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Realistic Self-Talk Beats Negative Self-Talk

Do you have the negative self-talk habit?  Are you working on replacing NST with realistic self-talk? Check out a good video (posted earlier this year) about NST and a re-post about realistic self-talk, below. WHAT IS REALISTIC THINKING? “I talk to myself inside all the time. That’s how I know what I’m thinking. …

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More Women and Leadership

  Harvard Business Review, Women and Leadership   Even though I just trashed Harvard Business School’s “gender equity” program as reported in the NYTimes a couple of weeks ago, I’m admiring of Harvard Business Review‘s article about women and leadership.Here are quotes.  How women are perceived—how they dress, how they …

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Gender, Difference, and Leadership

Gender Differences Are gender differences in communication, emotions, thinking, and behavior still annoying to you, intriguing to you, or of no interest or relevance? As some readers know, I’ve vacillated between gender differences as a valid ongoing topic or in contrast, as a “nothing new” topic or as a “no longer an …

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Negative Self-Talk and Pessimistic Thinking: Let ‘em Go

Letting Go of Negative Self-talk and Pessimistic Thinking is Wise Action How can you kill two habits with one stone? Or diminish both NST and pessimistic thinking with the same techniques? Not easily, but more efficient than breaking each habit — one at a time. Martin Seligman Ph.D. wrote a superb book called Learned Optimism

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Neuroplasticity — Key to Breaking Negative Self-Talk Habit

Diminish Negative Self-Talk and Learn Realistic Thinking Here’s a link to a video that explains the concept of neuroplasticityl — and demonstrates how you can start to break the negative self-talk habit and begin to build the realistic self-talk habit! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELpfYCZa87g For a quick review of negative self-talk habit, check out http://intelligentwomenonly.com/break-negative-self-talk-habit-for-beginners-re-starters

Negative Emotions, Created by Negative Thinking, Can be Beneficial?

Negative Self-Talk, Negative Thoughts, Negative Emotions Although intelligentwomenonly.com started out and continues to focus on women’s negative self-talk habit, a recent spate of studies/articles points out that, “Negative emotions are essential for mental health,” according to Tori Rodrigues’s article “Taking the Bad with the Good” from Scientific American Mind, May/June 2013. What are negative emotions? …

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Negative Self-Talk Can’t Be Eliminated, But . . .

The negative self-talk habit — or any habit for that matter — can never be eliminated. It will always be hiding someplace in our brain, ready to jump into action when triggered by an old cue; just as you don’t forget how to ride a bicycle. Even when we’ve established a solid replacement habit, for …

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The Stressed Sex — Guess Who?

Women are more stressed and are diagnosed with anxiety and depressive disorders more frequently than men, according to authors of The Stressed Sex, Daniel and Jason Freeman. It’s certainly plausible that women experience higher levels of stress because of the demands of their social role …

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Habits Again!

What? Meditation can help you carry out the intention to break a habit? That’s what author Jeremy Dean says in his book Making Habits, Breaking Habits, while also acknowledging that meditation is not for everyone. Although Dean is quoting research, I’m unsure of how that process works and he doesn’t provide details. …

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How Do You Break Habits? Easily? Nope.

How do you break a habit? Breaking the negative self-talk habit with a focus on using new brain science (my current book project) changes the approach, but doesn’t change some facts about making and breaking habits. Jeremy Dean’s book, Making Habits, Breaking Habits comments that the intention to break a habit is …

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