• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Saved My Life

    Dena August 21, 2009

    How did I beat severe anxiety and depression? How did I lose seventy pounds? How did I take my destiny into my own hands and save my life? Of course the answer is complicated but the first step is not. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is…

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  • Practicing Visualization & Reaching Your Goals

    Dena August 19, 2009

    Visualization is the process of using your mind to imagine yourself achieving a goal. Research shows that when you believe you can do something, you are more likely to do it. Likewise, by imagining yourself achieving your goals, you are more likely to achieve them.…

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  • Do Not Seek Happiness, Live It

    Dena August 14, 2009

    “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” -Ghandi You can spend your entire life searching for happiness, but you will never find it. You can search for the “right” house, car, clothing, jewelry, job, and mate…

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  • Faith

    Dena August 8, 2009

    “If it is not okay, it is not the end.” I am not sure where I first heard that quote, but it has stuck with me ever since. This post is about faith and it has nothing to do with religion. Recently, I came through…

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  • Emotional Pain is Conquerable

    Dena August 6, 2009

    Awhile back I wrote these words: There is only one brand of pain, self-inflicted. What did I mean? Well, I am not referring to physical pain. (I can not claim to walk across hot coals or lay on a bed of nails — yet!) I…

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  • Prayer

    Dena August 6, 2009

    –taken from The Pilgrimage, by Paulo Coelho “…In your infinite pity, O Lord, help us never to turn our knowledge against ourselves. Have pity on those who pity themselves and who see themselves as good people treated unfairly by life – who feel that they…

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  • My Story

    Dena August 5, 2009

    I want to show you the path to happiness by sharing my story. I want you to know that you can be happy and you can find peace. I suffered from severe depression and anxiety for the first half of my life. Ten years ago…

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  • Spiritual Wealth = Physical Health

    Dena August 4, 2009

    “By listening to your body & responding to it with awareness, you tap into the field of infinite possibility where there is peace, harmony, joy.” -Deepak Chopra When I tell people that I lost 70 pounds over the course of two years their gut reaction…

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  • Kindness Conservation

    Dena July 30, 2009

    I’ve been thinking about the difference between nice and too nice? Where do we draw the line? The answer is a lot simpler than I thought. I have always prided myself on being a kind person. I am the girl in the office who smiles…

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