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April 30, 2014

I can’t believe I am actually writing a blog with this title. From the time I was an adolescent, I have believed wholeheartedly in the power of positive thinking after my Dad began sharing tapes and pamphlets from Norman Vincent Peale and others. I still do actually, despite what I am going to share in this post. But I have uncovered a downside that was important for me to distinguish. Maybe it will resonate with you in some way as well.

 

In a workshop a few weeks ago, the facilitator asked participants to rank order several lifestyle issues according to how well we were doing with each, and right from the get-go I struggled. My reasoning was that while a few of these were not optimal, most of the rest were actually quite good, so putting any of them lower on the scale was difficult for me....

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