Just A Bad Mood Or Are You Coming Unglued?


“In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” ~Albert Camus

About ten years ago, I stopped sleeping. It started on a vacation. The first night in this lovely beach rental, I couldn't fall asleep and stayed wide awake all night.

Of course I was a mess the next day, and the following night I was panicky that I wouldn't be able to fall asleep again.

This was the start of a spiral of insomnia, that led to anxiety about not sleeping, that led to total exhaustion, that led to strange physical symptoms, that caused more anxiety and worry.

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A Life Cleanse: Purge Yourself of a Toxic Mindset

“Cleanse your emotions, passions, impulses, attitudes, and reactions. That is the essence of spiritual discipline as laid down in all faiths.” ~Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Editor's Note: This post originally appeared on my friend Katie Tallo's blog, Momentum Gathering. Katie has just launched The 7-Week Life Cleanse, her beautiful new eBook. Click here to view more details

When you read the word “cleanse,” what comes to mind first? If we were playing a word association game, would the word “colon” pop right up? It does for me, but maybe I'm full of it.

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A 10-Step Guide to Boldly Break Through Your Limitations

“The  only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.”~ Arthur C. Clark

This is a guest post by Aileen Mahoney of Kaizen Vision.

How many times have you surprised yourself and done something you had once only hoped to do, or done something you thought was impossible?

Even though I’ve surprised myself many times, I can still get caught up in doubt. Often we think that once we achieve success or fulfill our dreams, we then get the prize of staying “there” for the rest of our lives.

Actually, there is no “there,” we’re always a work in progress with new heights to reach for and new breakthroughs before us.  

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Embrace Your Inner Adult

“A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

When I am coaching a client, often one of the most profound leaps they make is recognizing the personal power that accompanies adult decisions, outlooks, and behaviors.

Sometimes a person is so entrenched in reactive behaviors, old hurts, and learned perceptions that they don't realize they are trapped in a stage of childhood that limits their personal growth and relationships.

Much has been made of the concept of embracing one's inner child.

In this context, I'm referring to the therapeutic work (usually offered by mental health professionals) to help clients heal the emotional wounds and coping mechanisms that arise from adverse childhood experiences.

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Paralyzed By Your To-Do List? A Quick Guide to Prioritizing

“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.” ~Lin Yu Tang

Do you have so many tasks, projects or interests that you are paralyzed by confusion and indecision?

Are there so many things that you love to do, want to do, or have to do — that you don't know where to start first?

If you are like me, your inclination is to do what is easiest or most fun. But then a nagging feeling lurks around me about the chores that need my attention, and it undermines the pleasure of the task at hand.

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How To Design Your Own Life of Adventure

“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own.  No apologies or excuses.  No one to lean on, rely on, or blame.  The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it.  This is the day your life really begins.” – Bob Moawad

This is a guest post by Jasmine Stephenson of An Apple a Day.

My name is Jasmine. I graduated from the University of South Florida at the age of 21 with a bachelor's degree in psychology.

While going to school full time, I participated in extracurricular activities and worked full time at a law firm. After receiving my diploma, I moved to Arizona.

I found a great job at another law firm. I had my own apartment, and a dog.

Sounds pretty normal, right?

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Lost Your Mojo? 10 Ways to Get Your Groove Back

Remember how it felt on your best days when you were twenty-five?

The world was your oyster.

You were full of energy.

You didn't have too many responsibilities.

You were probably turning a few heads and tripping the light fantastic. Your mojo cup was full to the brim.

How's that cup looking now? Are you down to the dregs? You don't have to be old to feel the effects of mojo depletion.

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