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relapse not always part of recovery

Is relapse part of recovery? (HINT: Doesn’t have to be)

When we learn to drive a car, the instructor tells us about the pedals, gears, that impossible thing called parallel parking, and loads of other stuff. But not once do I recall the driving instructor telling me that getting in a crash was part of the driving process. Yet that’s exactly the same kind 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 …

let go let god illusion of control

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 …

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Living in the moment: Habit learned from dogs

I fell in love with dogs about six years into my recovery, and I’ve never been the same since. The more I loved them, the more I learned from them. One of the greatest lessons my dogs continue to teach me is how to live in the moment. Check out how this works in this …

creating our own resentments

How we create our own resentments (and how to STOP it)

Nobody likes having resentments, yet we humans are really good at creating new ones all the time. Check out one of the biggest traps that inevitably leads to resentments, along with a surefire way to avoid it. It’s all right here in the Rynski 3-Minute Share vlog. Enjoy! Rynski 3-Minute Share: Resentments Creating our own …