PTSD:  It Can Happen To You
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PTSD: It Can Happen To You

A few days ago at 5 AM a loud explosion awakened me! It sounded as if it was next door. My husband was worried too but we told ourselves that it must have been a big truck backfiring as it went along the well-traveled road behind our house, so we went back to sleep. Unfortunately there was another identical blast a half hour later and then a third boom. The noises didn't sound like gunshots but more like bombs. My husband looked out our front window and saw a Sheriff's car blocking the street and a Swat team 2 houses away.

A Book Junkie Admits All
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A Book Junkie Admits All

I have spent the last month unable to tear myself away from spending hours on end streaming a popular TV series that I didn’t watch while it was on the air weekly. There are 142 episodes and I am almost finished with the lot! This behavior is now called “Binge Viewing” and I am hooked. I am annoyed with my behavior and what a waste of time it is. Binge viewing, like movie watching, is a wonderful way to escape the stresses of life.

My Beautiful Nightmare, We All Have One...
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My Beautiful Nightmare, We All Have One...

Have you ever felt that your nightmare, or the thing you feared most has turned into reality? It certainly has for me. I can honestly say I am living my worst nightmare, and yet loving my life. At the risk of being transparent, let me explain. Since I was a very young girl, I have always wanted to be married. Now, I didn’t dream about weddings, cake, and white lace. I’ve always dreamed about the union of marriage itself. The thought of actually having a partner in life, to build and share with, is what attracted me most to the idea of marriage.

30 Ways to Strengthen Your Relationship with More Vulnerablity
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30 Ways to Strengthen Your Relationship with More Vulnerablity

Let’s face it, we live in a culture that applauds appearances more than almost anything.  And keeping them up.   While it used to be just about “keeping up with the Joneses,”  now we’re also loaded down,  preoccupied with fear over safety and security,  protecting ourselves, our children, shielding our computers and our country from terrorism and cyberstalking.   

Freedom through Commitment
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Freedom through Commitment

David and I were on the approach to The Golden Gate Bridge when I had a “feeling” to check my cell. Sure enough, four calls within minutes, evidence someone was urgently trying to reach me. Validation that my intuition (i.e. that feeling) was working—oh, I just love that part! The part I don’t always LOVE is what’s actually “up.” Which, in this instance, was cause (or opportunity) to do an abrupt about-face and radically shift our plans, literally changing direction…with, I might add, nary a hiccup, hitch or grrrr.

Discover The Wonders Of Hypnotherapy
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Discover The Wonders Of Hypnotherapy

Have you been thinking of trying hypnosis for a problem in your life? I have been a licensed hypnotherapist for over 25 years, although for most of my early life I was terrified of being hypnotized and thought it meant being in someone’s power. I was terrified that I would go to a scary place and not be able to move or come back. No way was I going to try it!

Friday The 13th... (What's Love Got To Do With It? Read on!)
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Friday The 13th... (What's Love Got To Do With It? Read on!)

Do you suffer from triskaidekaphobia?        (Fear of big foreign words - I mean, fear of Friday the 13th?)        Apparently a whopping 17 to 21 MILLION Americans do! (And WHO KNOWS how many others all over the world?)    And we LOSE between $800 to $900 MILLION in business when that OMINOUS number falls on that UNHAPPY day...

Let's talk about Fear.
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Let's talk about Fear.

A few weekends back, I went on a trip. It's no secret that I am in a middle of a divorce and facing a number of challenges in my life. Fear began to seep into my heart. Will I love again? Am I doing the right thing ending a bad marriage? Would anyone put up with a man such me ever again? And then it dawned on me. Why the hell not? This fear of being alone doesn't just affect me, it affects everyone. Some people are more sensitive than others. For me, I hate being alone. I'm a people person. I love to talk, write, and occasionally raid the fridge of every deli meat known to man.

 Costa Rica Canopy Zip Line Tour – What A Rush!
Some happiness only comes after the rain.
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Costa Rica Canopy Zip Line Tour – What A Rush!

Are you afraid of doing something? Taking that risk and facing that fear could be the most rewarding thing in your life if you take a chance. A personal development coach of ours tells a story about one of the most rewarding risks she has ever taken.

How To Deal With Depression: 4 Simple Solutions
Feeling down? Consider a change of surroundings.
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How To Deal With Depression: 4 Simple Solutions

While depression makes hopelessness, despair, and emptiness the prime filters through which those who suffer from it view the world, there are ways to ignite and expand a sense of hope. This life coach has 4 simple solutions to combat depression and lift your spirits.

3 Diana Nyad Inspired Ways To Live Your Dream
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3 Diana Nyad Inspired Ways To Live Your Dream

On Labor Day 64-year-old Diana Nyad completed one of the most intense athletic feats in history.  Nyad swam a mere 110 miles from Cuba to Key West without a shark tank and with an indomitable spirit to achieve her life long dream.  She had attempted this feat four previous times and failed to reach the end each time.   What held her up?  Incessant stings by jellyfish, outrageously rough and cold waters, sharks, and you thought you had rough days at work.  The former professional swimmer captured hearts around the world when she staggered onto the beach witho

Four Easy Ways to Release Stress
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Four Easy Ways to Release Stress

We are now living in very stressful times. Shootings, global warming and economic disasters plague us. Yet, most of our stress arises from our negative thoughts and beliefs about what is going on. We tend to think that what we think is the truth. What if it isn't? If your thoughts are making you depressed or stressed try these four helpful tips to brighten up your day.

Where Does Having True Grit Matter?
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Where Does Having True Grit Matter?

Where are you most successful in your life? How did that success come about? Was it intelligence, education and talent or maybe just dumb luck? According to Angela Lee Duckworth, Ph.D, who studies achievement, true success takes more than intelligence and talent, which so many of us have. She also reminds us that attaining a level of expertise in any field takes 10 years of dedicated perseverance. In other words, the one thing that separates the world-renowned performers, artists, researchers, and high-achievers is GRIT.

Fear of Failure's 9 Unusual Faces
If you avoid things because you're afraid to fail, try identifying what you're scared of.
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Fear of Failure's 9 Unusual Faces

Overcoming fear of failure is a hard process. These simple tips will help you identify what you're afraid of, and get back to living a full and healthy life.