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Penny for Your Thoughts? Think Again!

Deepak Chopra and Wayne Dyer often quote a study that concludes that our minds are bombarded by an average of 65,000 thoughts per day.  What’s interesting about this figure is that about 95% of those thoughts are exactly the same thoughts that passed through our mind the day before. And it gets worse… For most of us, 80-90% of those thoughts are negative and totally unconscious.  This would indicate that offering someone a penny for their thoughts is a really bad deal, because, in the sum total of things, their thoughts are actually worth less than nothing.  In fact, many […]

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Omigosh!! How Time Flies!!

WOW!  Time flies, huh?  I can’t believe that it’s been over 6 months since I made a blog entry!  How on earth did THAT happen! Well, let me state right here, right now that I resolve to do MUCH better in 2012. So, let me bring you up-to-date on what’s been happening since last May (omigosh, how embarrassing – and I call myself a writer!!).  As I believe you know from my “Supermanifester” posts, Deb and I sold two houses in Virginia and bought our beautiful new beach home in Ponce Inlet, Florida in April – June.  We needed to […]

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Thinking Into Results

As certified facilitators of LifeSuccess Productions’ flagship personal and corporate growth program, Thinking Into Results, we are passionate about helping individuals and companies take their results to the next level. Thinking Into Results represents a radical departure in the whole concept of corporate training.  You see, it is our contention that the people who work within your organization don’t require additional training on the particulars of how to do their job, but rather require an actual transformation in their thinking with regard to everything in their lives – including their function within the company.  Regardless of your company’s size or […]

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The Last 3 Factors…

The last 3 underlying factors of Dysthymia are: The Sucker Punch (Traumatic Life Events): How we react to unexpected events in life certainly affects our mood and emotions. A stressful life event can plunge a person into depression, especially if a person is at risk for depression due to other factors. Stressful life events may include: prolonged medical illness; illness or death of a loved one; divorce; ending a close relationship; loss of a job; relocating; and financial or legal problems. The Clone-Effect (Environmental Factors): The environment in which you were raised can be a major factor underlying your susceptibility […]

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Foggy Glasses Syndrome

Depression is very much a disease of perception. Everywhere we look are images of perfection—the perfect body, the perfect car, the perfect house, the perfect relationship, the perfect children, etc. We are inundated by these messages that we can never quite measure up to in the media, the movies, fashion magazines, etc. But you know what? Perfection is an illusion, if any of us ever got there we’d just “ascend!!” And yet everyone is trying to attain the unattainable. These images of perfection are hard to live up to at any age, but become particularly glaring as we get older […]

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Frazzlemania

The mental health experts have identified all kinds of factors underlying the reason why women, in particular, are so susceptible to developing depression in their middle years. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, women develop depression at more than twice the rate of men. We’ve boiled these factors down into six basic areas which I’ll address in each of the next 6 posts. The first underlying factor is what Deb and I have termed Frazzlemania – hey if the doctors can do it, so can we!  Frazzlemania refers to the massive overload that today’s woman finds herself under.  […]

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Supermanifesters, Part 2

Believe me, I’m really getting to the whole underlying factors of dysthymia -honestly, I am – but this is just too good not to share!!! In my last post I told you how Deb and I manifested the SALE of our home in Virginia in 3 days. Well, then we took it one step further… If we could manifest a home sale, could we do the same thing for a home PURCHASE? Deb and I have known exactly what we want in a beach home for a very long time now – we visualize it every single day and write […]

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Okay, I know I promised…

… to start drilling down the underlying factors that contribute to Dysthymia, but I just HAVE to interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to give you one of the best illustrations I can of the power of visualization and creative thinking and THINKING your way to the results you want in life.  So, everyone has heard on the nightly news or read in the newspapers or experienced in their own life that we are in a recession and that the housing bubble has burst, right?  Well I would like to respectfully disagree and offer you a story to prove my point. […]

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What Causes Dysthymia?

Mental health experts have identified all kinds of underlying factors why women, in particular, are so susceptible to developing depression in their middle years. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, women develop depression at more than twice the rate of men. We’ve boiled these factors down into six basic areas and I’ll take the next 6 blog entries to go through each of these in more detail: Frazzlemania (Overload) 2nd Class Setback (Societal Gender Inequity) Foggy Glasses Syndrome (Perception) The Sucker Punch (Traumatic Life Events) The Clone Effect (Environmental Factors) Comfortitis (Comfort vs. Achievement) Regardless of the underlying […]

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