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Lessons from a Recovering Doormat

Lessons from a Recovering Doormat

January 1970 Archives

Law of Attraction in Action: Physical Excuses

This is post 115 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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I Challenge You to Love Yourself!

January Is Self-Love Month Most people I encounter say they want to love themselves. Most self-help books encourage you to build it. Loving yourself strengthens confidence, helps you accept yourself as you are, motivates taking care of self, and a […]

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Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving!

I used to love Thanksgiving Day for the food. For those of you living in other countries, we celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November. Families get together to have a big decadent meal, commonly featuring a turkey, sweet […]

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Law of Attraction in Action: Uncertainty

This is post 114 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 […]

Do You Live in Ruts?

Years ago someone told me that I lived in ruts. “No way!” I countered. I was making great progress to stop my people pleasing and feeling quite empowered. No ruts for me anymore. DoorMats live in ruts. when I was […]

Question: Are People Rude for Talking or Texting at a Meal?

The electronic age is taking over the lives of many people. It seems the younger someone is, the more they have some device almost affixed to them. Texting is immediate. Calls on cell phones constant. People feel more connected than […]

Profound Gratitude

I’m delighted to have Walter Green, author of This is the Moment: How One Man’s Yearlong Journey Captured the Power of Extraordinary Gratitude (Hay House, Oct. 2010), as my guest today. He has an amazing perception of gratitude and how […]

Law of Attraction in Action: “I Am!”

This is post 113 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 […]

Addicted to Pleasing

Some people tell me they can’t stop pleasing others, no matter how hard they try. They get fed up, say, “No more,” and then succumb when asked for more favors. They come to me asking what’s wrong with them. Why […]

Make Yourself VERY Uncomfortable

What do you do when something bothers you? Complain? Wish for change? Get into a bad mood? Or do you take action to change what feels bad? It’s more common to respond to things that don’t feel good to us […]

Listening to Your Spiritual GPS

I’m delighted to have Leonard Szymczak MSW, LCSW, a psychotherapist and educator for over 35 years, as my guest today. He was director of The Family Therapy Program at the Marriage and Family Centre in Sydney, Australia, and later served […]

Law of Attraction in Action: Writing Exercise #2

This is post 112 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 […]

Small Thank You’s, Big Rewards

You know it’s proper to say thank you when someone does you a favor or goes out of their way for you. That’s a basic bit of etiquette that’s logical and usually automatic. But I realize that I’ve also made […]

“They” Don’t Have to Understand

You set a boundary with a friend. You don’t want to do something they want you to and say so. Or perhaps you’re making a more empowering lifestyle change that a friend disagrees with. Or you may not want someone […]

Interview with Maria Papapetros

I’m delighted to have an interview today with Maria Papapetros, psychic and healer, who has made great strides in the field of para-psychology. Internationally renown for her work with individual clients and group workshops, Maria is a central energy source […]

Law of Attraction in Action: Difficulties

This is post 111 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 […]

Looking Up for Answers

When I have a problem, I try to figure out a solution. It’s the same when people come to me for advice. I do my best to offer something good for them to do. But there are times it’s hard […]

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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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