Self-Development – Love Wide Open https://lovewideopen.com The art of holding heart space. Wed, 14 Aug 2019 13:33:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 4 Steps to Stop Self-Sabotaging https://lovewideopen.com/4-steps-to-stop-self-sabotaging/ https://lovewideopen.com/4-steps-to-stop-self-sabotaging/#respond Wed, 14 Aug 2019 13:33:39 +0000 https://lovewideopen.com/?p=2808 self-sabotaging

If you’ve ever quit a job right before an expected promotion or cheated on your partner even though things were going great, you have engaged in self-sabotaging behavior. You’re not alone. Many people harbor a feeling that they don’t deserve true happiness. When everything seems perfect, we become scared and actively initiate our own downfall. […]

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When Life Teaches You The Wrong Lesson https://lovewideopen.com/when-life-teaches-you-the-wrong-lesson/ https://lovewideopen.com/when-life-teaches-you-the-wrong-lesson/#respond Sat, 29 Jun 2019 17:02:17 +0000 https://lovewideopen.com/?p=2792 Wrong Lesson

Life is a series of lessons. Every experience you have in life, every single one, will form you or shape you in some way. Some experiences make us better, more compassionate or successful; and some experiences are harmful, and make it hard for us to trust or have confidence in ourselves. What happens when an […]

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How to Successfully Embrace Change https://lovewideopen.com/how-to-successfully-embrace-change/ https://lovewideopen.com/how-to-successfully-embrace-change/#respond Wed, 05 Jun 2019 13:13:46 +0000 https://lovewideopen.com/?p=2764 embrace change

Your ability to embrace change shows you have potential and allows you to develop and create in a way that keeping the status quo will not. Yet, despite knowing that change is good for us, people have a nearly unanimous aversion to it. Lack of control, uncertainty and a fear of failure are all reasons […]

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How to Live with an Open Heart in Times of Stress https://lovewideopen.com/how-to-live-with-an-open-heart-in-times-of-stress/ https://lovewideopen.com/how-to-live-with-an-open-heart-in-times-of-stress/#comments Sun, 12 May 2019 01:06:39 +0000 https://lovewideopen.com/?p=2725 Stress

You want to live with an open heart, but sometimes life gets in the way. When stress comes, that trusting, courageous part of yourself can shut down. Picture this scenario: You face a stressful situation. Your heart races. Your hands shake. Your stomach tightens. As you feel that stress response kick in, panic rises. It […]

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When People Make Bad Choices https://lovewideopen.com/when-people-make-bad-choices/ https://lovewideopen.com/when-people-make-bad-choices/#respond Thu, 09 May 2019 00:13:22 +0000 https://lovewideopen.com/?p=2700 Choices

One of the basic freedoms that people enjoy and expect is freedom of choice. Granted, our choices will always have certain limitations based on our socioeconomic status, but within those confines, we do have the right to choose everything about our lives from where we live, how we dress and who we date, to what […]

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Not Caring What Other People Think of Us Matters https://lovewideopen.com/not-caring-what-other-people-think-of-us-matters/ https://lovewideopen.com/not-caring-what-other-people-think-of-us-matters/#respond Sun, 07 Apr 2019 16:46:37 +0000 https://lovewideopen.com/?p=2640 What people think of us

We all have a tendency to think too much about what other people think of us. When in reality those very people we’re worrying about, are also worried about what we think of them! Which means other people are probably not thinking about us as much as we thought. I once witnessed an exchange between […]

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You CAN Keep A Secret If You Possess One Of These Qualities https://lovewideopen.com/keep-a-secret/ https://lovewideopen.com/keep-a-secret/#respond Sat, 16 Mar 2019 13:50:47 +0000 https://lovewideopen.com/?p=2571 keep a secret

The problem with keeping secrets is that as soon as we’re told to keep something secret, we’re suddenly struck with a burning desire to tell the very next person we see. It doesn’t matter what the secret is about. It’s the simple fact that it is privileged information someone has entrusted to us with the […]

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The 6 Reasons People Lie (We All Do Number 3) https://lovewideopen.com/6-reasons-people-lie/ https://lovewideopen.com/6-reasons-people-lie/#respond Thu, 07 Mar 2019 20:01:50 +0000 https://lovewideopen.com/?p=2561 people lie

The ability to place trust in other people is a good quality, but it can be hard to trust when you find out someone has lied to you. Falling for someone’s dishonesty can make us feel dumb and disrespected. It’s important to recognize that when someone lies, it is a reflection of who they are, […]

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3 Things I Would Tell My 20-Year-Old Self https://lovewideopen.com/3-things-i-would-tell-my-20-year-old-self/ https://lovewideopen.com/3-things-i-would-tell-my-20-year-old-self/#respond Wed, 20 Feb 2019 02:21:16 +0000 https://lovewideopen.com/?p=2502 20-year-old self

Ever wish you could get a glimpse into your future by getting a visit from your future self?  Bet you’d listen to guidance from yourself on what to do or not to do more than any well-meaning teacher, parent or coach.  I know I would.  What if I am that future self and can go […]

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Cultivating Self-Compassion When You Don’t Think You Are Enough or Worth It https://lovewideopen.com/cultivating-self-compassion-when-you-dont-think-you-are-enough-or-worth-it/ https://lovewideopen.com/cultivating-self-compassion-when-you-dont-think-you-are-enough-or-worth-it/#respond Tue, 29 Jan 2019 06:02:30 +0000 https://lovewideopen.com/?p=2301 self-compassion

“I really hate myself sometimes. I hate every part of myself. The way I look, the way I dress, the way I talk in front of other people.” Sound familiar? Haven’t you been hard on yourself for long enough? Isn’t it about time for you to accept yourself for the amazing wonderful person that you […]

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