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Forgiveness

As you become introspective and empathetic with your understanding of others thoughts and feelings you may begin to understand the pain you have caused others through your own unconscious (or conscious) actions. You behave out of a direct result of your own emotional pain, but when you become aware of the reason for your actions

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I Have a Confession

I have a confession to make. This time last year, I embarked on a journey to change my physical health because my emotional health had become unmanageable. In July of last year, I experienced an extremely stressful event that was both traumatic and life-altering. By October, my stress and worry had taken a mental toll

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You Are The Company You Keep

Why do we keep doing and feeling the same things over and over again, even when they aren't serving us well in any capacity whatsoever? Oh, the madness! Consciousness is a “here-and-now” experience of focused attention that is fundamentally a measure of how our body, thoughts, and mind is changed by interaction with our internal

Be The Audience: Looking at Your Life From the Outside

“It’s difficult to be curious and unhappy at the same time.” – Mark WilliamsMuch of the change process is about awareness of yourself and others. Consciousness will allow you to take ownership of what is yours so you can change it. I liken personal awareness to a theatrical production. Often, I will ask my clients

Narrative Self: Insert Your Life Story Here

Your life script is so automatic, that to change, you need to stop and just be the audience in the play of your own life. Observe the writing, directing, production and set design of your own life's play - the one you're creating. As you begin to learn about who you are, understanding your powerlessness

Rewrite History

As I fumbled through some old files one evening, cleaning up my home office, I ran across a journal of quotes I started in 1994. (Ok, yes, I had quite a stack of books and papers I was going through.) I opened the journal, and right there on the first page was a quote that

New Year New You

I Choose Change is participating in an event with KLAK 97.5 this Saturday at the McKinney Performing Arts Center. "New Year, New You" is a cause Jennifer Ryan supports for its dedication to health and wellness. If you are in McKinney, Texas on Saturday come and participate in a Blood Drive and Health Fair in which you and

Vision Boards: Name It To Claim It

January around our office means filled schedules! People set goals this time of year, and usually that includes some form of personal development in the form of psychoanalysis, counseling or coaching. What better place to get that than I Choose Change! But, there are some clients who really can't stand the words "resolution" or "goals"

The Benefits of Therapy by Phone

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photo credit: splorp Publisher's note: ÂThe following article was originally posted in the New York Times by Tara Parker-Pope.  Click here to get the full story. Therapy by Phone a Better Option Most therapists schedule face-to-face meetings with their patients. But new data suggest that therapy by phone may be a better option for some