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Lessons from a Recovering Doormat

Lessons from a Recovering Doormat

April 2011 Archives

10 Tips for Effective Asking

On Monday I discussed why so many of us have a hard time asking for what we need. Tuesday I discussed how the Law of Attraction can help you with Asking for Support. Now I’ll give you tools for getting […]

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Empowered Communication

I’m very happy to have Stacey Hanke, founder of 1st Impression Consulting, Inc., as my guest today. The author of Yes You Can!: Everything You Need From A to Z to Influence Others to Take Action, Stacey has trained over […]

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“I Love Me” Tip: Write a Script to Help You Ask

Since I’m focusing on learning to ask for what you need, here’s a practice I found helps me to ask. How does this relate to self-love? Asking for what you wants is an act of self-love. When you ask and […]

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Law of Attraction in Action: Asking for Support

This is post 136 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: Why do I have such a hard time asking for help?

I hear this question all the time. It’s tough for many of us to ask for favors or help or anything else we need. I hear it from both men and women, and people of all ages. You don’t have […]

Finding the Empowered Person in YOU

I was unhappy for many years as I struggled to come up for air in the midst of people pleasing. I felt like I was lost, even though I knew how to get to the place I lived. But I […]

Management Lessons Learned from a Dog

When 91–year–old legendary management guru Martin Levin decided to adopt a dog named Angel, he expected an interesting experience, but not a challenging one. He soon learned that he was very wrong. Following one of the guiding mantras of his […]

“I love me” tip: Throw Yourself a Kiss

Do you kiss the people you love? I always do. I greet friends and family with a kiss and of course I kiss a boyfriend a lot. Kisses express caring and love. They feel good to the one you’re kissing. […]

Law of Attraction in Action: “Am I Ready For…”

This is post 133 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 […]

Upgrading Your Expectations of People

Expectations can take on a fantasy-like quality when they’re based on perfection. People pleasers try to be perfect for others and expect to receive back in the same perfect way. But they learn over and over that people don’t work […]

Enjoy Being Happy

I meet many people who make tons of money. They have enough to do whatever they’d like and almost automatically buy lots of expensive things. But, they’re so busy trying to make more money that they don’t make real time […]

Cheryl Harvey Hill—A Remarkable Woman! Part 2

Yesterday I wrote about the amazing Cheryl Harvey Hill. A proud military woman married to a military man who she loves and cherishes, and vice versa, Cheryl has overcome obstacles that most people wouldn’t even try to take on. Here’s […]

Cheryl Harvey Hill—One Remarkable Woman!

Today I have a very special guest—Cheryl Harvey Hill. She’s not famous and I doubt you’ve heard of her. But to me, Cheryl is a hero. At only 5′ 2 ½ tall and less than 100 pounds, Cheryl is one […]

Law of Attraction in Action: Appreciation vs. Gratitude

This is post 134 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 […]

Try Try!

I was recently at a playground with a toddler. Most of the kids were older. As he watched older boys going on the bigger swing with no safety bars, he he wanted to go on it too. I told him […]

You Can’t Fix Anyone But You

I was watching a TV talk show and a woman in a bad relationship went on and on about how she read every book she could to learn how to fix her guy and she was frustrated that he hadn’t […]

Finding Your Happy

What makes you happy? I mean really happy, the kind that keeps you content through life’s ups and downs. I used to think that when I had more money to buy the stuff I wanted I’d be happy. But when […]

“I love me” Tip: Affirm That You Deserve Good

When I was a DoorMat, I had no self-love and never even considered that I deserved anything better than what I had. People told me I did. So did self-help books. But I knew until I told that to me […]

Law of Attraction in Action: Checking Your Mirror

This is post 133 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 […]

“Thank YOU Self!”

I often promote gratitude. It’s a great way to feel good and helps you attract more goodies. Now it’s time to turn that onto YOU. It’s so easy to take yourself for granted or lose your perspective if you’re busy […]

Question: How can I Help My Child Cope with Worrying?

Last Friday my post was What, Me Worry? A reader asked for help with dealing with her child’s fears. Since we all get scared of the unknown sometimes, I’m answering here. Kids and adult can both think ahead and imagine […]

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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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