Get More Meaning Out of Your Life by Dr. LaVerne Adams

“Get more meaning out of your life” It can be easy to run through the maze of life without pausing to think of its meaning. Does what I’m doing matter? More importantly, does it matter to me? Feeling that what you’re doing has a real purpose and meaning that matters to you can make a…

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Becoming a More Assertive Person by Dr. LaVerne Adams

Many people confuse assertiveness with aggression. There isn’t anything wrong or aggressive about open and honest communication when done appropriately. You’re merely clarifying your needs to another person. * Assertiveness is being able to express your feelings while still respecting the feelings of others. Benefits of Assertiveness Assertiveness is an important skill that can greatly…

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Becoming a Master of Self-Discipline by Dr. LaVerne Adams

One of the greatest gifts you can give yourself is learning to master the art of self-discipline. Learning how to tell yourself no is an important step to become a stronger, wiser and more mature person. While practicing self-discipline isn’t easy, there are many benefits to mastering this art of personal control: * Self-discipline can…

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Assertiveness Skills Primer – What Does It Mean To Be Assertive? by Dr. LaVerne Adams

The word, “assertive” is defined in many different ways: “bold,” “definite,” “insistent,” “positive,” “certain,” and “confident.” Being assertive means you have the skills to ask for or clearly state what you want or need. Take a look at the following scenario, question and responses. Scenario: Jane’s Trip to the Movies Jane goes to the movies…

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Action Strategies to Help You Stop Overreacting by Dr. LaVerne Adams

We can often overreact to situations without even knowing it. How does this happen? Well, we allow our emotions to take over. Once you gain control over your emotions you’ll be able to choose better reactions, which leads to better solutions. It’s important to remember that no one is perfect. Everyone overreacts from time to…

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10 Steps to Anger Management by Dr. LaVerne Adams

When someone cuts you off on the freeway, do you give in to your rage? Do you burst out in anger when your child misbehaves? Anger is a very natural emotion. However, learning to manage your anger in a positive manner is important, both for your well-being and that of others who are near and…

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9 Ways to Conquer the Fear of Change by Dr. LaVerne Adams

Change can be a scary thing. When you make a change in your life, you bring yourself into the unknown. You travel from a safe place to one where you don’t know exactly what will happen. The truth is, there is nothing you can do to stop change. This world is always changing – sometimes…

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7 Ways to Cope With Your Anger by Dr. LaVerne Adams

Attaining a healthy, well-balanced mindset is crucial to a rewarding lifestyle. But, much too often, anger gets the best of you and forces you to make hasty decisions that would otherwise seem outrageous. Reacting angrily to infuriating situations is expected. However, if your anger has a strong hold on you, all it takes is a…

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5 Ways to Deal with Negative People by Dr. LaVerne Adams

No matter what our occupation, we all come in contact with negative, difficult people from time to time. Our primal instinct is to fight back, defend ourselves, and react to their negativity with some of our own. However, we are not animals who are led by instincts. We are human beings with the ability to…

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4 Simple Steps to Having a Great Day by Dr. LaVerne Adams

It’s very easy to get caught up in the negativity of people around you, but if you can implement these four little steps, you’ll find yourself having a great day that will rub off on those around you. Try these techniques to bring you joy throughout your day: 1. Wake up with a smile on…

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