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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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Who Am I?

  One of the ways we perpetuate our self-defeating behaviors is to convince ourselves that change may be possible for some people, but not for us. We are who we are, and that’s just the way it is. To make … Continue reading

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