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Lessons from a Recovering Doormat

Lessons from a Recovering Doormat

October 2010 Archives

Say “Yes” Slowly

DoorMats have a hard time saying “no.” I understand that. When you want to be liked, it’s hard to turn people down. But even if you can’t turn people down when they ask for a favor easily, you can control […]

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Being an Adult with Your Parents

I’m delight to have Tina Tessina, Ph.D. back as my guest blogger. Her articles always bring a great response as she has such a great take on life’s ups and downs. Tina is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in […]

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Law of Attraction in Action: Living in the Present

This is post 110 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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Practice What You Speak

Feng Shui has always interested me. It’s the art of arranging your apartment in ways that attract more of what you want and allow energy to flow freely through it. There’s a lot more to it and I wanted to […]

Loaning Money

I have a strict policy about loaning money that can be summed up on one word–DON’T! I avoid doing it in most cases. Loaning money creates problems if the person isn’t able to pay it back on time, or forgets […]

Interview with W.D. Wetherell

I’m delighted to have an interview with W.D. Wetherell, award-winning author of over a dozen books including Soccer Dad and Morning. His short stories have appeared in many publications including Kenyon Review, Tri-Quarterly, New England Review, Atlantic, Southern Review, and […]

Law of Attraction in Action: “It’s Not About Money”

This is post 109 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 […]

Solo Forgiving with Ho’oponopono

Last week in the guest post on The Huna Way of Forgiveness, by Dr. Matthew B. James discussed the act of forgiving others and asking for forgiveness. Several people commented that they wouldn’t be able to actually do it face […]

January Is Self-Love Month!

In my Law of Attraction: Holding Onto Faith post, I mentioned a big project I’m doing. I’m excited to announce that I’ve registered January as Self-Love Month in the National Special Events Registry. It’s time–actually way overtime–that this essential catalyst […]

Effective Forgiving

I’m delighted to have Matthew B. James, Ph.D., international trainer, lecturer, educator, and president of American Pacific University and the Empowerment Partnership as my guest today. His work is dedicated to creating personal transformation by teaching Huna, the ancient science […]

Law of Attraction in Action: Selfishness

This is post 108 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 […]

Hot & Cold People Part 2

On Friday I wrote a post about Hot & Cold People and got some negative comments about it. I want to address some of the points to clarify my message: If someone is often moody–hot & cold, on and then […]

Hot & Cold People

I just saw a woman who’s lived in my building for years. I know she saw me as we passed in the lobby but she ignored me. She’s done this before. Yet I can go for weeks where she greets […]

Why Failure Shouldn’t Stop You

I’m happy to have Angela Artemis, a freelance journalist, blogger, clairvoyant medium and intuitive consultant as my guest today. She’s also a financial salesperson experienced in financial planning, private banking and real estate finance. Her ability to navigate a demanding finance career while developing spiritually and psychically have […]

Law of Attraction in Action: Responding to Negatives

This is post 107 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 […]

Say YES to Fun!

I have an overfilled plate these days and often get buried in work. My focus can stay on what needs to be done and make me forget to be loving to me. I’ve turned down invitations to events and put […]

Why I Deserve the Best

Deserve. That’s a word DoorMats rarely use about themselves. Deserve. Since it means to merit or be worthy of someone good, it’s hard to wrap your head around that word if you feel lousy about who you are. As 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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