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One Incredible Strategy for Reducing and Managing Emotional Pain

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Emotional pain sucks. Sometimes, it's worse than physical pain. I’ve got some ways for you to reduce the amount and frequency of your emotional pain. I’ll share those at the end after sharing the ways I prolonged and increased my emotional pain before I got into…

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Added by Barb Nangle on April 12, 2024 at 7:00am — No Comments

How 12-Step Recovery Taught Me to Let Go and Become Accepting

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One of the most important things that 12-step recovery taught me was acceptance: how to accept things I previously considered…

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Added by Barb Nangle on April 6, 2024 at 7:00am — No Comments

How to Transform Envy into Motivation for a Fulfilling Life

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What’s interesting to me is that when presented with the same set of circumstances, some people will feel envious whereas others will feel inspired.

For example, when some people hear that I’m in a loving, healthy romantic relationship that started when I was 55 and he was 60, they…

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Added by Barb Nangle on March 22, 2024 at 7:30am — No Comments

How and Why to Allow Natural Consequences to Unfold to Break the Cycle of Enabling

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So many of us try to step in and prevent or buffer those we love from experiencing the negative effects of their negative behaviors. If you do this once in a while, that’s fine. But if it’s a pattern, it’s unhealthy. Not only does it make it much more difficult for you, but it prevents the other person…

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Added by Barb Nangle on March 15, 2024 at 6:30am — No Comments

Unlocking Freedom: Reclaiming Your Energy from the Cycle of Controlling Help

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If you’ve been giving advice to somebody over and over and over again and they never take it, this essay is for you. We do this in an effort to fix, rescue, and protect other people.

I was once told when I did this that I was “being helpful to be controlling.” I was aghast! I…

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Added by Barb Nangle on March 4, 2024 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Navigating Urgency: How to Slow Down So You Can Spot and Avoid Red Flags

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If you want what you want when you want it, you’re not likely to be able to delay gratification. This often happens when you have a sense of urgency. This was particularly true for me when it came to relationships. When you have that feeling of urgency, you typically ignore the consequences of plowing…

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Added by Barb Nangle on February 23, 2024 at 6:00am — No Comments

My Top 12 Relationship Tips from 12-Step Recovery

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Added by Barb Nangle on February 9, 2024 at 7:00am — No Comments

The Art of Letting Go: How to Unhook from Unconscious Expectations

Part 5 of 5: Overcoming Unrealistic Expectations

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Added by Barb Nangle on February 2, 2024 at 7:00am — No Comments

How to Break Free from Suffering By Lowering Your Expectations and Gain Serenity

Part 4 of 5: Overcoming Unrealistic Expectations

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Added by Barb Nangle on January 26, 2024 at 12:00pm — No Comments

How to Find Serenity in an Unfair World: The Path of Acceptance and Action

Part 3 of 5: Overcoming Unrealistic Expectations

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Added by Barb Nangle on January 19, 2024 at 7:00am — No Comments

How to Let Go of Blame, Confront Unrealistic Expectations, and Embrace Reality

Part 2 of 5: Overcoming Unrealistic Expectations

The reason I’m doing this five-part series is that having unrealistic expectations has been the story of my life. Letting go of those expectations has been an enormous part of my recovery and something I continue to deal with. I almost wrote “struggle” with, but it’s not…

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Added by Barb Nangle on January 17, 2024 at 5:13am — No Comments

How to Break Free from Unrealistic Expectations for Inner Peace and Serenity

Part 1 of 5: Overcoming Unrealistic Expectations





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One of the most disruptive patterns I discovered in early recovery was that I had…

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Added by Barb Nangle on January 5, 2024 at 7:00am — No Comments

Why It's None of Your Business What Others Think of You

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When I first heard the saying, “It's none of your business what other people think of you”, I had no idea what that meant. I seriously couldn’t wrap my mind around it. Every time I thought about that saying, it…

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Added by Barb Nangle on January 4, 2024 at 6:48am — No Comments

16 Ways to Fall in Love with Yourself Part 3 of 3

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I believe I’ve always pretty much liked myself. But I realized in recovery that I didn’t really love myself, and I didn’t feel worthy. When I inventoried my life, I could see, “Those were not the behaviors of a woman who feels worthy and loves herself.” Learning to love myself has been one of the…

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Added by Barb Nangle on December 22, 2023 at 7:00am — No Comments

16 Ways to Fall in Love with Yourself Part 2 of 3

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Learning to love yourself is one of the most incredible gifts you can give yourself. In essence, treat yourself as if you are beloved, and you will be.

This is the second of my three-part series on how to love yourself. In case you missed the first one, here’s what the first five…

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Added by Barb Nangle on December 15, 2023 at 7:00am — No Comments

16 Ways to Fall in Love with Yourself Part 1 of 3

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On a recent call with a private client, she said, “I am falling in love with myself!”

I cannot tell you how unbelievably awesome that makes me feel! My heart is swollen with pride and love that I get to shepherd her on her journey to self-love. Mind you, that was only after four weeks of working…

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Added by Barb Nangle on December 8, 2023 at 7:00am — No Comments

Just Because You're Willing to Do Something Doesn't Mean You Want to Do It

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The concept of willingness is something we talk about frequently in recovery. We say if you’re willing, you can make it through just about anything.” But just because you’re willing to do something doesn’t mean you want to do that thing.

I am willing to have the…

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Added by Barb Nangle on December 1, 2023 at 7:00am — No Comments

Why Your Own Opinion of Yourself Matters and How To Improve It

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Added by Barb Nangle on November 24, 2023 at 7:00am — No Comments

Stop Blaming Other People and Take Control Over Your Life

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If you’re the kind of person who is always looking for someone to blame, welcome to the club! That was me. But I didn’t even realize that was what I was doing until I got into recovery. I’ve come to realize that I have an…

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Added by Barb Nangle on November 17, 2023 at 7:00am — No Comments

Feelings Aren't Facts - What That Means and How To Manage Feelings Vs Facts

Maybe you’ve heard the saying, “Feelings aren't facts.” Though this is true, they’re still real, and they matter. The point behind this saying is that feelings don’t need to rule your life. Take your feelings into account, but don’t necessarily use them as the only guide to your actions.

I used to let my feelings rule my…

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Added by Barb Nangle on November 10, 2023 at 7:00am — No Comments

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Open Street Project

An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

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Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

New Report: A Close Look at the Reality of Community Violence Interrupters

Dr. Kathryn Bocanegra and Dr. Shani Buggs, eminent researchers and experts on the work of community violence intervention, have published, together with LISC, Supporting the Frontline Through Community Healing: Advancing Science on Violence Intervention Outreach and Trauma Exposure. The study, focused on safety efforts in Kansas City, MO, is a deeply researched and compassionate look at the trauma CVI workers confront every day and how to support the field so that practitioners “are protected from the same harms they work to prevent.”

“A Gateway for Possibilities”: Resident Leadership and Community Ownership

LISC's Institute for Community Power has published a new Spotlight examining three leadership development programs designed and implemented by LISC and local partners for distinct communities in different parts of the country: Training the Trainers (T4T) in Houston; the Newark Resident Leadership Academy (NRLA); and Community Connectors in Philadelphia. Each group has leveraged the leadership program to inform and strengthen their work and, in turn, to serve their communities more effectively.

Mobile Home Residents in Washington State Are Calling the Shots After Buying Their Park

Manufactured housing, which 20 million Americans call home, is one of the few affordable housing options in the United States. The residents of two Washington State mobile home communities recently succeeded in purchasing their parks with help from ROC USA and over $2 million in financing from Rural LISC. As a result, they have been able to stabilize their housing costs, upgrade their communities and remain in the places they love.

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