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Lessons from a Recovering Doormat

Lessons from a Recovering Doormat

July 2011 Archives

Mustering Empathy

People can be annoying. NO doubt about it! But I do believe that even when someone does something you know they did purposely against you, there’s a reason, and it’s probably not you. Our behavior often reflects emotions that we’ve […]

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Thoughts on Forgiveness

I’m delight to have Tina Tessina, Ph.D. back as my guest. 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 California. […]

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Law of Attraction in Action: Daily Affirmations

This is post 147 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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Amy Winehouse: Fame & Fortune Don’t bring Happiness

For 8 years we’ve watched Amy Winehouse battle addictions. As a music journalist, I see too many music artists fall into addictive patterns. Drugs and alcohol are all around the music biz. I’ve been to backstage parties where cocaine was […]

Why People Run When Life is Good

Have you ever gotten close to someone, whether for romance or just friendship, and everything was going along perfectly when they disappeared? It’s happened to me several times. Women especially complain about this phenomenon in relationship to a guy they […]

Shift Your Gears Before You Make a Mistake

I’m delighted to have Peter D Demarest as my guest today. Peter is the co-author of Answering The Central Question and a co-founder and President of Axiogenics, a company that develops and delivers cutting-edge, science-based services that identify and unleash […]

Law of Attraction in Action: “Things Always Go Wrong”

This is post 146 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 […]

Staying Strong When It Hurts to Take a Stand

Letting go of old habits and people can be painful but it’s often necessary when you’re moving forward to leave DoorMatville and empower yourself. After my post on Monday, Baby Steppin’ to Bigger Success, a reader commented that she’s working […]

People Withdrawal

On Tuesday I had a Law of Attraction in Action post on Friendship and how we attract the kinds of people we accept as friends. Here I tell you how I changed the message I sent to attract better friends. […]

Unconditional Love

Today I’m thrilled to have Harold W. Becker as my guest today. His consulting company, Internal Insights, was formed in 1990 to “empower people through self awareness and unconditional love.”  In 2000 he founded The Love Foundation, Inc., an internationally […]

Law of Attraction in Action: Friendship

This is post 145 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 […]

Baby Steppin’ to Bigger Success

It’s natural to want whatever you do to take off like wildfire. When I have a book published, I want to sell a million copies immediately. People complain about how they began a blog and don’t have huge numbers reading […]

Spinning Negatives into Positives

I was recently driving home with a friend from a location that’s normally a 45-minute drive. As we got to highway that was the final leg of my trip, traffic stopped. It felt like it took forever to reach what […]

Interview with Jeffrey M. Reitzel

When I was recently at Book Expo America, I met Jeffrey M. Reitzel, author of The Millionaire Father and was blown away by his passion for helping men to find their way to being good fathers. He also encourages people […]

“I Love Me” Tip: Take a Time Out

When we’re kids, having a time out happens when we do something an adult doesn’t like or when our emotions get out of control. It’s meant as a way to break the triggers for behavior that’s unacceptable. As adults, a […]

Drop Grudges!

There’s an outdoor place I often go to write that I love when the when the weather is nice. I’m friendly with the guys who work there. One day 2 summers ago, Sam began to close off my favorite spot […]

Deprive Yourself When It Counts!

The title of this post may sound contradictory to what I usually say, since I encourage splurges as acts of self-love. But another factor of loving yourself is knowing when not to have something unhealthy or fattening. I thought about […]

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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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