• Exaggerating Our Feelings Stops Us from Being Our Best Self

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • August 22, 2019
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    There are so many ways that feelings wreck havoc on our lives. We feel we are entitled. We feel we are right.We love to blame others instead of look at ourselves. We feel defensive. We feel sensitive. We feel self righteouslyangry. The list of trouble making perspectives is really endless… Continue Reading

  • The Path to Improve Motivation Requires Being Authentic

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • August 22, 2019
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    Motivation seems illusive for so many people. Motivation isn’t simply being positive. Don’t falsely perky waitresses drive you crazy because it’s really all about being trained to sell an upgrade; there is nothing real about it. I contend that motivation has to be real in some way. Passion can be… Continue Reading

  • Michael Vick, Forgiveness & Pittsburgh

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • August 22, 2019
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    Forgiveness is something we have a hard time with, it seems to be very expensive real estate in the heart. We don’t forgive ourselves or others very easily. We carry on grudges for decades. I believe this is because we don’t accept the messiness of our own dark sides. In… Continue Reading

  • Michael Vick, Forgiveness & Pittsburgh

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • October 12, 2015
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    Forgiveness is something we have a hard time with, it seems to be very expensive real estate in the heart. We don’t forgive ourselves or others very easily. We carry on grudges for decades. I believe this is because we don’t accept the messiness of our own dark sides. In… Continue Reading

  • Integrity is All About Self-Confrontation

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • December 9, 2014
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    Integrity is the difference between being nice and being good. We live in a world that too easily values nice because nice is easy to do. Good is a whole lot more hard work. The Big Bad Wolf was really nice to Little Red Riding Hood before he ate her… Continue Reading

  • The Path to Improve Motivation Requires Being Authentic

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • November 10, 2014
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    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOksW_NabEk&w=560&h=315] Motivation seems illusive for so many people. Motivation isn't simply being positive. Don't falsely perky waitresses drive you crazy because it's really all about being trained to sell an upgrade; there is nothing real about it. I contend that motivation has to be real in some way. Passion… Continue Reading

  • WHAT DOES “BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH” MEAN TO YOU?

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • October 1, 2014
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    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month & I am reblogging most of the post I found from Lara K. Huffman's blog Get Up Swinging: The Boobs are Fake, The Snark is Real: Well, I wanted to ask other folks with cancer, any cancer, the question: “What does Breast Cancer Awareness Month… Continue Reading

  • Feeling Lost ? How to Carve a Niche for yourself in the World

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • June 30, 2014
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    Many people arrive in my office and describe themselves as lost. Women whose kids have grown, men who decide to leave a criminal lifestyle behind, partners who allowed someone else to define the primary relationship, those who have always taken the easy way out or those with huge college debt… Continue Reading

  • How to Live Better?

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • October 14, 2013
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    How to live better is a question we all should continue to ask ourselves. Aging well depends on updating your answers every year instead of maintaining the status quo. Sometimes its fear of a threat that gets us moving; "You are on the verge of being diabetic" my doctor said… Continue Reading

  • Self-Esteem & the movie The Way, Way Back

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • August 19, 2013
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    Self esteem starts to "bake" in adolescence. It's part of why adolescence can feel so tragic because there is such a slim grip on feeling ok. I was moved by the raw truth of this movie, a week after watching an adolescent struggle with his self-esteem. The opening of the… Continue Reading