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Forget Expectation; Think Real Magic

What does “forget expectation; think real magic” mean, exactly?  In this case it means: Should you find yourself searching for the missing piece of the puzzle in your life, because you assume it will bring certain results, recognize it for what it is: A huge tap on the shoulder, a...
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5 Actions That Dissolve Lingering Resentment

What can you do to dissolve a lingering resentment that refuses to budge? Work through the 5 actions detailed in this post; coax the root of your resentment into the open! Once an underlying problem is exposed, you have the option to practice acceptance, etc., and deal with it....
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3 Steps to Realizing Happiness, Without Looking Far

SPEED PEEK 3 fundamental steps to realizing happiness in life are indispensable, and can be found without looking far. Luckily, everything you need to get started is right in front of you. Speed Peek (What is Happy; 3 Steps to Realizing It) Understand More (Navigating Grey Areas; Clues and...
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7 Ways To Overcome Control Issues

Speed Peek (7 Ways To Overcome Control Issues-What is Control) Understand More (Look At Your Behavior ) Anti-Challenge Reframing© (Problem,Cause, Solution-Fears) Story About Featured Photograph (Mellow Moss) Speed Peek Are there ways to overcome control issues? You bet there are! By taking the 7 actions in this article, it...
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5 Mindfulness Details You Don’t Want To Miss-Acceptance Part 4

Speed Peek (Mindfulness Preview – 5 Details) Understand More (Feelings and Choice – Observe Without Judging) Anti-Challenge Reframing (Exercise: How To – Mindfulness ) Short Story (What A Wonderful World) Why do I go to the trouble of singling out 5 specific mindfulness details, even pointing out you don’t...
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Learning to Name Uncomfortable Feelings

Links (Acceptance Parts 1 and 2) Speed Peek (Acceptance Part 3) Understand More (Learn to Name Feelings) Anti-Challenge Reframing (Exercise: Tools to Identify/Name) Short Story (Bluebird of Happiness; Pigeon Style) PARTS ONE AND TWO OF ACCEPTANCE SERIES: Acceptance Part 1 https://lifewithholley.com/2019/01/19/acceptance-what-it-is-and-why-you-want-to-practice-it/ Acceptance Part 2 https://lifewithholley.com/2019/01/31/how-to-observe-emotions-when-practicing-acceptance/ This week: Continue reading...
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How To Observe Emotions when Practicing Acceptance

Speed Peek (Acceptance; Part 2) Understand More (Emotions, Observing and Dangers) Anti-Challenge Reframing © (Exercise: Recognize and Observe) Short Story (Diablo Range, of Emotions) SPEED PEEK  This article focuses primarily on imparting over 20 years of my personal experience, insight, and the successful approaches I’ve used to observe and process uncomfortable...
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Acceptance – What It Is and Why You Want To Practice It

Speed Peek (Acceptance; Part 1) Understand More (Part 1 What and Why) Anti-Challenge Reframing © (Part 1 Acceptance Series)  Short Story (Hope Springs Eternal) SPEED PEEK This post marks the beginning of a 4 part series looking at practicing acceptance. (Any additional parts added will be announced.) We’re kicking...
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Accepting Limitations and Adapting To Realities

Please Note: Beginning next week, January 19, 2019, regularly scheduled posts are moving from once a week, to every other week. My #1 reason to make a change:Because what is currently in place is either not working, or, would work better by implementing change. That’s it, plain and simple....
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3 Secrets to Making Time for Fun Most Busy People Miss

-Speed Peek  (3 Secrets for Fun) -Understand More/Anti-Challenge (How To Change Bogged Routine) (5 Specific Q’s to Sort Wants/Needs) (How To Instruction Want/Needs)  -Background on Feature Image (Nothin’ but Fun) SPEED PEEK 3 Secrets to Making Time for Fun I can’t be the only person who has felt overwhelmed by a...
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The Grey Christmas Adventure

Christmas Morning, 2018 I must have marked the wrong box when I ordered a White Christmas; what was all this grey stuff delivered the morning of December 25th?! Christmas morning, 5:45 a.m., I walked out of my home intending to travel a few short miles to a parking structure...
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Plastic Promises

Hi Everyone! As many of us are focused on different schedules during the Holiday Season, I thought perhaps a story post might be a good idea for this week and next. The regular format is scheduled to resume January 5, 2019. Plastic Promises; A Childhood Story It was the...
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How To Keep Positivity Simple In 6 Thoughts

How To Keep It Simple, Silly = K.I.S.S.   Speed Peek (6 Basic Thoughts To Keep It Simple) Understand More (Anxiety takes up Good Mood Space) Anti-Challenge Reframing© (Part 5 of 5: Keep It Simple - Pulverizing Pessimism) A Story About Lead Photograph (“K.I.S.S.?”) Speed Peek When negativity butts into your...
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6 Fundamentals Needed for Action and Habit

Speed Peek & Understand More  (Action & Habit) Anti-Challenge Reframing© (Part 4 of  5  Action & Habit - Staying Self-motivated) A Story About Lead Photograph (“Lights, Camera, Action!”) Speed Peek and Understand More [Action & Habit:  6 Fundamentals Needed to Motivate Action] This week combines the first two sections...
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3 Ways to Change Your Perception

Speed Peek  (Perception) Understand More (About Perception/Influencing Attention) Anti-Challenge Reframing (Part 3 of 5 Perception) Short Story (Pretty in Pink) SPEED PEEK I sure hope some sections of this post aren’t too dry; there really is a method to my ‘madness of short lists’!  Understanding how perception actually works was a very important...
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HOW TO KEEP EXPECTATIONS FROM RUINING POSITIVE THINKING

(Life Is Not Black and White) Speed Peek (Expectations) Understand More (About Expectations) Anti-Challenge Reframing (Part 2 of 5 Expectations)  Short Story (It’s Not BnW) SPEED PEEK Continuing from last week’s post, “5 Tips for Creating A Positive Attitude”, here is a look at the second tip: “Expectations: They...
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5 Tips for a Positive Attitude

5 TIPS for CREATING a POSITIVE Attitude[When Things Don’t Line Up] Speed Peek (5 Brief Tips) Understand More (About Tip 1) Anti-Challenge Reframing  (Part 1 of 5 Self-Awareness A Story About Lead Photograph (“Sunset Askew”) SPEED PEEK: I’m often asked how I keep a positive outlook and pull silver...
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Coming Soon…

Launching mid-November 2018: "Life with Holley ... never boring!" Welcome to Life with Holley! What will you find here on a weekly basis, beginning November 2018? Practical guidance tips for leading a life of positivity Shared laughs Life Lessons I've learned An imparting of true hope Motivation that sparks your creativity and...
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