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Overcoming Fear of Failure

Posted by POSITIVE START COUNSELING SERVICES, INC on July 4, 2017 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

We tend to think of failure as negative, and as a reflection of the skills, value, and potential of a person. That outlook unfortunately keeps people from progressing in life and fulfilling their dreams. What if you could change your view of failure, so that you embrace it rather than fear it? These three ideas will disrupt your perception of failure. Try them out to help overcome your fear of failure.

You Are Not Isolated in Your Fear of Failure

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The Fourth of July

Posted by POSITIVE START COUNSELING SERVICES, INC on July 4, 2017 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4t...

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Are You Bummed Out???Or Depressed?

Posted by POSITIVE START COUNSELING SERVICES, INC on July 27, 2016 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Could your sadness be something more serious? Take this quiz from Prevention and find out.


How Good Are Your Communication Skills?

Posted by POSITIVE START COUNSELING SERVICES, INC on May 19, 2016 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Take this quiz to see how good are your communication skills...

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10 Hidden Stressors Lurking in Your Workplace

Posted by POSITIVE START COUNSELING SERVICES, INC on February 19, 2016 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Stress is bad for your health. Mentally. Physically. Emotionally. Just bad.


The problem is you can't always help it. Your employees can't always help it either. Some situations--especially at work--are just plain stressful.


It can be especially difficult to manage workplace stress when you're not exactly sure of the cause. In some situations, work can feel much more stressful than in similar situations. But what's causing that elevated stress level?

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7 Tips for Breaking Your Addiction to Sugar

Posted by POSITIVE START COUNSELING SERVICES, INC on February 19, 2016 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Sugar is an often invisible, but ever-present part of American life. It’s in cookies, candy, soda pop and pastries, but it’s also present in surprising amounts in other foods — spaghetti sauce, catsup, salad dressing, soups, yogurt, coffee drinks, sports drinks and juice, cereals and protein bars, for instance.


How much sugar is too much?


Many people can take sugar or leave it, but some are really hooked despite mounting evidence ...

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13 Tips to Make a Good Relationship

Posted by POSITIVE START COUNSELING SERVICES, INC on August 27, 2015 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

1. Do the things you did the first year you were dating - Keeping it fresh!


As the months and years go on, we tend to slink into our proverbial sweatpants and get lazy in our relationship. We lose our patience, gentleness, thoughtfulness, understanding and the general effort we once made toward our partner. Think back to the first year of your relationship and write down all the things you used to do for your partner.  Start doing them again.


2. Ask...

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Four Ways to Deal with Stress

Posted by POSITIVE START COUNSELING SERVICES, INC on January 22, 2015 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)
Four Ways to Deal with Stress
(From the American Heart Association)

Here are four simple techniques for managing stress:


Positive Self-Talk

Self-talk is one way to deal with stress. We all talk to ourselves; sometimes we talk out loud but usually we keep self-talk in our heads. Self-talk can be positive ("I can do this"...

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