Schedule Your Workday By ‘Time-Blocking’

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It seems that our daily ‘To Do’ lists are endless. We’re always pressed for time, overwhelmed with responsibilities, deliverables, and overall things that need completing. It used to be that ...
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If God Whispered One Thing in My Ear

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Throughout my personal posts, I try to give you, my audience, a different side of me each time: my analytical side, my emotional side, my more rational side. So in ...
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5 Things Women Want in a Relationship

Attention fellas! If you really want to make headway in your relationship with that sexy woman in your life, listen up! It truly doesn’t take much to make a woman ...
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20 Things the World Would be Better Off Without

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Ahh, to make the world a better place. One can only dream. What do we have too much of that we could honestly do without and make a much better ...
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On People You Dislike – A Lesson in Humility

What’s a common quality of people you dislike? Do you embody that trait in any way? It seems that the older I get, the less tolerant I am of intolerant people. ...
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Managing Overwhelming Emotions (Part 6 of 6)

Welcome to the final installment of Managing Overwhelming Emotions. By now, you’ve joined me in learning about the many ways in which we can deal with distressing situations. We’ve spoken ...
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Managing Overwhelming Emotions (Part 5 of 6)

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Relationships are precious and they are vulnerable.  They bring love, companionship, and support. Yet sometimes, in a matter of moments, they can be broken beyond repair. Keeping your relationships healthy ...
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Managing Overwhelming Emotions (Part 4 of 6)

In our last installment of Managing Overwhelming Emotions we learned about mindfulness and saw how practicing it can help us take control of our overwhelming emotions. Today, we’re going to learn a few techniques ...
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Managing Overwhelming Emotions (Part 3 of 6)

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Welcome back! In this installment of Managing Overwhelming Emotions we will be talking about mindfulness, its use and application as a tool to diffusing our overwhelming emotions. Mindfulness is another word for meditation, ...
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Managing Overwhelming Emotions (Part 2 of 6)

Let’s face it: life is hard. Fortunately, there are skills available to help us cope with the different conflicts we struggle with. Whether our emotions are getting the better of ...
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Managing Overwhelming Emotions (Part 1 of 6)

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A lot of people struggle with overwhelming emotions. It’s as if a knob is somehow turned to maximum volume on much of what they feel. When they get angry or ...
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Making Small Talk

One of the things I love the most about living in Texas is the warmth and kindness of the people around us. Although we’ve only lived here for a couple ...
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For Love of Country – America the Beautiful

1st of October, 1781   Dear Mary, my love. I praise God that I have lived to see another day. Dawn’s light revealed our countless losses: the bodies of our ...
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12 Things Mentally Strong People Do

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Business Insider published this infographic which I find to be very inspiring. It points out behavior patterns that are counterproductive in our lives, and keep us from reaching our potential ...
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50 Things I Am Grateful For

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I believe it is easy to come up with a top 10 list of things that one is grateful for. But a more in-depth and thoughtful list of ’50’ becomes ...
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Personal Credo (Part 4 of 4)

This is the final part of the four-part installment on one’s personal belief system or credo.  Parts 1-3 asked you to identify who you are, your purpose in life, and ...
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Personal Credo (Part 3 of 4)

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 This is the third part of a four-part installment on one’s personal belief system—also known as a credo.  Part 2 asked you to identify your purpose in life and write it ...
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Personal Credo (Part 2 of 4)

This is the second part of a four-part installment on one’s personal belief system—also known as a credo.  In part 1 you were asked to look inside yourself and identify who ...
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Personal Credo (Part 1 of 4)

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This is the first of a four-part installment on one’s personal belief system—also known as a credo.  Let’s get right to it, shall we? What is a credo?  A credo ...
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Purpose and Benefits of a Personal Development Plan (PDP)

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Let’s jump straight into this, shall we?   The purpose of a PDP is to raise [your] awareness about your inner makeup (everything that you stand for), help you identify your ...
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Self-Improvement and Our Personal Development Plan (PDP)

In the business world there is a widely used process called personal development whereby employers encourage employees to reflect on their strengths and competencies, identify job goals/aspirations, and eventually develop ...
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Using Affirmations

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  There are a few ways to use positive affirmations and apply them in your daily life: Vocal repetition Creative Visualization Written Affirmations Anchoring Vocal Repetition is simply the technique ...
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About Affirmations

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What are affirmations? Why do people subscribe to the idea and technique? What are the pros and cons to using positive affirmations?  How will Perfect-Imperfectionz facilitate the use of positive ...
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Self-Improvement In The New Year

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Dear Perfect-Imperfectionists: Beginning in 2017, I will be writing about self-improvement and self-reflection topics, which will encourage you to do some soul-searching and ultimately help you develop the best version ...
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Goodbye 2016

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As 2016 nears its close, I couldn’t help but go through that seemingly required task that we all tend to do at this time of the year: reflect on the past ...
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5 Weird Facts About Me

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As I sit here wondering how much of myself to reveal to my readers — because, afterall, there is no privacy in the virtual world — I thought of describing ...
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My Goal for this 2016 Holiday Season

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To me, the holidays always go by in a blur.  There’s barely enough time to decorate the house, trim the tree, purchase gifts, and make a round of visits, before ...
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