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Self-talk for the dark days of a miscarriage

Miscarriages can be traumatic on so many levels: the grief, the shame, the fear, the physical and emotional pain, the feeling of being alone as misguided people tell you it…

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Self-talk to courageously bloom into the person you can be

This time of year is such a delight. The days get longer and there is more light. The flowers are blooming. It feels like a new beginning, like new things…

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The power in telling yourself you are done

    “I am done!”   I have felt power each time I have declared this to myself.   This kind of declaration often came from a dark place:  I was in…

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How love speaks to you

Think of someone that you have a good relationship with that you love and who loves you back, and who is kind to you. It can be anyone that you…

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Self-talk can help you be more courageous as you navigate your life

This summer, I climbed a path made of uneven stones that leads to a hilltop that has been a site of spiritual devotion for thousands of years. A church has…

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Self-talk to get back at it after summer

After the slowness of summer, it was time to get back at it. Thing was – I had lost my momentum. I came back to my desk with some confusion.…

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I focus on own business and not yours in my self-talk

I watched the movie Mary Poppins recently with my daughter. We were both so charmed and amused. My mother told us that it had been her favourite movie as a…

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When I can’t sleep, I take myself on a journey with my self-talk

When it is late at night and my mind just won’t stop keeping me awake, I use my self-talk to go somewhere I love. I know there is no point…

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You can’t control others but you can control your self-talk: focus on that

We put great efforts in our lives and we don’t always see the results right away. We don’t know what came from our actions and words. When my daughter was…

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Which of your inner voices will you listen to? The kind ones or the critical ones?

This morning on my walk I met a woman with a big sweet dog named Charlie. As Charlie came to me to get a nice pat, the owner explained that…

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