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One simple method to foster positive thinking

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I'm not exactly sure when or why I started the bedtime tradition of “best part of the day” with my children. It became a great way to connect with them, and help end their day on a positive note. I didn't realize it then, but what I was fostering in them, was quiet observation and positive thinking.

I heard recently that most people choose to avoid quiet time by themselves to think their thoughts. They're afraid of what might surface, so instead fill their time up with noise or activity. It's h…

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Making Way For Changing Traditions

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One of the hardest parts of any change is making peace with traditions.

Traditions are a wonderful way to mark the various holidays and occasions. But often, people forget that as their lives change, it's reasonable to expect  the traditions will too.

Traditions are only good so long as they serve the needs of the people participating in them. Holding on to a way of doing something, because that's the way they've always been done, causes emotional pain when things are changing.

This upcoming …

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How This One Belief is the Secret to Your Achievements

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What do you consider your biggest achievements? Are they from work, in your community or perhaps in your family? Or maybe you have more personal achievements.  A physical or emotional challenge which required you to really decide if and how you would rise to the occasion.

One of the hallmarks of self leadership is the belief that you can meet and handle any challenge that comes your way, it's called "self efficacy". It's not an everyday term, but it is powerful and different from self worth, or…

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