All posts tagged inner speech

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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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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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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What is my “pain in the neck” telling me?

My neck has been jammed for several days now. It hurts to move it and gives me a terrible headache. It is so uncomfortable and I just want to get…

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Self-talk to accept all of you: the good and the bad

It is often the case that when I write about a subject, I get an invitation from life to explore it further, and to heal what wants to be healed.…

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A Hawaiian God and Giving Meaning to My Life

I was at the hospital visiting my father who very ill when I was given a symbol of joy and love. After a long scary night where we kept vigil…

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Self-talk and honesty: tell yourself the truth even when you don’t like the truth

This is a story about accepting the truth even when you don’t want it to be true. When my daughter was 18 months old, we went on a family holiday.…

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Self-talk that helped a chef climb a mountain

Marie-Josephine Pon-An had every reason not to go back to school and start a new career. Her financial resources were limited. Her family had recently immigrated to Canada and needed…

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