I was recently reminded of how faulty our perceptions can be, particularly in our relationships and especially in our digital communication. Perception is affected by so many variables, starting with […]
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It’s probably not well known that June is designated Effective Communication Month. Even while effective communication is one of the most important pieces of a solid relationship, two people in […]
Choice Theory has helped me to create an amazing life. I am so grateful to have learned Choice Theory® psychology when I was just 27. The only thing that would […]
There are some major misconceptions in the area of couple relationships. People often think when two people commit to an exclusive relationship, “Two become one.” This is a nice, romantic […]
If we’re connected on Facebook, then it’s likely you’ve noticed my posts often end with, “What’s great about your day?” Some people understand why I do that, and others assign […]
Whatever happens in the outside world has no meaning other than the meaning you give it. This is not a new concept, but it is a difficult one to put […]
InsideOut Empowerment Principle #5: When you find yourself unhappy about the conditions of your life, you should first clarify specifically what you want rather than focusing on what you want to avoid. So often, we can articulate what we don’t want but when asked to specify what we do want, we don’t know how. This is a little like making a list for the store of what you don’t need, going shopping, and expecting to come home with everything you want. It will never work.
Whatever happens in the outside world has no meaning other than the meaning you give it. Again, this is not a new concept but it is one that’s a little difficult to put into practice unless you’ve had some guidance and experience under your belt. When things happen we tend to place a value on them by labeling them as “good,” “bad,” “right” or “wrong.” This is not a terrible practice as long as you are only labeling things within your own life and not trying to push your assigned values onto others.