Inspiration, Letting Go, Faith – The BridgeMaker - Part 22

things to be 30 Things to Be

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I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. – Arthur Rubinstein When I was a boy, there were so many things I wanted to be. I wanted to be a cowboy, a professional baseball player and a motorcycle daredevil.…

simple path coping with anxiety A Simple Path – To Coping with Anxiety

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“The only way out is through.” ~ Robert Frost A note from Alex: The following is a personal account of my struggle with an anxiety disorder. I’m sharing this so others don’t feel helpless, alone or embarrassed. It’s a real and devastating condition, but there are steps you can to take to overcome it.

focus on what is right Life is Hard, and

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Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger. – Steve Maraboli Life is hard
and it can seem unfair.
That’s why there’s faith.
Faith provides an anchor to drop during the storm. Life is hard
and finding happiness can be difficult.…

take down the white flag Take Down the White Flag

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Fall seven times, stand up eight. – Japanese Proverb The temptation to quit is strongest the day before you realize your heart’s desire. The enemy of your soul waits patiently and then whispers the words he knows will persuade you to give up: You don’t deserve it.…

Always a Third Option There Is Always a Third Option

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If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise. – Robert Fritz One of my primary jobs as a therapist and spiritual counselor is to be that objective person who can see what I call the “third option.” What is the third option?…

Things to Always Remember 21 Things to Always Remember

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Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. – A.A. Milne After earning a college degree, raising four children, building an almost three-decade-old marriage and spending the last 25 years in the same career, I’ve learned a few things along the way – things I will always remember.…

Waking to the Whispers Waking to the Whispers

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Hero’s aren’t born, they’re cornered. – Mickey Rooney When I first read the Mickey Rooney quote (above) it resonated strongly with me. I had a job where I had crap being thrown at me and I was implementing a behavior plan which involved me telling my student to, “Hit me harder, and hit me again.” That is what it took for me to leave that job and take the leap to becoming an Aliveness Coach.…

breath Take a Breath

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When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace. – Author Unknown If it feels like your life is travelling at the speed of light, take a breath. If anxiety feels more familiar than peace, take a breath. When deadlines, obstacles, and disappointments leave you exhausted, take a breath.…