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The Writer’s Dispute

I was reading some back issues of The Writer magazine today, and I encountered the following suggestion, attributed to Eric Maisel, a psychotherapist who works regularly with writers: “Listen closely to yourself and dispute the thoughts that don’t serve you—even … Continue reading

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Seeing Yourself Sober

A few years ago, when I decided to quit smoking following a major heart attack, one of the techniques that made it easier was seeing myself as a nonsmoker. I visualized a person with fresh breath, no little holes in his … Continue reading

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Why Set Goals?

Most people understand that the best way to keep your vehicle headed straight on the highway is to focus your eyes on the furthest point you can see, and let your peripheral vision take care of what’s happening close to … Continue reading

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