Monthly Archives: January 2017

Negative Thinking: how to win the war against yourself


We’ve all been there… simply feel that NOTHING EVER good happens to you or that, if you do this or that, it will fail miserably. In the end, friends, if you are really honest with yourself, your misery is totally your own fault! Unfortunately many of us have lost our trust in humanity (and technology) so we have been groomed to expect the worst.

Do you realize how unhappy this can make a person? The glass is half full….ALWAYS!! You never see the bright side of things and words like ‘yes, but..’ is scattered throughout all conversations. Sometimes, as a counselor, I just want to shake people to wake them up to the brilliant and beautiful world around them, MAKE them count their blessings. What IS this thing with SUFFERING being the trend these days?

Well, I discovered a wonderful article that I want to share with you today. Health and Fitness author Melli says: “Getting drawn into a pattern of negative thinking can be likened to building a prison in your own mind. It holds you captive.” [Health And Fitness:n.d.)]

Some people are so ‘locked up’ in their ‘prisons’ that it seems their is no way out. It has become part of your life, but you tend to forget…..this is NOT you, this is ugly bad attitude rearing its head. Melli shares four key tips on how to get yourself out of that doomed disposition.

Read the article here.


HEALTH AND FITNESS.  n.d.  The four keys to overcoming negative thinking for good.[Web:]  [Date of Access:] January 12, 2017








NewYear, NewBeginning

I’ve seen the phenomena many times; people come to see the counselor/psychologist for whatever reason. Diagnosis is often anxiety or depression, which is quite correct, but what many individuals fail to understand is that the root of many of their problems lie in the choices they have made themselves.

Life is about choices, and granted, sometimes making such choices take some chemical intervention. Less anxiety, better choices….making certain choices can be really hard, but the bottom-line is, they are CHOICES. You can decide to cut off connections with a poisonous friend or to stop drinking alcohol, smoking, negative thinking, whatever your vice maybe. Whether you need the support of a professional and a pill or two, well, that is also entirely up to you. In the end, you see, you have the power to change your life, whether you believe it or not.

The problem is, people rarely take responsibility for their own miserable dispositions. They blame it on colleagues, exes, family members, past traumatic events, illness, and so forth. All these are valid reasons to be depressed, yes, and you may have been completely innocent of causing any of these bad events and/or relationship break-ups, but you are still responsible for your own decision to cling to it. I understand that letting go is never easy, therefore you have the option to get help; someone you can talk to who can guide you through your healing process.

Why not decide today to take back control of your life, reclaim your power and move forward, leaving those old hurts behind. Trust me, you CAN, yes, you cannot change the past, it is done, but you can decide today to change your future.


Come on friends, life can be such a beautiful adventure, a wonderful and precious gift, don’t let old grudges, pains and sorrows it away from you. And if you need help? Don’t ever be embarrassed to reach out; talk to somebody.

This then is my challenge to all: don’t let the past steal your joy, close the door on it and start living YOUR life with gratitude, peace and happiness.


COLEMAN, Chrystal.  2012.  Persephone Magazine: Positivity Challenge Week 7: Staying Positive at Your Non-Ideal Job.  [Web:]  [Date of Access:] January 10, 2017.


MIND INNOVATION.  2014.  Excuses and Negativity – Inspirational Video. [Web:] https:

The Holistic Pages Edition 1/2017

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