Sunday, April 18, 2010

Break the Negative Self-Talk Habit is the name of Dr. Judith Tingley's presentation on Wednesday, April 21, 12 noon at the Commons on Bainbridge Island. The Commons is a part of the Senior Center, across the street from Waterfront Park.
Even though there's a "negative" in the title, the talk will be upbeat, informative, and entertaining!
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

An Admitted Negative Self-Talker — And an Accomplished Smart Woman

I posted the article below, originally in Seattle Woman, July/August 2009, because it's such a great example of an amazing woman, who clearly announces she's no role model for a balanced life, and shows us equally as clearly that she too is plagued with the negative self-talk that most of us deal with. You'll see a great example in the second to the last paragraph which highlights the negative self-talk in blue. In the final paragraph, some neutral, cognitive restructured self-talk is highlighted in red.

Carol Cassella, M.D., anesthesiologist, author of Oxygen, spouse, and mother of two sets of twins, ages 12 and 13, seems to personify the 21st century ideal of the woman who does it all, has it all, and is it all, balancing her many roles with grace. She disputes the suggestion that she’s a role model and says, “It’s not true. There is no balance: like being on a bongo board, there’s never a static point. I’m always adjusting, seeking equilibrium — which isn’t there. The last year has been the most stressful of my life.”
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