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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

Lessons I've Learned From True Friendship

30-May-2014

I wrote this based on what I sincerely believe friendship is. This train of thought was greatly spontaneous, as I never quite imagined myself gathering the courage, nor strength to share my definition of the word “friend”, which I think is completely personal, but extremely universal as well. I’ve had my share of bad experiences involving others surrounding me, and as I am flourishing and entering the world of adulthood I see my past as a blessing. It takes time, but it’s alright because it does get better.

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High School, College, Philosophy, Inspire

A Specific Kind of Natural Law

17-May-2014

For some time now, I’ve swung over my shoulders a cape which does not belong to me. I save worlds... but miss out my own. I pour my heart over matters which should really not matter... or should I say: could not possibly matter--not just yet.

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Philosophy, Positivity, Psychology
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