Healing the Roots of Self-Hatred

The Critic is a common and unfortunate constant in our inner lives. This internalized voice assumes the tone and language of our mother, father, religion and/or society. After every step forward there it is, doubting or damning our choice. But for many people, “critic” is much too mild a word. The voice they hear is relentless, a vicious screaming that cripples and controls. They might call their voice the “Self-Hater” or the “Killer Critic.” Not everyone hears self-hatred as a voice in their heads. Sometimes, it’s a way of being… Read More >>

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Thrive in the Midst of Chaos!

The winners in the 21st century will thrive on chaos. Several things are necessary to thrive in the midst of chaos: 1. Exceptional boundaries. This is where the “desperate” housewives go astray because they seem to have no boundaries at all. Winners know how to say no. They know how to close their doors and ignore disruptions. They know where they are going and they tolerate few, if any, distractions. 2. Exceptional vision. They know their priorities and their desired outcomes. They know what they want and they can see,… Read More >>

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Are You Worth It? You Decide.

As comedienne Lucille Ball quipped: You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. Part of that self-love is feeling that you’re worth it, that you are good enough, and that you deserve respect, kindness, and satisfaction with your life. Although this seems simple enough, unworthiness is more common in our culture than we might expect. Simply put, worthiness is a person’s judgment of their own value, merit, or usefulness. It stems from our deep human need to be known and seen for who we really… Read More >>

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The Do’s and Dont’s of Dating After Divorce

Dating after divorce can be intimidating for sure. Angie is 47 and recently divorced. She married her high school sweetheart and hasn’t been on a date in 25 years. Toward the end of her marriage, there certainly weren’t a lot of romantic sparks, so she feels completely out of touch with her sensual side. She’s dabbled in online dating and been on a few fix-ups, but couldn’t enjoy herself. She felt so nervous about doing or saying the wrong thing, she was convinced she would never get a second date.… Read More >>

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Top 10 Things We Can Control

While we cannot control the weather, death or another’s thoughts, much as we might like to, we would do well to pay attention to the areas in our life that we can actually do something about. 1. Our actions. We alone are responsible for what we do. 2. Our words. Spoken or written, the words we choose impact our lives and the lives of others. 3. Our beliefs. If we believe that others should take care of our needs, then we will be frustrated when they don’t. We can change… Read More >>

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