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Lessons from a Recovering Doormat

Lessons from a Recovering Doormat

July 2010 Archives

“This Is Self-Love”

Last week I was at a spiritual gathering and the leader asked for definitions of love. Eventually there was a tie-in to self-love. I defined love as caring enough about yourself to do whatever it takes to nurture every aspect […]

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Career Karma

I’m happy to have Vicki Salemi as my guest today. Vicki is an author, journalist, career expert, and public speaker with areas of expertise in careers/business and entertainment/lifestyle. She writes for a variety of publications covering careers/business and entertainment/lifestyle including […]

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President Obama Drove Down My Street!

Many diplomats and presidents drive nearby to where I live. But today I came out to find my quiet street lined with barricades. I was going somewhere and people eagerly waited for President Obama to drive by. I came back […]

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Law of Attraction in Action: Pessimism

This is post 97 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 […]

Question: How Do I Give Criticism Less Importance?

A reader commented on my post called Giving Back: Kind Words. She said that while she has a nice boss and knows she does a good job, her boss isn’t forthcoming with appreciation. She asked why it seems that people […]

“I love me” tip: Adjectives About You

Showing yourself love is the best step toward developing self-love. A good way to do that is by developing your self-appreciation. So I have an exercise to help you begin to do that. How do you see yourself? Happy? Attractive? […]

Taking a New Work Direction

I’m happy to have author of Kerry Hannon, What’s Next? Follow Your Passion and Find Your Dream as my guest today. In the current economy, many people are out of work or trying to change what they do to earn […]

Law of Attraction in Action: Closed Doors

This is post 96 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: Kind Words

I’ve been posting in my Giving Back series to alert you to the importance of paying forward for your blessings. DoorMats give to gain approval. Being liked is most important to them so they give to get approval and to […]

Be the Cream in an Oreo

Years ago I had a boyfriend who seemed to go from one extreme to another in everything. I asked him about it and he laughed when he said, “I don’t do middles well.” Living in extremes is what obsessive compulsive […]

Question: How Do I Get Away from Someone’s Control?

In an earlier post, Rhonda J asked. “What if those (individuals) in one’s life just can’t/won’t relinquish their ‘position of power’, over the DoorMat?” The short answer is Take Responsibility! No one can make you do what you don’t want […]

Interview with Liz Holzemer

I’m delighted to have an interview with Liz Holzemer today. When I heard her speak in April, I was so inspired by her courage and fortitude as she told the story of how she handled a scary diagnosis 10 years […]

Law of Attraction in Action: Gossip

This is post 95 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 […]

Lindsay Lohan’s Judge Got It Right!

Young people watch the antics of celebrities and think their bad behavior is okay since they get away with it. Nicole Richie drove drunk and went the wrong way and went to jail for a few hours. Many others have […]

Note to Self

I had a big response to Tuesday’s post in my Law of Attraction in Action series called “Something Good Will Come of This.” People wrote they need to etch this into their brain so they’d have it handy when something […]

Empowering Our Kids–Part 2

I always encourage building self-love and giving love to others. Kids need to feel loved, just as adults do, if not more. Simple loving gestures  can make a big difference in how they feel about themselves. I’m a huggy kind […]

Empowering Our Kids–Part 1

As a mother and former schoolteacher, I have strong feelings about the importance of empowering children. I don’t just mean your own. It’s important to be cognizant of how you speak with other people’s kids too! When I was on […]

Law of Attraction in Action: “Something Good Will Come from This”

This is post 94 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 […]

What’s YOUR Pleasure?

I was recently at an event that included a talk by Dr. Christiane Norhtrup, who I greatly admire for her work with women’s health, her book, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, and her great perspective in general. She mentioned that her […]

The Truth About Time

I’m delighted to have Laura Vanderkam as my guest today.  She’s the author of several books, including her new one, 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think. She puts a new spin on your perspective of time.  Four […]

Previous Posts

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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