Category: I Am Valuable

Nicole Carpenter Interviews with Live On Purpose Radio

  As a local member of the National Speakers Association, I have the privilege of knowing some amazing people. And at the top of that list is author, speaker and professional psychologist, Dr. Paul Jenkins. He is possibly the most purely positive person I’ve met. 😉 Right before the holidays, I had the honor of being his guest on his radio show, Live On Purpose Radio. I share with Dr. Paul how when I was a mom of 4 tiny kiddos, I found myself in a dark place and lost as a person. Everything appeared to be fine on the surface, but it wasn’t…...

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How to Release False Guilt and Replace it with Better Thoughts

In my last post, we got a little personal discussing some of the guilty thoughts that plague us. I wrote about three questions you can ask yourself to eliminate any of this unnecessary guilt and we worked through a “ditch it” or “fix it” process. But once you determined if you should “ditch it,” I just left you hanging there with little information on how to truly ditch your guilt — for good. And that’s not good enough. Previously we evaluated our guilt based on three questions: Does my guilt come from an external expectation? If you answered yes...

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Simple Questions To Help You Eliminate Your Guilty Thoughts

I asked a vulnerable question on Facebook and was surprised by how honest the answers were — and how many answers came in so quickly. Each time my phone buzzed, I double-tapped and swiped left to read the newest post notification. “I feel guilty when I nap while my daughter naps instead of cleaning the house.” “I feel guilty when I make my kids cry after using my angry mom voice.” “I feel guilty when I daydream about being anywhere else but here.” I knew exactly the feeling they each were describing. I have had those same thoughts. Through...

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5 Things to Know to Love Yourself More (video and printable)

It’s Valentine’s Day! I’m sure you’re sending hugs and kisses to all those in your life who you love the most. But I’m hoping you remember the most important person who needs your love today – and every day. YOU! Here’s a little video sharing “5 Things You Need To Know to Love Yourself More.” And I promise it WILL help you love yourself a lot more! Don’t miss the printable below it. 😉  Click here to download this 2-page printable that matches the video...

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Change the ‘GPS’ of your brain and become a positive thinker

Recently I ran into an old acquaintance who is now a new friend. We played that how-do-I-know-you game until she realized we knew each other back in our high school days (and she even texted me a picture as evidence). Shelly Coray is now a success and peak performance coach and owner ofThe Winner’s Edge. In a conversation we had, she said, “positive thinking is a habit and a choice.” I love that so much — I think it deserves its own chalkboard sign (so I made one! LOL!). Seriously though, many people don’t realize positive thinking takes consistent effort....

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