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Life isn’t a fairy-tale story where you only need to do what pleases you. An attitude like that is evident when people begin experimenting with drugs or other serious addictions. Sure, getting high, drunk is self-gratifying for the moment, but there are serious long-term consequences because you are abusing your brain and body. You need

Roadblocks are patterns of thinking, as described by Dr. Stanton Samenow and Dr. Samuel Yochelson, that result in life problems. Dr. Samenow and Dr. Yochelson found that these are common thinking errors of criminals and drug addicts. Dr. Albert Ellis also described various thinking patterns that lead to life problems in average people without serious

I’m sure you have known people, and you may even be one, who goes from crisis to crisis. They always seem to have a problem of the week, and ordinary events for others become serious traumas for them. They live their life as though they were making snowballs and rolling them down a snowy slope.

He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign. Victor Hugo

Freeing Yourself From the Past Often we let our past get in the way of achieving our goals and dreams. I know you didn’t have a perfect childhood, but I’ll let you in on a secret: Nobody had that elusive, perfect childhood. All of our parents meant well, and they all messed-up at least once while

Lets look at another goal. For New Years you decide to run a mile every morning. Now, if you are like many people, you aren’t in good enough shape to run a mile. If you try, tomorrow you will be sore and tired, and your New Years resolution (goal) will fade and be forgotten. It’s

About 20 percent of American adults suffer some sort of mental illness each year, and about 5 percent experience a serious disorder that disrupts work, family or social life, according to a government report released Thursday Government survey finds that 5 percent of Americans suffer from a ‘serious mental illness’ By David Brown, Thursday, January

SHOULD, MUST, OUGHT, HAVE TO, NEED TO (irrational beliefs that lead you to becoming upset) Leads to —> TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, AWFUL (Making things a catastrophe) Leads to —> I CAN’T STAND IT (negative self talk) Leads to —> Mental Spinning (thought going around and around in your head) DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, ANGER, FRUSTRATION, FEAR, etc Poor

Now, to get back on topic, here are some examples of how to set goals. Remember, a goal must be measurable and have a set time. It must be a positive action. I want to be happy isn’t a goal because there is no way to measure happiness. When people give me this goal, I

Please understand that everything I suggest will not be exactly right for you. You are free to pick and chose what will work for you, and what won’t. I’ve had people tell me that putting themselves in control didn’t work for them, and they need to give control to another person or to God. I’ve