• October 26, 2015-Your Story Is Not Over Yet

    By Sharon Jaynes− Today’s Truth For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will...

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    Are You Emotionally Free?

    By Ellen Dolgen – Yes, the Constitution gave us freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right to bear arms (or, in our menopausal state, the right to bare arms). But think about it. Are you emotionally...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • The Value in Becoming Assertive

    By Sandy Abell – Passive. Assertive. Aggressive.  You’ve probably heard these three words but you might not be familiar with their meaning or how they fit into your life. All three words refer to modes of behavior...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • Aging: What Are We So Afraid Of?

    I live in the land of angels, but in Los Angeles these guardians are nipped and tucked with crooked smiles and lopsided eyes frozen on a static expression. At 52 I am really pissed off that aging...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Five Steps to Increasing Your Personal Power

    By Sandra Abell, MS, LPC, ACC – When I was young, a woman’s job – at work and at home – was more about being a helper than making decisions and wielding power. Although support person, help...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Could Low Self Esteem be Holding You Back?

    By Sandy Abell, MS, LPC, ACC – When I was a new therapist in a social service agency, I had the degree and license to help people, but I struggled with the image of myself in this...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • The Power of Our Words

    By Edwige Gilbert – Our ability to think and express ourselves in words is one of the most powerful “tools” we possess. There are two types of words: the silent words used for inner dialogue and the...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Godly esteem vs. Self-esteem, Excerpt from “Refreshment in Refuge”

    By Gina Burgess – There are certain people in this world that have come to believe that they are completely useless. They have come to believe this for many various reasons. They believe they are only useful...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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    Making Peace with Your Thighs

    By Linda Mintle, Ph.D. – Exhausted one night, I plopped down on the couch. With no husband in sight, it was my turn to engage in that familiar sport of channel surfing. As I clicked away searching...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Sorry, Cinderella, It’s Not a Likely Story

    By Sandy Dumont, The Image Architect – Cinderella, Pretty Woman and Liza Doolittle. What do these three fictitious characters have in common? They all transformed the way they looked and changed their lives. You may recall that...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Is Your Business Suffering From Self-Sabotage?

    By: Sharon Hurley Hall – How many times have you almost reached your business goal, only to have something get in the way at the last minute? If this has happened to you before, and if it...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • 10 Ways to Compliment a Woman, without mentioning her looks

    By Elizabeth Patch – I confess. I secretly love it when someone compliments a new haircut or admires my outfit. But what really makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside is when I get praise for...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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