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Improve your Life with Positive Self-Talk

Self-talk is the constant monologue that goes on inside your head during most of your waking hours.  It consists of myriad voices that whisper advice and opinions that can trigger emotions such as anxiety, fear, anger and doubt.  What is worrying however, is that often many of these emotions aren’t pertinent to the immediate circumstances […]

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CANDo Journal – The Key to a New You

In so many of the articles and CANDoable activities I write and the Inner Imp Thinking Series of eBooks, I recommend jotting down notes, making lists of goals, writing down your feelings, etc., etc. – it’s invariably one of the first steps I suggest. Because plotting where you are and where you want to be is such […]

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Stop Feeling & Start Doing

I’m not much of a television watcher but last night I was persuaded to watch “The Iron Lady” about Margaret Thatcher. “Dull viewing” many may think while others may feel the need to supress the shudder that rapidly works it’s way down their spine. Whatever you may have thought or think of her now though, […]

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The Secret to Happiness

Happiness won’t always come your way when you patiently wait for it. Sometimes you need to make life happen. You may not like to hear this, but it is most certainly the truth as far as your happiness is concerned. Sure, life will lob you a few sweet moments when everything appears to fall in your […]

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The Truth About Honesty

“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” – Gloria Steinhem Nobody likes to hear the truth, be it me, you, your parents, teachers, friends, colleagues, the leaders of big business or even countries. It is for this reason it is so uncomfortable for us to really listen to our […]

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Who or What Are Inner Imps?

YOU, along with everyone else on the planet, have Inner Imps – a conscience, inner self-talk, voices, feelings, guides, however you like to refer to them is irrelevant. The only thing that is non-negotiable is your need to accept that they are there. Psychologists refer to their constant chatter as “self-talk”, but here at CANDo […]

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How Accepting Life is Crap Sometimes Can Help?

CANDo Life Skills and the Inner Imp Thinking Series often takes a really down-to-earth approach that sometimes come across as in-your-face. Make no mistake; this is deliberate! I opted for this approach because, quite frankly, the world has gone mad on being too understanding and sympathetic. We have developed this alarming habit of running off […]

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Why is Courage Important?

Like all of your Inner Imps, Courage helps and hinders you in a wealth of ways. Courage gives you the pluck required to try new, risky or difficult ventures that have the potential to be beneficial for you. Courage gives you the strength NOT to follow the crowd. He backs you up when you say NO, […]

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9 Life Skills that Boost Personal Success

Whether it’s acquiring a new skill, achieving a personal sports record, getting fit, overcoming a serious illness or traumatic event, coping with unemployment or simply making it through the day with a positive outlook, we ALL have things in our life we deem important for us to achieve.  These things are our Personal Achievements the personal […]

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Think We’re Making Progress on Saving the Environment?

A kick-ass CANDoer of ours on Facebook posted this recently. It highlights so many “good” life skills that have been swept aside by “progress”, I felt compelled to post it on the site. Reading this, I can’t help but wonder whether we’ve completely lost touch with our Inner Honesty Imps about what it means to […]

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