Over many years I’ve learned, both personally and professionally, that

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Is Fear Holding You Back?

We all feel fear at times. It’s human – it’s built in; it signals danger and if we listen, we move in the other direction. But too many people are

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Stay focused on Self Love this Valentine’s Day!

Stay focused on Self Love this Valentine’s Day. That way, if you don’t have a significant other, you can still enjoy the day because of  the love you show to

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Can you receive as well as you can give?

Most of the attention this time of year is on giving – I get it. It’s the time for many of us to express our love and appreciation for others by
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7 Keys to Happiness

Could you use more happiness in your life? I’m Sue Diamond Potts and I recently learned what factors are involved in the lives of the happiest people in the world.

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The 4 Agreements for Peace of Mind

Going on Retreat At the end of August each year I attend a 2-week meditation retreat. This is an important time for me to exit from my busy life and

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Did You Know… When It Comes To Couples Therapy, Timing Matters – Part 2

  On our last post, we touched on the fact many couples wait until after they are married or until their relationship is falling apart to seek help. In fact, according

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Celebrating Fathers with Feelings

  As Father’s Day approaches, I wanted to share about the men I help and the problems they want to overcome. While research shows that boys, generally speaking, tend not

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Self-Hate or Self-Love Challenge – A Summary

SELF-LOVE: The Big Winner I couldn’t be more thrilled with the overwhelming response to our 14 Days of Self-Love challenge this month. We reached over 5,000 people with numerous likes,

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Self-Hate or Self-Love – What’s My Choice?

I believe there is a universal desire in all of us to love and be loved.  We want to be connected to others who see us as good people, who

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My Love of India

Even though I’ve been back from India for several weeks now, as I promised, here is a follow up of my short, but intensely beautiful trip. As part of this,

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Wisdom and Wholeness

I’ve been in India for the last 10 days and it is HOT, unseasonably so.  I was told that October is the nicest time to visit due to the moderate

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Thought for today: April 1, 2015

Spend time with yourself – alone, not doing anything, just being. Be nice to yourself – treat yourself like a best friend. Say that you are “precious” because it’s true.

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Thought for today: March 25, 2015

If we stay present with ourselves, life opens up to reveal all roads ahead – we have choice to respond, to act, to move towards the infinite. When we are

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Thought for today: March 24, 2015

What if what was hidden inside was not awful. How wonderful to be able to explore what is within – that can be uncovered, discovered and welcomed. Imagine that all

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Thought for today: March 18, 2015

Look into yourself through a golden thread veil at who you really are. No need to avoid anything – no need to hide from the truth, or lie to yourself.

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Thought for today: March 13, 2015

Be Yourself – accomplish your dreams! – sounds obvious, but not really. How often do you think, “I’m not as good as…they won’t like me…or accept me…? Then the merry-go-round

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Thought for today: March 10, 2015

“The Habit of Everything” – The reason I say this is because habit is pervasive and it keeps us from making mindful choices. It is about unconscious, automatic reactions to

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Thought for today: March 7, 2015

There is so much more to who we are than our physical form. It’s sometimes difficult to remember that when our culture promotes so much attention on our outward appearance.

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Thought for today: March 6, 2015

It’s a fact that we don’t recognize our Greatness enough. Instead, we are conditioned to think negatively of ourselves – see our faults, what we do wrong, why others couldn’t

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Are you as smart as an 8 Year old?

Unexpected Surprises  I love brain science.  It fascinates me and I appreciate how much it helps us to understand why we do the things we do – both the things

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Christmas Shopping

“When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping” is an expression that fits this type of spender. Under stress, shopping relieves anxiety and provides a temporary ‘high’ in the
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Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

What I find hopeful is that many more people today are waking up to the fact that we can be the authors of a new generation of memes. It is
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Gift Giving With Meaning

With the holiday season around the corner, the necessity of gift giving is on most of our minds. Many of us feel pressured to provide and ‘prove’ our love for