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It’s Hard To Be An Introvert – Tips on How To Embrace Your Quiet Self

What’s peaked my interest as of late is the attention to introversion. Susan Cain’s book “Quiet” has been featured everywhere from The New York Times to Oprah magazine. It was my son who turned me on to her fascinating book and alongside my Myers-Briggs Personality Assessment has brought clarity and some relief. I often suspected I was an introvert hanging out in an extroverts body. Turns out I was right.

It’s incredibly difficult to live authentically as an introvert—it’s traditionally not rewarded.

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Why Create A Vision?

Just the other day I was sitting with a fellow therapist who wanted me to explain in detail what I do. My colleague is no stranger to my bursts of enthusiasm and thoroughly admires my passion for change and reinvention. …

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Nothing Prepares You For Being A Mom

After plowing through Organic Chemistry (I know this has something to do with the structure of molecules because I looked it up on Wikipedia) and the likes of other pre-med sciences, my son recently took the MCAT (Medical College Aptitude …

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Schedule Time For Having Fun!

I believe you need a plan for everything you do—even if you end up not following it.

Plans aren’t the law but they are a place to begin. Whether it’s a business plan or a plan for putting more fun into your life—make a list, write it down, decide what you want and put it on the schedule. Most likely it won’t happen if you don’t make it happen.

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What’s So Special About ME?

No one person has all the magic, all the ideas and all the talent. Take a look around and everywhere you look there are simple, often silly ideas that have mushroomed into million dollar ideas. It’s not the idea or the product that made it so—it’s the person with the vision and the courage to take a risk that makes things happen.

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A Cure For My Insomnia?

I have suffered with insomnia for decades. Honestly, I have tried nearly every herbal remedy. And then it occurred to me that I had to find another way and stop fighting with my insomnia.

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Using Vision Boards to Create The Perfect Space

  Have you ever dreamed or imagined what your “perfect” space would look like? I’m not just speaking about workspaces but spaces of creativity and tranquility. If you had a room of your own—   What color would it be? …

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Pick A Word and EnVision it!

ENVISION: To picture in the mind; imagine.     You have to have a vision to get anywhere. Do you have a dream job? A dream house? A passion? An art? Are you looking for your passion? TAKE THE VISION …

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Use your Smartphone To Help You Manage Stress!

Managing stress can be as simple as installing an App on your smart phone—actually even the activity of searching for an App can lead to a reduction of stress. The reason? Refocusing your energy and your attention is the single best way to manage an acute attack of anxiety and is particularly effective in the midst of a panic attack. But you need to prepare in advance—you need to have a pre-determined set of tools.

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Is it Ever Ok to #tweet a Breakup?

In an effort to protect the persons involved I will henceforward call the couple Louis and Joyce. Their true names are nothing similar to this. I’ve tweaked (not tweeted) a few details for clarification purposes only. About a week ago …

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