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Fear-Less.NetValidate Yourself - "You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens." ~Louise L. Hay. We all have techniques we depend on to lift our spirits when we're feeling down about ourselves or our lives. A while back I realized something about the ones I'd found most effective when struggling to forgive or accept myself: Many of them involved seeking validation from other people. Some of my most effective mood-boosters included:
Reading emails from readers who'd benefitted from my writing
Calling loved ones and reminding myself of how much they valued me ... https://tinybuddha.com/blog/5-ways-to-validate-be-part-of-your-support-system/


Fear-Less.NetEmotional Intelligence - "This book can drastically change the way you think about success...read it twice." From the foreword by Patrick Lencioni, author of the blockbuster The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Emotional Intelligence 2.0
A book with a single purpose—increasing your EQ.
For the first time, TalentSmart unveils its step-by-step program for increasing emotional intelligence via 66 proven strategies that teach: The book also includes access to the enhanced online edition of the world′s most popular EQ test—the Emotional Intelligence Appraisal—that pinpoints the strategies that will increase your emotional intelligence the most and tests your EQ a second time to measure your progress ...


Fear-Less.NetChildhood Disrupted - How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology And How You Can Heal - A groundbreaking book showing the link between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and adult illnesses such as heart disease, autoimmune disease, and cancer—Childhood Disrupted also explains how to cope with these emotional traumas and even heal from them ... http://donnajacksonnakazawa.com/childhood-disrupted/

Fear-Less.NetThe Point of Life! - This article isn't about fear or tragedy, but self-empowerment. All these examples of an early departure make us think, "If we were to die tomorrow, have we actually maximized our growth in the time that we had? Did we look after ourselves and our loved ones in the right way?"

If we wrote down NOT a bucket list – which is a list of things to do and places to see – but a fuck-it list – which is a list of ways to grow in how we think, feel and act – would what it look like?

The following fuck-it list is ultimately about letting go of the things that hold us back from reaching our true potential. Some are about overcoming our ego attachments which have no real power, especially if we don't feed them any, and others are an illustration of internal achievements that we'll be more than stoked with when we're lying on our death bed and deliberating our achievements in life ... http://themindunleashed.org/2015/03/this-isnt-a-bucket-list-its-a-fk-it-list.html




Contact Richard Hersley with your thoughts and concerns ... (richard@fear-less.net)

Counselling & Mentoring
Richard Hersley has provided 12 Step and personal help and support to individuals and families experiencing addictions for over 18 years. He has worked with individuals, family and groups, about the causes and effects of addictions and support for families dealing with addictions and/or referrals to treatment for individuals requesting this opportunity.

Richard is also familiar with other services and resources in our community and has worked closely to provide information and support when required.

He maintains standards of conduct, is respectful and possess cultural awareness and sensitivity. He is flexible and demonstrate sound work ethics and he is consistent and fair. (more)

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