Intake Questions – Alcohol and Drug Recovery Program

Experienced counselors know what questions to ask during an intake interview for an alcohol and drug recovery program - and they learned by filling out form after form. Here are the questions I'm asking when I interview applicants for our recovery program.

Overcoming Shame and Guilt – Erica Jong

Before you can overcome feelings of guilt and shame, you need to learn the difference between the two. These tips on overcoming shame and guilt are inspired by bestselling author Erica Jong...

How to Produce Positive Energy – 4 Law of Attraction Tips : The Passion Seeker

If you know how to produce positive energy, you will attract good things in life! These four law of attraction tips are based on The Secret, whichs holds that you send out negative and positive energy constantly. And, you attract what you emit. How, then, do you make sure you produce positive energy so you attract good things into your life? I have some ideas for you…but before we dive into my four tips for producing positive energy, check out this quip from Dr Joe Vitale: “Everything

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How to Help a Friend Whose Mom Has Cancer

Our friend’s mom was recently diagnosed with a cancerous tumour in her brain. These tips on how to help a friend whose mom has cancer are from him, and from an interesting news article I found.

How to Stop Feeling Guilty Over a Relationship Breakup : The Passion Seeker

You know breaking up was the right thing to do, but you feel guilty anyway. Here’s how to stop feeling guilty about the breakup and start healing. On my article about letting go of someone you love, a reader asked how she can stop feeling guilty about breaking up with her boyfriend of four years. Here are my suggestions, starting with a quotation from a strong woman in history. “This is all you have,” says Dr Laura Schlessinger. “This is not

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Starting Over at 50 – What Are Your Assets? : One Thing

The first step to starting over at 50 is to identify your assets and liabilities. You'd be surprised to learn how many assets you have! Here, I define several types of assets, and offer tips for dealing with liabilities when you're starting over at 50.

Ulcerative Colitis – How Laurie Survives Inflammatory Bowel Disease : The Passion Seeker

I’m a writer surviving life with ulcerative colitis, which is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). I’ve found that living in harmony with ulcerative colitis is easier than fighting it. I’m also a blogger who wants to publish stories from people living with chronic disease. If you have a chronic illness, I’d love to hear from you! Please contact me through the comments form below. Do you have inflammatory or irritable bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, or Crohn’s? Read Breaking

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How to Survive an Online Affair

Online relationships are more common than you think. These tips for surviving an online affair will help you start over after a bad breakup. Here’s what Steve said on my Tips for Surviving an Emotional Affair article on Quips & Tips for Achieving Your Goals. He had an internet affair and wants to know how to save his marriage: “I love my wife and kids so much. I would normally say I’m a great husband and father. I just made

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Lillian Hellman – Get Out of Your Own Way : One Thing

One of my favorite quotations for successful women is from Lillian Hellman – she was an American playright. Her quote is about self-sabotage and tripping yourself up. It’s both depressing and empowering: “It’s a sad day when you find out that it’s not accident or time or fortune but just yourself that kept things from you.” ~ Lillian Hellman. I see this in my blogging career – I support myself as a full-time writer and blogger, and went through a

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