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An Overview of Positive Thinking

Is there something negative about positive thinking? Judging by the titles of some books and the headlines of some newspaper and magazine articles, I can easily see how people could become confused. For example, an article in the May 2011 issue of Scientific American plants seeds of doubt with this title, Can Positive Thinking Be Negative? And the July 4, …

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Dealing with Difficult People

Did you ever grit your teeth in desperation as you tried to deal with a difficult person? Did you ever wonder why people are so difficult? Did you ever long to have the secret to dealing with difficult people? Well, the secret is surprisingly simple to learn and not too complex to master if you don’t mind practicing. So, what …

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The Source of Problems behind Medical Conditions

Does this title sound like a significant discovery in the field of human medicine? Is it really true that we now know the reason for medical conditions? Many contemporary research studies have revealed something very promising—something relatively new. In the past few years, science has learned more about the influence of inflammation, which is the body’s response to infection, in …

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What Makes a Good Coach Exceptional

(Information for this essay comes from the following source: the book “Best Coaches, Best Practices” by Andy Higgins) It, truly, is a sad fact! There are so many all around us with their dreams, their desires, their visions for their lives who cannot get on track, who cannot find any success or make something out of their lives.  And, in …

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The Road to Change

It’s often said that nothing is certain in life other than death and taxes. And after paying taxes, all that is left are two kinds of change. The change we carry in our purse and the unstoppable transformation of everything we experience. As change occurs at a dizzying pace, we cling to straws in the hope of finding stability. But …

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A Primer on Positive Thinking

Is there something negative about positive thinking? Judging by the titles of some books and the headlines of some newspaper and magazine articles, I can easily see how people could become confused. For example, an article in the May 2011 issue of Scientific American plants seeds of doubt with this title, Can Positive Thinking Be Negative? And the July 4, …

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Living Life Out of Balance

During these hectic days, 80% of people live life out of balance, or in a state of homeostasis (https://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Homeostasis). These individuals live year after year with the same stressful and fearful thoughts and expect that, one day, their lives will change and that things will be different-they’ll be healed! Unfortunately, their hopes are unfounded, and I’ll tell you why. If …

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Problems and Suffering

1. Problems Problems: we’ve all got them in one form or another. It may be health problems, financial difficulties, relationship trouble, career worries, or something else. Yes, we all have challenges to face, puzzles to unravel, and hurdles to overcome. But is that so bad? Psychiatrist, best-selling author, and screenwriter Theodore Isaac Rubin doesn’t think so, for he wrote, “The …

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A Statement that Troubles Me

It’s a statement that troubles me! I have heard or read about it several times – from a union executive to a newspaper columnist. And it is very offending. At least, to me it is. It’s a line used to discuss the new minimum hourly wage increase here in my province of Ontario. The statement goes something like this: “if …

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Self-Deception and What to Do about It

Why is it that we hesitate to deceive others, but think nothing of lying to ourselves? I’m afraid we all practice self-deceit and sometimes with grave consequences. The most common ploy we use is rationalization. That’s just a fancy way of saying we make excuses and blame our lack of success on circumstances beyond our control. We don’t like to …