How to Go From Surviving to Thriving: More is Possible!

If you’ve been seeking and not finding, I get it. If you’ve been on a journey of self-discovery for years and are wondering, “Is this all there is?” I get it. If you’ve gotten temporary relief from acute emotional pain, but the pain keeps coming back and you’re wondering, “why does this keep happening?” I…

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How to Have Better Relationships — Follow These 9 Tips

This quarantine can be particularly stressful on relationships. Maybe you’re living in close quarters with others. Or you’re only relating to people at a distance — or it’s the stress of these crazy times. It’s always important to relate to others as skillfully as possible, but that’s become even more important right now. Relationship guidance from David…

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5 Mind-Altering Ways to Improve Your Thoughts and Your Life

You don’t have to believe what’s going through your head. If you think things like, “I’m never gonna figure this out” or“Oh my God! I’m such a f***ing loser!” or“I’m the worst piece of s*** in the world” you don’t have to believe them! I’ll explain why in a minute. But first… Your thoughts guide…

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How to Get Over Your Fear of Being Judged

How you judge yourself is much more important than how others judge you. I was mired in fear for most of my life, especially the fear of being judged by others. For a long time, I didn’t even realize I had this fear. Once I did, I then realized — I’m going to be judged…

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What Enmeshed Relationships Look Like and How To Get Out of Them

Being enmeshed means that you’re so connected to your family or another person that you don’t know where you end and they begin. Getting out of enmeshment requires that you set boundaries around your life. This enables you to take care of yourself, rather than taking care of others. Enmeshed people don’t feel free to…

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How to Upgrade Your Life by Improving Your Thought Life

Some frameworks to improve your internal dialogue Managing our thoughts and our minds is the most powerful way to change our lives. We’ve been taught what to think and why, but not really how to think. When we let our mind go on autopilot, the results can be disastrous. In this article, I illustrate several ways for how to think, and especially…

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4 Ways Keeping the Focus On Yourself Leads To Be Better Life

Are you filled with tension and anxiety and don’t know why? Maybe you know something needs to change, but don’t know what. You’ve tried everything and nothing seems to work, at least not long-term. That was me before 12 step recovery. I’ve learned to do something that has improved my life drastically, including in my…

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