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The Path to Success Includes Failure

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By Tova J. Kreps, LCSW, President & Co-Founder of Wellspring

It’s a new year, a time for new beginnings… again!!!! As I prepare to teach this month on the radio and in our upcoming seminar about Healthy Habits, I am working on my own habits in order to try to “practice what I preach. I can’t help but be struck by the fact that I have tried to start some of these same habits for decades. I find myself tempted to focus on my failures and to give up before I even get started. But not this time! One of the major changes I have made in my own recent habit-forming efforts is to give myself permission to fail. Let me share with you six key points about how and why to use failure as your teacher instead of your accuser.

 

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    • Healthy Habits

    Tags:

    • anxiety
    • counseling
    • emotional health
    • emotions
    • empowerment
    • influence for good
    • mental health
    • power
    • resiliency
    • wellness

Power is a Good Thing

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by Tova Kreps, LCSW

Power is the ability to act, to choose and to influence the world around us. It is one of our basic human needs. We start seeking power from infancy. A baby cries to get his mother to respond and feed him. The two year old tests her ability to do it her own way. The teenager wants the power of choice. The adult needs to know that he can act and influence. The loss of power is helplessness, one of the key components of trauma and a cause of depression.

We use our power for good when we create, make wise choices, or influence circumstances for the betterment of others. Our powerful strength should be used to protect and defend, to save, and to build. When we love proactively, we can powerfully influence others to feel good, to love back, and to thrive. When we listen well (click here for information on my ...

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  • Domestic Violence

Tags:

  • Intentional Listening
  • domestic violence
  • influence for good
  • power
  • powerlessness

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