Personal Growth

18 Growth and Fulfillment Books

18 Uplifting Books About Personal Growth

By New Life Counseling / May 9, 2022

Personal growth is so important: Are you an over-thinker? Are you afraid to step out of your comfort zone? Do you feel like you’re stuck in life? Do you feel burnt out? Time for some change! Time to change your mindset. Time to learn how to find meaning, to lead, to be bold, to be…

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How to Manage Change in a Healthy Way

By Jessica Pottorff / January 10, 2022

Have you ever heard the saying, “The only constant in life is change?” That quote is by a Greek philosopher named Heraclitus. Heraclitus also has another famous quote, “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” My mentor once told me, “Change…

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The Real Cost of Blame

By Dr. Donald Gilbert, MS, PhD, LMHC, BCPC / July 1, 2021

How much control you believe you have over your feelings and circumstances can affect your mental health and lead to a pattern of blame, negative self-talk, depression, and anger. Read more about how you can regain control over your emotional wellbeing.

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Legacy Building: What will you leave behind?

By Dr. Donald Gilbert, MS, PhD, LMHC, BCPC / June 16, 2021

Your legacy is something that lasts long after you’re gone- it’s not just about money. It is the relational ideals, the intangibles, the attitudes, the Godly perspective, and principles that will guide them as they pass those qualities on to their children. What Legacy are you passing on this father’s day?

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Goal setting strategies by Enneagram Type: Goals part 4

By New Life Counseling / April 30, 2021

In part 4 of our goal setting series we are talking about how your personality type (specifically enneagram) influences your goal setting process. We are giving tips for setting healthy goals based on your type. Also links to Dr. Don Gilberts Personal Strength Survey.

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Coping with Stress: Self-Care part 2

By New Life Counseling / April 23, 2021

How is stress management vital to your self-care? Your body was created to respond to stressful input- most understand this as the fight or flight response. But your body is not equipped to handle long-term, chronic stress without ill consequences. Yes, that’s right, chronic stress can make you physically sick. We will talk more in…

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How to Break the Perfectionism Cycle

By New Life Counseling / January 28, 2021

People think that perfectionism helps achieve goals. “Perfectionism, even though it creates powerful turmoil, is often maintained and understood as a positive thing.” How to break the perfection behavior cycle, challenge your automatic negative thinking, and discover if you struggle with perfectionism. Free downloadable worksheets included.

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Thanksgiving Gratitude

By Sarah Heimbruch / November 25, 2020

Why you too can be grateful for 2020 and a free Thankful Tree Gratitude activity download! “Reflect upon your present blessings- of which every man has many- not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” Charles Dickens Did you know that practicing regular gratitude not only improves your mental outlook on life,…

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6 Strategies for Coping with Change

6 Strategies for Coping With Change

By New Life Counseling / September 24, 2020

As the seasons shift and the year starts its gradual end, it’s a great metaphor and reminder for personal change and growth. For many, life changes can be uncomfortable, scary, and even cause anxiety. If that sounds like you, keep reading for 6 strategies for coping with change.

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Control Talk

By Dr. Donald Gilbert, MS, PhD, LMHC, BCPC / August 11, 2020

Everyone wants some level of control in their life. It makes us feel safe, solid, and independent. However, problems can arise when we force that control onto those around us. Have you ever been told that you’re controlling? Have you ever taken time to reflect on how your communication style may be unconsciously communicating something…

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