How to CHANGE Negative Thought Patterns In 5 Steps
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How to CHANGE Negative Thought Patterns In 5 Steps

Have you developed the bad habit of dwelling too much on the same negative thoughts. And there is no outward physical problems associated to them. It is just your negative thinking, like “I’m so depressed” or “I hate my job” or “I can’t do this” or “I hate being fat.” How do you break a bad habit when it is entirely in your mind? There are actually quite a number of ways to de-condition a negative thought pattern.

How to Stop Negative Thoughts When You're Going Through Divorce
Replace the negative thoughts with more positive things...like a to-do list!
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How to Stop Negative Thoughts When You're Going Through Divorce

Everyone has been through it - a time where only negative thoughts circle your mind during your divorce process. But divorce coach Dr. Karen Finn offers a plan to help you stop those thoughts from being in constant rotation. Read on to learn how to replace the racing negative thoughts with something more pleasant and productive.

You Are the People You Hang Out With
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You Are the People You Hang Out With

From the day you are born you are like a sponge, absorbing the thoughts and opinions of others. You might say that every person with whom you come in contact is a mentor, influencing how you see yourself and the world. What are you taking in - negativity or inspiration, garbage or gold? And what do you put back out? How does this affect your self-esteem? Decide who and what you will let in.

Negative Feelings Are Normal
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Negative Feelings Are Normal

They sat around the dining room table, playing Candyland--the mother, the grandmother, the 4 ½ year old boy and his 2 ½ year old sister. There was laughter and enthusiasm and good will. Then the little sister had had enough of being sedentary and attentive. She scooped up all the pieces, shoveled them over to herself and yelled, “All mine.” There was a quiet moment, and, then, the little boy stamped his hand on the table and said, “I hate her.”  Without pause, the Mom said in an indignant fashion, “You don’t hate her, you love h

african american mother and daughter
Love your kids? Love your body.
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Your Bad Body Image & Your Kids: A Dangerous Combination

In all my years as a parent educator, I have never met parents who earnestly wanted to hurt their children. Most parents sincerely want to encourage and empower their children to lead strong, successful lives. However, it is their lack of mindfulness that defaults into old patterns and belief systems that teach their children harmful messages rather accidently.

7 Ways To Overcome Mental Obstacles To Self Confidence
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7 Ways To Overcome Mental Obstacles To Self Confidence

Imagine your life as a journey with many crossroads, detours and alternate routes as you head towards your destiny.  I truly believe that each one of us is born with a destiny plan and a mission on this earth. As I work with global families, I stress the importance of keeping a mental image of confident success as you struggle to learn the daily tasks of life. As humans travel along the journey of life, it is natural to encounter obstacles and roadblocks. Many of us get “stuck in the mud” and can’t figure out what to do, so it is easier to just stay stuck. Developing alternate plans or routes will help get you back on track. The Universe Rewards Positive Movement

10 Ways to Create Parenting Miracles out of Molecules
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10 Ways to Create Parenting Miracles out of Molecules

When I was a child, it seemed like every adult in my zip code had an uncanny skill for making a “mountain out of a molehill.” In other words, of taking the smallest shred of negativity and amplifying all the tyranny and rottenness that shred of negativity may have implied. Before I go any further, let me give credit where credit is due. Exaggeration—the ability to weave a grand story out of next to nothing—is a very creative endeavor. It takes a keen eye, creative determination, and a lofty ability to wax poetic on all that is wrong.

12 Step Program for Negative Thinkers (EXPERT)
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12 Step Program for Negative Thinkers (EXPERT)

12 STEP PROGRAM FOR NEGATIVE THINKERS 1.  I admit I have power over Negative Thoughts and that these Negative Thoughts make me feel awful. 2.  I believe that a Power Greater Than Myself can help me be more positive. I want to believe this because I really need help here. 3.  I make a decision to turn my will and my life over to the care of this Power Greater Than Myself. Hey, nothing else has worked. Got any other ideas?

Courage To Make Changes In Life-Overcome Fear (EXPERT)
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Courage To Make Changes In Life-Overcome Fear (EXPERT)

  Are You Afraid and Frustrated? If you are having difficulty turning problems into opportunities, you may be discouraged. You may have a need to build your self esteem in order to overcome fear, doubts and frustrations that are impacting the life you deserve to live. Having courage does not mean that you are free of fear, despair, doubt, frustration or discouragement.It does mean that we are able to meet life's challenges and move forward. Courage is Movement Forward

Divorced & Dating? Why You Haven't Met Mr. Right [EXPERT]
You don't have to be so lonely.
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Divorced & Dating? Why You Haven't Met Mr. Right

Do you think all single men are the same? Many women who are dating after a divorce (or any time) don't respect men. They don't value, like or appreciate men. You can tell by how they speak about men ... and it's understandable. Divorce is very hard, and many women have been hurt, disappointed, cheated on, controlled and/or lied to. Yet, these are the same women who are dating after divorce and want to find a loving man as a romantic partner.

The Ways Women Leak Their Power [EXPERT]
Don't hide the power you have within you.
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The Ways Women Leak Their Power

We're women. We're famous for it. We hide our power, give it away, put ourselves down, hold ourselves back or we don't acknowledge our own real power. We don't always acknowledge our power to shine, to make the most of our lives, to accept and to feel that we truly deserve the best life for ourselves.

Singles, who are you talking to?
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Singles, who are you talking to?

You wake up in the morning and immediately it starts to talk. What time is it, what do I have to do today, what did I do yesterday, why didn’t he call, do I have to go to the wedding next month alone, etc., etc. The chattering mind kicks up and starts trying to solve all the problems it seems to think you have in your life. From small details like what you should wear that day to how to solve that big “single” problem you are having.