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Growth From Loss

30-Oct-2014

I vividly recall the Wednesday evening after giving group to my clients’ and having one of the most wonderful and blessed conversation with Karen. Karen was the director of the facility I currently work for, and she wasn't just a colleague, but a friend and in many ways, a mother figure to me. That Wednesday night, which was our weekly ritual to chat about life outside of work, would be our last because she passed away the next morning.

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Overcoming Depression, Inspire, Positivity, Psychology, Philosophy, Spirituality

Having a “Help Diary”

08-Oct-2014

Many people will tell you of all the benefits of writing in a diary. These benefits are undoubtedly true! Writing down your thoughts and recording your feelings is a great outlet in a busy life and mind. I have tried and failed countless times to create a routine where I have a blank journal or sketchbook in which I write in. I even tried waking up ten minutes early before my routine to write my first thought in the morning. After many sad, mostly blank books where set on a bookshelf, I found an alternative.

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Positivity, Wellness, Meditation, Philosophy, Personal Triumph, Psychology

Identify Your Unhelpful Thought Patterns

08-Aug-2014

You hear a lot in wellness and self-help articles about ways to combat negative thought patterns. I myself write often about strategies to combat limiting beliefs that may be getting in the way of your optimal functioning. However, this sort of approach often leaves out the question of how specifically to identify unhelpful styles of thinking. Often we only notice the negative thoughts that are the loudest, ignoring other thought patterns that may be more subtle, but are still contributing to unhappiness just as much. Take some time to review the ten most common styles of negative thinking. As you read the list, consider the fact that our thoughts, feelings and behaviors are all connected. How are the thought challenges you experience impacting your feelings and behavior?

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Overcoming Depression, Health, Positivity, Philosophy, Psychology

True Beauty. What is it…. Really?

04-Aug-2014

Ever wondered what it is that makes French women so alluring? Many things, as I’ve been learning during my study of the language. They have so many interesting ways of being, but one expression that I love is Jolie Laide, which directly translates into ‘ugly-pretty. The French are known for being beautiful in an unconventional way; a woman’s beauty lying in the appeal of her imperfections and how they fail to comply to the societal norm.

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Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity, Beauty

Why Most Therapy Doesn't Work…

01-Aug-2014

I’ve spoken to thousands of people who’ve tried counseling, psychology and other new age therapies only to leave disappointed years later (and thousands of dollars down) with the same negative patterns still playing out in their life. They’ve read a library full of self-help books and given that 12-week challenge a go, and still the original problem is there.

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Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity, Overcoming Depression

Tez Talks 18 "Q & A on Food, Exercise, Relationships, Parenthood And Feeling Low!"

23-Jun-2014

Today you guys have asked the questions and I have answered! I really enjoyed this format and would love to do another like this again! I discuss relationships, feeling low, my food and exercise regime and parenthood! www.yourzenlife.com @yourzenlife @tez_palmer

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Heart, Inspire, Exercise, Nutrition

Easy Ways to Show Compassion

18-Jun-2014

With our busy lives, it is so easy to forget that other people can also be tired, stressed, and overworked. We can take out our negative feelings on others instead of directing the energy into something more positive. Showing compassions for others not only helps them, it can also help boost your own spirits and make you a generally happy person. Here are a few simple ways to show compassion for friends, strangers, and the planet!

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Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity, Overcoming Depression, Inspire
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