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You always have a choice

"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms-to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way." Dr. Viktor Frankl Do these thoughts sound familiar? “I can’t. I’m not allowed. They won’t let me. I have to. I’m stuck.” These are just a few of the thoughts that come to us when we perceive that we don’t have a choice.

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A Moment of Recognition

On Saturday afternoon, as I was finishing up some to-do’s, I realized that I had been focused and in the zone, busting through one to-do after another. I felt extremely productive and was now complete, ready and excited about the rest of my day. The kids and I were going to make an ice cream and Barnes and Noble run. Then my cousin Sara was going to come over to hang out and watch movies.

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What are you thinking?

“Don’t believe everything you think.” Joanne Carmona One of my clients shared a piece of advice that I have found to be very useful, so I had to share it with you. On her fridge at home, she has posted, “Don’t believe everything you think.” What a great reminder of our ability to manage our thoughts instead of letting our thoughts control us. We can’t always control every thought that comes to us, but we can choose what we do with those thoughts.

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Are you too busy?

Last Saturday I received a call from the manager of Bauer’s Car Wash. He was calling to thank me for a simple task I had done. A few days prior, as I was cleaning out my purse, I found the signed credit card receipt from my last visit. When I discovered the receipt, having been in retail, I knew the importance of them having this record, so I decided to mail it in.

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