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How to Stop Feeling Guilty and Ashamed About a Choice You Made

Whether it was last summer or 20 years ago, it’s time to learn how to stop feeling guilty and ashamed of yourself, what you did, or how you reacted to someone or something. These tips are inspired by a reader who really wants to help others deal with guilt and shame…but she feels like she’s not good enough because of […]

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How to Stop Feeling Guilty About Starting a New Relationship

These tips for overcoming guilt when you’re dating will help you settle into joy and start a new relationship with peace. You may feel guilty for a variety of reasons: you’re taking time from your kids, your kids may feel threatened by your new relationship, your ex-husband may be jealous or hurt, your in-laws may object to you dating a […]

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7 Practical Ways to Forgive Yourself for Past Mistakes

Yes, you can learn how to forgive yourself for your past mistakes. Your failures are behind you; you don’t have to carry them anymore. You learned from your mistakes, and you’re stronger, kinder, and wiser now. To make peace with yourself and be happy, you need to learn how to forgive yourself. These steps towards forgiving yourself are inspired by […]

How to Forgive Yourself for Your Failures

7 Steps to Forgiving Someone Who Broke Your Heart

You might find it easier to forgive if you change your mindset instead of relying on your feelings. Here’s how forgiveness works best, with inspiration from a painful family estrangement I faced, the book Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff in Love by Richard Carlson, and a sprinkle of the Psalms. Forgiveness isn’t a feeling; it’s a deliberate choice to change your mindset […]

How to Forgive Someone Who Broke Your Heart

How to Feel Better About Yourself

The best way to feel better about yourself is to learn where your sense of self-worth comes from and how to increase it. Here’s a quick self-worth test to help you get specific about how you see yourself, plus three tips on how to feel better about who you are. First, I have to tell you about a Thomas the […]

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How to Stop Playing Mind Games in Your Relationship

Learn how to stop playing mind games and start relaxing into your relationships – it’ll change everything! Here’s how to release your grip and be authentic, joyful, and peaceful with the people in your life. After I wrote 5 Examples of the Mind Games People Play in Relationships, I realized I didn’t offer any tips on how to actually stop […]

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How to Love Yourself When You Don’t Feel Good Enough

Your search for “how to love myself” is how it starts. These 7 tips for loving yourself will help you feel happier, healthier, and more hopeful – especially if you feel like you’re not good enough. Your relationships will improve and you’ll have the strength you need to face whatever comes your way. On How to Feel Better About Yourself, I described […]

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