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Lessons from a Recovering Doormat

Lessons from a Recovering Doormat

January 2012 Archives

Law of Attraction in Action: Be a Loving Person

Today is the last day of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jumpstarting your own self-love. This is post 173 in my series on the Law of Attraction in Action. You CAN use […]

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The Self-Loving Gift of Autonomy

Today is Day 30 of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jumpstarting your own self-love. DoorMats go along with what others want. MANY people look to others for a life and get obsessed […]

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The Joy Within

Today is Day 29 of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jumpstarting your own self-love. I’m happy to have Sheila Viers as my guest today. She’s a Life Coach and Co-founder of Live […]

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“I Love Me” Tip: Do Something Spontaneously

Today is Day 28 of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jumpstarting your own self-love. It can feel more comfortable to plan your activities in advance. No surprises, No risks. But doing something […]

Do You Have the Patience to Be Happy?

Today is Day 27 of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jumpstarting your own self-love. You have the patience to wait on line to buy a ticket to a movie you’re anxious to […]

How’s Your Relationship with YOU?

Today is Day 26 of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jumpstarting your own self-love. Today I have Teri Johnson, author of Overcoming the Nevers by Gardening Your life and Nurturing Seeds of […]

“I Love Me” Tip: Post Happy Thoughts

Today is Day 25 of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jumpstarting your own self-love. Often things that bother you can override the good you have. Studies have shown that negative emotions can […]

Law of Attraction in Action: Self-Appreciation

Today is Day 24 of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jumpstarting your own self-love. This is post 172 in my series on the Law of Attraction in Action. You CAN use your […]

How Do I Love Me? More Suggestions from Pros 2012

Today is Day 23 of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jumpstarting your own self-love. I recently asked some experts how they show themselves love and included some in a post, to give […]

Healing with Self-Love

  Today is Day 22 of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jumpstarting your own self-love. I’m delighted to have Alice McCall as my guest today. Alice is a Cellular Level Healing Consultant, […]

“I Love Me” Tip: Learn to Say “No”

Today is Day 21 of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jumpstarting your own self-love. I’ve encouraged you to say “no” many times yet I know how hard it is to begin to […]

“Am I Willing to Love Me?”

Today is Day 20 of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jumpstarting your own self-love. “Am I willing to love me?” I always wanted to love myself. It seemed like the right thing […]

Try Some Self-Compassion

Today is Day 19 of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jumpstarting your own self-love. I’m happy to have Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W., a Harvard Medical School-affiliated psychotherapist specializing in eating issues, and […]

“I Love Me” Tip: Commit to Doing One Small Task Every Day

Today is Day 18 of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jumpstarting your own self-love. I often get frustrated at how quickly my dinette table gets cluttered with stuff. It can seem overwhelming […]

Law of Attraction in Action: Following Your Passion

Today is Day 17 of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jumpstarting your own self-love. This is post 171 in my series on the Law of Attraction in Action. You CAN use your […]

Favor vs. Obligation

Today is Day 16 of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jumpstarting your own self-love. We often confuse doing someone a favor with feeling an obligation to do something for someone. DoorMats see […]

Get Your Creative Hat On!

Today is Day 15 of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jumpstarting your own self-love. I’m happy to have Melissa Dinwiddie, an artist, creative coach and inspirationalist known for getting people sparked, stoked […]

“I Love Me” Tip: Say, “I Approve of Myself”

Today is Day 14 of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jumpstarting your own self-love. Saying “I approve of myself as I am,” over and over, even if you don’t, can make it […]

Building Loving Energy

Today is Day 13 of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jumpstarting your own self-love. I’m delighted to have Laura M. Turner, M.Sc., CNHP back as my guest today. She’s an author, journalist […]

How Do I Love Me? Suggestions from Pros

Today is Day 12 of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jumpstarting your own self-love. I thought it would be helpful to ask some experts how they show themselves love, to give you […]

“I Love Me Tip: Make a Bad Habit Piggy Bank

Today is Day 11 of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jumpstarting your own self-love. We all have habits that we don’t like. It could be an addictive one like overeating, or the […]

Law of Attraction in Action: Accepting Kindness

Today is Day 10 of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jumpstarting your own self-love. This is post 170 in my series on the Law of Attraction in Action. You CAN use your […]

Self-Love vs. Selfish

Today is Day 9 of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jumpstarting your own self-love. There’s more than a fine line between being selfish and being loving to yourself. Yet some people confuse […]

Confessions of a Misguided Love Junkie

Today is Day 8 of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jumpstarting your own self-love. I’m delighted to have unconditional love expert Lisa McCourt as my guest today. I featured her video on […]

“I Love Me” Tip: Do Something Useless But Fun

Today is Day 7 of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jumpstarting your own self-love. We can get very practical in our decisions when we’re busy and these days who isn’t busy? In […]

Changing Your Thoughts to Build Self-Love

Today is Day 6 of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jumpstarting your own self-love. I’ve said before that my whole life changed when I read You Can Heal Your Life by Louise […]

Why Actress Kathryn Joosten (Desperate Housewives) Helps Lung Cancer Patients

Today is Day 5 of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jumpstarting your own self-love. Taking charge of your healthcare is self-love. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the […]

“I Love Me” Tip: Find the Exercise You Enjoy

Today is Day 4 of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jumpstarting your own self-love. I work out in the gym with a personal trainer and only work with weights. From the beginning, […]

Law of Attraction in Action: Appreciating Life Right Now

Today is Day 3 of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jumpstarting your own self-love. This is post 169 in my series on the Law of Attraction in Action. You CAN use your […]

The Joy of Being Imperfect

Today is Day 2 of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jumpstarting your own self-love. Many of us were brought up with very high standards. Your parents might have pushed you to get […]

Happy New Year Filled with Self-Love

Happy New Year!  I hope that your entry into 2012 was a happy one. As usual, I enjoyed doing my spiritual work to clear my energy for a good start to the next year of my life so I began […]

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Ditch the Victim Mentality
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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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