Top Secret 3

See Video Version Tracy was struggling.  She knew what to do, and we’d talked about many of the drivers of her emotional eating.  Most of the time she could make better choices, but some days –   Then a day turned into a few, then a string of weeks and months.  She landed in my office …

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Make That Resolution Work

Video Version Two Groups:  LOVE resolutions DESPISE resolutions.  Very few fall in the middle.  It’s logical – something that annually presents us with almost certain failure is hard to like, yet it’s the expected failure that creates the issue. You can keep a resolution, but willpower is not one of the tools for success.  The …

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Essentials: LOVE

See Video Version “And the Soul Felt Its Worth” It’s a line from my favorite Christmas carol, O Holy Night.  A number of years ago, someone pointed out this line that I’d sung for years but had never registered — and every day in my counseling and coaching practice, I see the epidemic of the …

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Essentials: JOY

See Video Versionhttps://youtu.be/d57zhokh6Z4 My neighbors have two large wooden ornaments in their front lawn, each painted with the word “JOY.”  Makes me smile every time I see it.  Add some twinkling lights, parties, carols, and the laughter of celebrating, and it’s the holiday season! Do you feel it? It’s a tough season for many who …

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Essentials: PEACE

See Video Version Twinkling lights and displays of “Peace on Earth” are everywhere in this season, and maybe we are kinder and more giving to others, which is lovely.  At the same time, we’re often not so kind and giving to ourselves.  How peaceful is it in your head? Yeah, and me sometimes.  It’s a …

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Essentials: HOPE

See Video Version December is Holiday Central, the month when many spiritual traditions celebrate as the days reach their shortest point and lengthen again to bring light and hope back to the earth.  Hope is a common theme in spiritual traditions because we cannot live without it.  When we don’t feel it, we seek it …

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When Pie Is Not Just Pie

See Video Version Sometimes Pie Is Not Just Pie In the States, it’s Thanksgiving on Thursday, and there will be plentiful food.  What’s your plan?  Do you “take” the holiday and feast, try to stay on track, or fall somewhere in between? There are no wrong answers to that – even if you change it …

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