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I'm Just a Girl Who Can't Say No

Posted on 11 August, 2015 at 9:00 Comments comments (1777)

Remember the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma!? It's one of my favorites. Gloria Grahame as Ado Annie sings a song near the beginning of the musical called "I Can't Say No." While the song is really about saying no to kisses from boys, the first few lines could apply to quite a few of us is many other situations:

I'm just a girl who can't say no,

I'm in a terrible fix!


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Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson, MD

Posted on 4 August, 2015 at 9:00 Comments comments (1557)

Who Moved My Cheese? is a motivational book by Spencer Johnson. It is made up of a story he used to help himself deal with change in his own life. According to the introduction, his friends and colleagues noticed how much better his life was and asked for his secret. He shared with them the story of the cheese. It's a very simple story. Many people find it helpful, but some do not understand why such a simple story can be effective.

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How to Prepare to Leave

Posted on 14 July, 2015 at 8:00 Comments comments (7421)

Sometimes when you are in a relationship you know it is time to leave. The relationship may be over even though you are still in it. It may be time to go because of a variety of reasons:

You're tired of being cheated on.

You're done putting up with verbal or emotional abuse.

You don't want to be hit and pushed anymore.

You long to emotionally connect with someone.

When it's time to go, you may know it's time, but still feel trapped. How do...

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Resolution Check In: The Halfway Mark

Posted on 7 July, 2015 at 9:00 Comments comments (2811)

July has just started, which means we are about halfway through 2015. It's time, once again, to check in on your resolutions. Remember resolutions? Those ideas you had in January for how to improve yourself and your life? Somehow they don't seem nearly as exciting and motivating in the hot summer as they do at the beginning of the year.

All the same, it's a good time to evaluate the progress you have made toward those goals.

Think back to January, or pull ...

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