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Lessons from a Recovering Doormat

Lessons from a Recovering Doormat

August 2010 Archives

Law of Attraction in Action: Thinking Big

This is post 102 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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Say You’re Sorry If You Are

I’ve written about why it’s not good to say, “I’m sorry” out of habit, if you’re not sorry. DoorMats apologize whether they did something wrong or not. They often apologize for everything that goes wrong, whether they caused the problem […]

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Peace Begins with YOU

As I left DoorMatville, when people asked what I was striving for, a peaceful life was it. When I left my marriage and moved out on my own, I’d look for ways to keep my life peaceful but it was […]

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Daylle on Fox’s the Strategy Room

I was recently on The Strategy Room with Alan Colmes on Fox News. He’s a fantastic person and I love being interviewed by him. It’s my second time on his show to talk about THIS blog. If you’d like to […]

Welcoming Quiet Into Your Life

I’m delighted to have Debrena Jackson Gandy as my guest today. She’s a transformational speaker, workshop leader, business consultant, personal growth coach, and best-selling author of Sacred Pampering Principles and All the Joy You Can Stand. Welcoming Quiet Into Your […]

Law of Attraction in Action: Desire

This is post 101 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 […]

10 Questions for Reflecting

Sometimes I give clients exercises to do to make them more aware of how they see themselves. Becoming more aware of your own perception, and sometimes that of others, can help you see where you need to grow more and […]

Your Unique Journey

People often tell me they’re tired of being a DoorMat and want to be like me. They ask how can they follow in my footsteps? I’ll give as many tools here in my blog and my books for you to […]

Why Doing Yoga Says “I Love Me”

I’m happy to have Max Strom as my guest today. He’s a teacher, speaker, and author is known for inspiring and impacting the lives of his students and has become one of the most respected teachers of personal transformation and […]

Law of Attraction in Action: Rejection

Wow! This is post 100 in my series on the Law of Attraction in Action. People didn’t think this series would last too long since I’d run out of topics–but I’m far from that! The Law of Attraction encompasses every […]

Question: Am I Stupid for Being a DoorMat?

In my first post on Beliefnet, someone asked if his stupidity led to his blindness or did his blindness lead to his stupidity. I need to address this as I do believe that many of you probably feel this way. […]

“I’m Not Gonna Take It Anymore!”

This week JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater quit his job. What distinguishes him from the many other people who quit their jobs is how he did it. He reached his breaking point, cursed a passenger out on the loud speaker, […]

Does Your Electronic Device Own You?

When I walk down the streets of NYC, I get annoyed at people who don’t look where they’re going because they’re too busy texting. They get in my way as I speed along and sometimes I almost get hit my […]

Law of Attraction in Action: Subtle Cheating

This is post 99 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 […]

Be the Gift that Keeps on Giving

Do you like gifts? Who doesn’t? You all have the ability to give yourself the most special gift–yourself! It’s a gift that can only come from you. This unique, cherished blessing can be yours now! It’s the gift that will […]

Question: Do People Smell DoorMats?

A reader complained about getting taken advantage of because of being a bit too giving. She asked if people like her have an aura about them that controllers seek out. Others have asked if people can sniff a DoorMat coming […]

Make Each Day a Good One

I recently heard people being interviewed on the radio about the bad weather we were having. They were asked how they felt from all the the heat and humidity. One after another, people complained about it. I agreed with what […]

Managing Goals

Some people have a hard time finding a goal to pursue. Others, like me, can develop so many goals that it feels like I’m juggling an overabundance of balls over my tired head and nothing gets done. I’m happy to […]

Law of Attraction in Action: Tolerance

This is post 98 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 […]

I Love Me! Tip: Splurge on Something Small But Special

Do you spend more money on others than on you? That keeps self-esteem from blossoming. For my book How Do I Love Me? Let Me count the Ways, I asked people how they showed themselves love. I was enchanted by […]

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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 with, “because I allow myself to be a victim.” People

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 leave or mean “no” or cut visits if ignored? Decide how

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 to achieving goals are the labels you put on yourself.

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 himself.” Having DMS (DoorMat Syndrome) made me a People Pleaser wh

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 they’re trying to manifest if something doesn’t work out

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

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