Thriving Moments

Contributed by Doug

Trust

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Fear vs Trust

By Doug J Moore, Ph.D. | January 2, 2021

Yay for fear!  What an amazing emotion!  It protects us from all sorts of danger.  Our fear makes us vigilant and…

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Meditation

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Meditation is NOT optional

By Doug J Moore, Ph.D. | January 2, 2021

To Thrive, meditation is not optional.  We typically reside in survival mode which has automatic thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are…

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More Than Our Stories

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We are more than our stories

By Doug J Moore, Ph.D. | January 4, 2021

During childhood, our sense of self is based on real life stories around our name, skin color, religion, the country we…

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Connections

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Already connected

By Doug J Moore, Ph.D. | March 7, 2021

Your neighbor loves football games, high school reunions, and family gatherings. What do they have in common? A desire to be…

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Acceptance

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Saying YES or NO to life

By Doug J Moore, Ph.D. | March 7, 2021

There are many ways we say NO to life. Can you remember a time you received a gift and said, “Oh…

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Resistance vs Acceptance

By Doug J Moore, Ph.D. | January 4, 2021

It’s natural to resist something threatening or limiting.  If you’re told you can’t have something you really want, your initial reaction…

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Complete Acceptance activates Thriving Mode

By Doug J Moore, Ph.D. | January 2, 2021

“What’s wrong with me” and “I’m not good enough” are two beliefs common to most of us.  They kick in frequently…

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Loving Support

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Avoidance of discomfort vs Loving Support

By Doug J Moore, Ph.D. | January 2, 2021

Can you remember a time when you or another child tripped, skinned their knee and went screaming to Mommy or Daddy?…

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I Am

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The illusion of not being enough

By Doug J Moore, Ph.D. | January 4, 2021

Did you ever see a dog run after a squirrel, miss it, and run back to you wagging its tail?  The…

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Converting not enough thinking

By Doug J Moore, Ph.D. | January 4, 2021

Do any of these sounds familiar? “I’m not good enough”“What’s wrong with me”“I’m inadequate”“I can’t” In Survival Mode we are focused…

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Self-Compassion

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Self-Criticism vs Self-Compassion

By Doug J Moore, Ph.D. | March 7, 2021

Self-compassion is one of the more difficult Thriving Tools to develop. We are wired to be hard on ourselves. We push…

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Value and worth are inherent, just because

By Doug J Moore, Ph.D. | March 7, 2021

Imagine newborn babies and how innocent they are. We love and value babies inherently. They don’t have to speak a word…

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Challenges are for Me

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Life challenges are not happening TO me, but FOR me

By Doug J Moore, Ph.D. | January 4, 2021

In Survival Mode we see ourselves as victims of life.  If we have a flat tire on the way to an…

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