Susan Geshay

Self-Improvement or Making Positive Change

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Self –Improvement or Making Positive Changes in Our lives Why do we not make the changes in our lives that we say we want?  Spending more time with our family,  losing weight,  volunteering ,quitting smoking,  going back to school, or seeking a new job might reflect  some of the changes that you have told yourself or others that you truly want to make.  Yet when it comes down to it, why don’t we make those changes or, if we do, why does it take so long? James O. Prochaska, Director of the Cancer Prevention Research Center and Professor of Psychology at the University of Rhode Island , and his colleagues developed a theory of change called the Transtheoretical...

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Thankfulness & Thanksgiving

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“Resolve to spend most of your time in thanksgiving and praising God. If you cannot do it with the joy that you should, yet do it as you can… Doing it as you can is the way to be able to do it better. Thanksgiving stirreth up thankfulness in the heart.” ― John Piper When thinking about the topic of thankfulness and Thanksgiving, I thought about the times in my life that I have been very thankful for the people and events and material goods that I have.  In times of happiness we find it easy to give thanks for our lives.  But what should we do when we don’t feel thankful and have lost our appreciation for the blessings we have in our lives every day? ...

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Behind The Pink Ribbon

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The best way to find breast cancer early is with a mammogram. If you are a woman age 50 years or older, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years. – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Women are encouraged to obtain recommended mammograms, as well as be aware of changes in their bodies.  Leading a healthy lifestyle including exercise and nutritional eating in addition to seeking ways to reduce stress are all things that every person can do to help combat this disease. My life has been touched by this disease as a beloved aunt died this year after fighting it for the fourth time.   My sister is a...

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Family & Summer Fun

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Submitted by Susan Geshay. Are you taking a vacation this summer to explore the United States,   travel to some exotic locale, or visit your favorite theme park?   It is wonderful to be able to get away.  However, with school schedules changing and the economic downturn of the last few years, maybe your family is staying closer to home. There are many wonderful summer opportunities for family time close to home.  Oftentimes, the main roadblock to for those opportunities is the long line of “to dos” that every parent has.  Asking family members to pitch in to get some of the most pressing tasks done is made more appealing with the prospect of a fun family...

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Relationship Tip 5- The Power of Compliments

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Relationship Tip 5- The Power of Compliments

Compliments.  They feel so good!  Therapist Susan Geshay suggests that the next time you have a kind or warm thought about someone… consider letting them know.  Better yet, next time you have a negative thought about someone, try thinking a little harder about what you DO like or appreciate about that someone.  Then pass it on to them. Focusing on the positive and then actually putting voice to it can help you erase those negative thoughts and enhance your relationship with someone. Pass the positives please! Its good for you and good for them!

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