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What Are You Really Hungry For?
A One Woman’s Voice Book Group

Posted by on Jul 16, 2011 in classes and events, Sea Change Blog | 0 comments

You Are Invited to One Woman’s Voice, a book group! We’ll be talking about Geneen Roth’s Appetites: the search for true nourishment. When: Monday, August 8, 2011 at 7:00 Where: The Self Development Place at 210 W. Loveland Ave. in Historic Loveland Cost: It’s FREE — but register now, because seating is limited.To register, please submit the form at the end of this post.If you’re an Oprah fan, or, alternately, if you’ve ever searched the shelves for the key to the dieting dilemma, you’ve come...

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A Non-Yoga Alternative to Worry

Posted by on Jun 30, 2011 in Sea Change Blog | 0 comments

A Non-Yoga Alternative to Worry

It’s entirely plausible that two tiny words — “what if…” — are responsible for bankrolling a whole host of billion-dollar industries.  It’s hard to think of two words more closely associated with panic; with headaches, heartburn, and sleepless nights. However, there is a way of looking at ‘what if’ questions that holds panic at bay.  Below is an adaptation on worrying about “what if?” that’s quicker than drugs, won’t make you sleepy, requires no physical contortions...

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Julia Child’s Recipe for Resilience

Posted by on Jun 16, 2011 in Sea Change Blog | 0 comments

I’m a voracious fan of that particular genre of videos referred to as “feel-good movies”.  However, there are precious few of them that live up to the promise, (“imho”).  Some of The Most Depressing Movies that I have been ruthlessly blamed for presenting to my family have been advertised as “feel-good flicks” — and patently were not.  A Home of Our Own comes to mind as one that led the entire family to the edge of the abyss, and — forgive me — so did Forrest Gump. Fortunately the...

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Invincible Voice Podcast:
The Morning Blues: what causes them & what conquers them

Posted by on Jun 9, 2011 in Invincible Voice Podcasts (2011) | 0 comments

June 9, 2011 — The Morning Blues: what causes them and how to conquer themWhat is it – besides sleep deprivation, which is a separate topic – that can make rolling out of bed feel overwhelming. This podcast talks about what singer Gilbert O’Sullivan once said in a song was the hardest thing he had to do – getting out of bed :)!Start by downloading the Morning Blues handout here.Right click to download.  Invincible Voice is loaded with tips, insight, inspiration and conversation about vibrant, depression-free living. It’s...

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4 Tips to Beat the Morning Blues

Posted by on Jun 2, 2011 in Sea Change Blog | 1 comment

4 Tips to Beat the Morning Blues

We humans are pretty darned good at putting a brave face on things. Think about what you do every single day.  You take on challenges that come with no guarantee of success — and the possibility of failure.  You navigate the waters of parenthood — knowing that for each child there are different rocks to look out for in the rapids.  You balance the checkbook, pay the bills — and figure out how to pay for college, and, some weeks, just for replacing your glasses and keeping the car in motion.  You face losses and change...

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The First Two Steps to Take When You Feel Trapped

Posted by on May 26, 2011 in Sea Change Blog | 0 comments

At a seminar that I attended recently, the speaker directed participants to list five defining moments in their lives and then to look for a theme or connection between them. (In fact, you might take a minute and a half and do that yourself right now.)Having grown up in a rage-intensive environment, I found that those turning points involved leaving things; in particular, drawing a line and leaving behind distorted, negative messages about myself.  It was a hard-won insight that these were, in actuality, projections of the self image of the...

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4 Mini-Dares that Build Love

Posted by on May 19, 2011 in Sea Change Blog | 0 comments

4 Mini-Dares that Build Love

That these are busy, stressful times that we live in is almost a cliche.  It’s a rough economy, a lousy job market, and a tumultuous international picture. It’s also been raining for six weeks — at least in Cincinnati, where I’m sitting at my desk.  I say this with a wink and a smile at its relative triviality, but it’s a fact that this dreary, unrelenting grayness is dragging people down and generally causing a lot of extra bother.  I myself was the lucky recipient on Mother’s Day of a long-wished-for pair...

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Invincible Voice Podcast:
“You Will Do Unto Others as You Do Unto Yourself”

Posted by on May 13, 2011 in Invincible Voice Podcasts (2011) | 0 comments

May 13, 2011 – “You will do unto others as you do unto yourself.”Whether it was about being hypercritical or missing the boat when it came to your feelings, you may have said to yourself, “I’ll never do that to my kids!”To a certain extent, it really is possible to make a conscious decision to avoid repeating hurtful things that have been done to you.But at another level, it’s more complicated than a simple act of will. Your beliefs about yourself were created based on the words and actions you...

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Your TV Hero Can Make You Stronger

Posted by on May 6, 2011 in Sea Change Blog | 0 comments

Your TV Hero Can Make You Stronger

There’s a big difference between life balance — which I think is a myth — and life being a balancing act. Now that is truth. The average busy adult has a boatload of stressors.  In a single morning, you can find yourself dealing with anything from relationship woes to the terrible twos; from a flooded basement to a tax bill twice as high as expected. And no one is exempt.  Being in a solo private practice, I always wear five hats — until I get home, where I put on five more.  It’s just the nature of the thing;...

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College is a First Business Venture

Posted by on May 3, 2011 in Sea Change Blog | 0 comments

“I have a check for you for $500,000,” I unexpectedly found myself saying to a high school senior recently.  That conversation spooled into a whole new perspective on introducing kids to college — one that I think will truly pay strong dividend$ in a time when every college dollar needs to count.”To receive this check, your job is to earn a bachelor’s degree with a 3.5 GPA,” I went on to explain.  “Knowing that this check is waiting for you, how would you go about accomplishing this so that you get to...

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