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Positive Self-talk and Positive Attitude by Damaliah D. Gibson, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

By September 19, 2013Blog

So much in life can seem scary and intimidating. How do we talk to ourselves to get us through these moments What do we say to ourselves when no one is listening or watching Positive self-talk and positive attitude I ve found to be two powerful ingredients as I forge ahead in spite of fear. Fear can be paralyzing, keeping us stuck in places we don t want to be, holding us hostage to the status quo, mediocrity, complacency, and business as usual. At times we don t even realize we have been living a life less than what we want for ourselves, we ve just sort of accepted rather than demanded more from our experiences and relationships. There are times we may need to go back to the drawing board meditate, focus, visualize, dream, create a vision board in efforts of to ensure we are getting all that we want from this life, even as fear abound! I meditate on a mantra (authored by Marianne Williamson) I have found helpful over the years whenever I find myself in a space of fear, anxiety, and much emotional pain and angst. In sharing I hope that you too will find ways to engage your heart, mind, and soul in positive self-talk and positive attitude for a life well lived!
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous
Actually who are we not to be
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people
won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine as children do.
We were born to make manifest
the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Dr. Damaliah Gibson is a NY licensed counseling psychologist with expertise in helping people to create and live their best lives possible. Dr. Gibson treats clients struggling with mood, anxiety, and thought disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. Her area of expertise includes working with individuals children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups within various therapeutic techniques. Building and fostering a strong therapeutic alliance is an exceptional strength. She is skilled at working with people coping with trauma, struggling with depression, anxiety, identity and self-esteem related issues, including but not limited to sexual orientation and race/ethnicity. – See more at:

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