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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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Self-talk for a moment of insecurity

Have you ever gone from feeling great to feeling like sht within moments? It happened to me recently and I used my self-talk to turn it around. Mondays, I go…

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A retreat to listen to the voice of the goddess within every woman

Camilla Ravindran, who is one of the women that I write about in my book Speaking to Yourself with Love (soon to be launched on Kindle!), is holding a retreat…

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Self-talk to stop trying to control other people or situations

      I can make things happen. It’s a quality that served me well when I had my PR agency and clients paid me to generate results. I had…

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Listening is Enough

I always told my university students that the most important part of communication is listening. In the public speaking class for instance, students spent about 10 minutes presenting. The rest…

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Permission to slow down in my self-talk

  My business partner Frances and I were often asked why we had decided to call our PR agency Turtle & Hare. Our answer was that sometimes in our business…

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How do you want to feel this year?

To mark the beginning of a new year, I participated in an African dance of gratitude called Akiba. What fun! With movement and words, the teacher encouraged us to leave…

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Making healthy new changes with Self-talk: How a teacher stopped smoking

I am always very interested in hearing stories of how people use self-talk in their everyday lives to love, guide or encourage themselves. Margaret is a retired teacher and grand-mother.…

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Choose words that lead towards the light

My friend Kathleen told me what we say to ourselves is either life-affirming – brings you more of the good stuff like love, calm, compassion – or it is life-denying…

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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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