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Category Archives: Attitude

My Emotions

Woman lying awake in bed

It is a simple fact that we must eat to live—but we should not be living to eat. Food fills an important need when it satisfies actual physical hunger and refuels our bodies to keep them healthy and strong. However, … Continue reading

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Self-Esteem and Assertiveness

playing music in a convertible

As I got in the car and headed for town, James Brown’s “I Feel Good” and Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” were the first two songs to play on the moldy oldie music station on the radio. What an empowering way to … Continue reading

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Helpfully Responding to Stress

woman reading on a couch

Most of us have been stressed out more than a time or twenty throughout our lives. We have come to identify various stressors and what our most common responses to stress are. There are too many categories into which most … Continue reading

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Staying Motivated

boys playing basketball

Have you ever heard the word “yougottawanna”? No, it isn’t from an ancient language long forgotten. Rather, it is an expression often used to articulate the desire to keep going, to staying motivated, to enduring until the desired result is … Continue reading

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“I See Fields of Green, Red Roses Too…”

Visualizing success

Do you ever catch yourself in a daydream when a favorite song like “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong comes on? All of a sudden you find yourself with your favorite person, or maybe sitting on the beach or … Continue reading

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Attitudes: Positive or Negative?

Change to a positive attitude

Whenever this topic crosses my mind, I hear coach and trainer Zig Ziglar saying that it is time for “a checkup from the neck up” and time to “stop stinkin’ thinkin’.” Dr. Michelle Robin states that “Your mind will always … Continue reading

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Foggy or Focused?

Mountains and forest

Springtime in the hills of West Virginia often has very foggy mornings. As the sun appears over the mountains and the fog begins to lift and eventually burn off, what was murky and vague becomes crisp and clear against a … Continue reading

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