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Lessons from a Recovering Doormat

Lessons from a Recovering Doormat

June 2010 Archives

Law of Attraction in Action: Energy

This is post 93 in my series on the Law of Attraction in Action. You CAN use your power to attract all that you need. I do it every day! Read all the posts in my Law of Attraction in […]

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Question: How Do I Deal with Mom Guilt?

A reader shared in a comment on a previous post that she has an elderly mother who has always used quilt to get what she wants. She sees this as an emotional hold on the family. Her mother makes her […]

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You CAN do What You Couldn’t

What criticism kicked your self-esteem to the curb? What memories from childhood or relationships or jobs that didn’t work out or mistakes that embarrassed you do you still hold onto. I’ve said before that the past holds us back. Old […]

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Embracing SUCCESS: inteview with Kathy Kaehler

I’m delighted to have an interview with celebrity trainer/nutritionist, Kathy Kaehler. Kathy has trained celebrity moms such as Julia Roberts, Michelle Pfeiffer and Denise Richards. I consider taking care of your body as an act of love. She lives by […]

Law of Attraction in Action: Your Spiritual Parachute

This is post 92 in my series on the Law of Attraction in Action. You CAN use your power to attract all that you need. I do it every day! Read all the posts in my Law of Attraction in […]

Giving Back: Baby Steppin’ Random Acts of Kindness

I remember years ago when I first heard about the concept of practice random acts of kindness. The exact quote, “Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty” is said to have been coined by peace activist Anne Herbert. These […]

Question: How Can I Stop Too Much Babysitting?

In a comment on my post on Turning Over Your Welcome Mat, Ginger complained that her son and daughter-in-law take advantage of her by putting her on the spot to babysit for her 3 undisciplined grandchildren who are under 5 […]

Getting Along with Everyone

Today I have Tamara Overlee, author of The Truth of Life From the World of Love and Spirit. Her article emphasizes how we should treat one another if we are to make the world a better place. Learning of CompassionAutomatic […]

Law of Attraction in Action: Cause & Effect

This is post 91 in my series on the Law of Attraction in Action. You CAN use your power to attract all that you need. I do it every day! Read the posts in this series to see how. I […]

Redefining Winning

On Saturday the US played England in soccer. It was the first time that they’ve played each other in many years. Last time the US won. This time the Brits were primed to beat us. Their fans taunted the Americans, […]

Saying “No” to People Pleaser Prison

Last week I talked about the importance of speaking up for YOU, your needs and your time in my post called Turning Over Your Welcome Mat. I call it personal freedom because tying up your time for others keeps you […]

Embracing SUCCESS: Interview with Gary Player

I’m honored to have an interview with Gary Player, one of golf’s greatest champions. As one of the “Big Three” of golf’s golden era (with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer), he helped launch golf as a major international sport. He […]

Question: Am I a DoorMat?

Many of the comments for my posts tell me a story and then ask, “Am I a DoorMat?” To paraphrase an old saying: If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck and talks like a duck… Do […]

Law of Attraction in Action: Silence

This is post 90 in my series on the Law of Attraction in Action. You CAN use your power to attract all that you need. I do it every day! Read all the posts in my Law of Attraction in […]

My Giving Back Dream Becoming Real

For me, giving back is an ongoing blessing. That’s why it’s so gratifying to read all your thoughts about why you want to become more empowered. And I appreciate those of you who gave advice to others who posted comments. […]

Turning Over Your Welcome Mat

Have been on agreeable autopilot for most of your life? Getting at least somewhat comfortable with expressing yourself will feel liberating. If you’re hesitant to speak your mind or turn down requests that will inconvenience you, imagine the consequences and […]

Resolving Conflict

DoorMats have a tough time resolving conflicts. Often we do what we can to avoid them to the point of generating serious negative emotions from not addressing what bothers us. If we reach the breaking point, our handling of the […]

Through Whose Eyes Do You See?

I never stop being astounded by what clients tell me they hear from others and adopt as their truth about themselves. Just because someone says, “You’ll never amount to anything,” especially years ago, doesn’t mean it’s true, unless you make […]

Law of Attraction in Action: Worry

This is post 89 in my series on the Law of Attraction in Action. You CAN use your power to attract all that you need. I do it every day! Read the posts in this series to see how. A […]

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Ditch the Victim Mentality
A common thread among clients who come to me for self-empowerment counseling is “Why do people use me?” And they groan, “Why me?” And they whine, “I’ll never get what I want because of _____.”  I tell them to fill in that blank ...

posted 10:41:37pm Jul. 21, 2014 | read full post »

Standing Up for Yourself
You may be angry at many people and want to tell them all of. But you need to –prepare to take a stand first. Before taking a stand, ask, “Am I WILLING to be serious?” You may want to stop unacceptable behavior, but are you willing to ...

posted 12:01:04pm Jul. 18, 2014 | read full post »

Law of Attraction in Action: What You Think Of Yourself
This is post 290 in my series on the Law of Attraction in Action. You CAN use your power to manifest your desires. I do it every day! Read all the posts in my Law of Attraction in Action Series to see how. Very often, your biggest roadblocks ...

posted 8:44:56pm Jul. 16, 2014 | read full post »

Why People Become DoorMats/People Pleasers
George Bernard Shaw said, “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to ...

posted 2:09:35pm Jul. 14, 2014 | read full post »

Law of Attraction in Action: “It’s for the best”
This is post 289 in my series on the Law of Attraction in Action. You CAN use your power to attract all that you need. I do it every day! Read all the posts in my Law of Attraction in Action Series  to see how. People get confused when ...

posted 12:01:14pm Jul. 08, 2014 | read full post »

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