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Flat Tire?

You can’t just remove a flat tire and keep on driving. When a tire (a coping technique or a habit?) doesn’t work anymore, it needs to be removed and replaced with a new one. I know that may sound really obvious, but every day I watch people remove a destructive coping mechanism and try to …

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Feel Good Friday – Move It!

#FeelGoodFriday! Did you know that even a short burst of physical activity can activate the “feel good” parts of the brain? It’s true. Runners often experience a very distinct “high” feeling, sometimes even without running for a great distance. Physical activity stimulates circulation, respiration, and can kick up some neurotransmitters in the brain called endorphins. …

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Opportunity

Opportunity often comes in disguised in the form of misfortune or temporary defeat. -Napoleon Hill Sometimes before we regain our freedom, we encounter temporary setbacks. It’s really essential that we view these steps as growth and learning opportunities. We (obviously) shouldn’t try to slip or be deliberately careless, but any relapse holds a lesson. Relapse …

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Monday Mission

My Monday Mission: Today I will diligently seek (and will certainly see) beauty around me as proof that hope is always a rational choice. Holding hope changes how I feel. In fact, holding hope can alter the chemistry within my brain, reducing stress hormones. Hope is neither naive nor foolish. Hope is healthy! Today I …

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