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Quick tip for developing a positive mindset

All was going great last week. I was looking good, feeling good, and had plenty of interesting work on the schedule. Then one morning when I awoke, my mind insisted on telling me I was fat. The next morning, my mind was peppered with thoughts of death and dying. What the heck was going on? …

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The dangerous effects of isolation (from a former Isolation Queen)

When you’ve had a tough day, few things are more delicious than curling up with your dog, putting your TV streaming option on auto-play, and shutting out the rest of the world. Whether you call it downtime, alone time or “me” time, we all need time to decompress away from the rest of society. The …

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Celebrating 20 years in recovery: How I stay sober

When I celebrated my first year of sobriety on July 23, 2000, members of my recovery group let me in on a little secret. They said when I had first come in, they had voted me least likely to succeed. They may have even put money on it (it was Brooklyn, after all). Instead of …

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Are you afraid to let your light shine?

We’re all born with unique talents and gifts that make each of us stand out from the crowd. We may be brilliant writers, singers, musicians or artists. Perhaps we can calculate mathematical equations quicker than most people sneeze, or throw a perfect curveball, blindfolded, while reciting Latin poetry and standing on our heads. Whatever it …

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How fear of success leads to self-sabotage (Yikes!)

When we’re chugging full-speed ahead down the road to success, a strange thing sometimes happens. All the progress comes to a screeching halt – by our very own doing. Yep, we humans tend to be spectacular creatures at foiling our own success, and this series of posts is about the top four reasons we self-sabotage. …

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‘Rules’ we believe that lead to self-sabotage

Life can bring on tons of obstacles, but one of the biggest is also one of the craziest. That obstacle is our very own selves. That’s right. WE are often the ones standing in our own way between where we are and where we want to be.   Last week’s post introduced the idea of …

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Stop self-sabotage: Fix 1 of 4

Whether it’s money, love, serenity or pictures of our dogs, most of us humans are seeking more of something in our lives. But we’re not going to get it unless we do this one thing first. Check out this week’s Rynski 3-Minute Share vlog to find out what that thing is. Rynski 3-Minute Share: Stop …

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Free 5-Day Declutter to Dazzle Challenge – Starts June 17

The world is too much with us. Romantic poet William Wordsworth wrote that in 1807, lamenting how the material world was taking us away from nature and jamming up our spirits. Can you imagine how he’d feel now, in the digital age of cluttered-up, jammed-up EVERYTHING? The poor guy would flip out. And so do …

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Do you suffer from the illusion of control?

Being in control of things is a nice idea in theory, but it really has no basis in reality. This week’s Rynski 3-Minute Share vlog lets you spot check if you suffer from the illusion of control, along with a way to break the cycle if you do. Rynski 3-Minute Share: Illusion of Control Illusion …