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Overcome Self-Doubt and Perfectionism

Striving for excellence can lead to very satisfying achievements, but when is enough enough? Do you really need more money, more praise, more attention, or a greater sense of control? When does perfectionism start to diminish your joy and distract you from the reason you chose a goal in the first place? Would being less driven give your soul greater pleasure than constantly pushing yourself to ...

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The Secret to Why Your Behavior Is Inconsistent

Is your behavior inconsistent with your goals? If so, it could be keeping you from living the life you say you wish to lead. To change your story, explore the inconsistencies between how you say you want to act and how you actually behave. I often drive in Chicago traffic, and have noticed that the cars who do not let anyone cut in when it’s clear that a lane of cars must merge are often the ...

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Your Genes Don’t Have to Determine Your Health Story

Discovering that you have a “bad” gene might frighten or upset you, but you are the storyteller and you don't have to live according to the dictates of a story written for you by your DNA, your past experiences and actions, or your cultural conditioning. There is much you can do to change the story of your health, including using the mind/body connection and making lifestyle changes to try to ...

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Moving on from Losses

All Saints Day, Day of the Dead, and Halloween (derived from the European pagan holiday of Samhain) are all celebrations that reflect the human experience of having to accept losses, deaths, and endings as inevitable aspects of life. We can always take some comfort in knowing that endings lead to beginnings. At this time of year, you might want to take the opportunity to let go of what is already ...

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You CAN Change the Story of Your Health

Our stories are the way we understand our experiences. Just as you have a story of your life, you have a story of your health. What is it? “I just want my health problems fixed so I can get back to my old life”? Or perhaps “I don’t have time to eat right, get enough sleep, or exercise, and I’m scared”? Is your story that you are a cancer patient, a cancer warrior, a cancer survivor, or...

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