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Overcoming Challenges: 3 Perspectives to Empower You

Heraclitus, the great Greek philosopher, is credited with the famous phrase “change is the only constant in life”. While this is undoubtedly true, challenge is also another constant. Life is rarely without a challenge — whether that be minor or catastrophic. It’s how we face and overcome challenge that leads to character. While it’s inevitable that life will hand you lemons and you’ll be asked to make lemonade more times than you can count, it’s how you deal with challenge that really matters.

In this post, we outline three important perspectives to keep in mind as you encounter obstacles in your life.

Choose your thoughts carefully

It’s so easy, ...

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Being the Observer: A Simple Skill to Overcome Life’s Challenges

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Have you ever been in a situation in which you feel like you can’t get clarity? Maybe you are torn between two choices, or in a fog about what the best next step looks like. This might be the case in a decision around a relationship, job, or any other potential change in your life. Or, you might witness your partner, family members, and friends go through a back and forth for a long time as they are determining the right path, and struggling to remain objective about these important next steps.

Oftentimes, during these periods of transition, your thoughts are muddled with emotions and it’s hard to be ...

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The Dating Game: Keeping an Abundance Mindset

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If you are single and dating, you might feel like there isn’t anyone out there for you. Maybe you think “all the good women or guys are taken” or you tend to settle because you are afraid you’ll be alone forever. Keeping an abundance mindset, even in times of scarcity is important in dating and in life. An abundance mindset includes seeing all the potential in the world and how it applies to life and acknowledging that you deserve the best in life. An abundance mindset is the opposite as seeing the world as scarce and limited.

Here are four ways to make an abundance mindset a regular practice.

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The power of Manifestation: 6 steps to help set successful New Year’s intentions

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It’s that time of year when almost everyone takes time to reflect on the year’s past and look forward to needed changes as the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s eve. While it’s important to engage in evaluation practices and set short-term goals throughout the year, here are some tips for setting and reaching realistic goals in every part of your life – whether that be around relationships, professional aspirations, or health and wellness pursuits.

1. Understand why

So often we overcommit to a long list of goals as the new year approaches. Some of the most common new year’s resolutions are around fitness commitments, job changes, and relationship improvements. Social ...

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Reflection Checklist - Take Inventory of Your Life

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As a Denver psychologist specializing in dating, relationship, and divorce issues, I regularly witness the power of active reflection as a personal development tool used to fully move forward. It’s critical to do so at any turning point in life -- the new year, a change in jobs, the close of a relationship, or moving into a new home. These times of transition are periods when we intuitively integrate past experiences into lessons, and commit to changes that continue to support our health and ...

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Making Resolutions Stick

January. It's the time of year when we have a universal clean slate to start again, begin anew, and reset.

As a clinical psychologist in Denver, I regularly incorporate goal-setting, resolutions, and commitments into my work with clients. During this time of year, I witness a heightened motivation and greater desire to change patterns and behaviors for a population dedicated to self-development and improvement.

Below you'll find four steps I share with clients and friends to prepare for ...

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Making the Holidays Mindful

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Staying aware of triggers and patterns throughout the holiday season

 

As a relationship therapist in the Denver area, I witness varying client emotions arising throughout the season, making the holidays both the most exhilarating and challenging time of the year. To help clients cope with the holiday season more adaptively, I share four coping strategies to support managing holiday stress and the mindless triggers of the season. My hope is that you too are inspired by these ideas that might just bring more ...

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