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Three Strategies to Create an Abundant Life Derby KS

Life is not always perfect (it's not supposed to be), nor does it always go our way. But when you acknowledge what is working, when you are grateful for the simple joys of life, like a hug from your child, you become more aware of the goodness and abundance that surrounds you each day. Use these three strategies to help you create a more abundant life.

Brock Lindsay McKay
(316) 636-1188
The Therapy Center
Wichita, KS
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder)
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Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
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Doctoral Program: University of North Texas
Credentialed Since: 1997-08-15

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Gary A Fast
(316) 651-3621
5500 E Kellogg Dr
Wichita, KS
Specialty
Psychiatry

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(316) 651-3621
5500 E Kellogg Dr
Wichita, KS
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Psychiatry

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(316) 651-3621
5500 E Kellogg Dr
Wichita, KS
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Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry

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Haysville Mental Health & Substance
(316) 260-9470
5961 S Seneca St
Wichita, KS
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(316) 689-3527
111 S Whittier St
Wichita, KS
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Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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(316) 683-8668
7701 E. Kellogg
Wichita, KS
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Individual Psychotherapy, Problem Related to Abuse or Neglect (e.g., domestic violence, child abuse), Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation), Child Custody Evaluation, Psychological Assessment
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Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
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Doctoral Program: U No Dakota
Credentialed Since: 1978-11-15

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(316) 686-7884
8911 E Orme St
Wichita, KS
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Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry

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(316) 686-7884
8911 E Orme St
Wichita, KS
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Stephen K. Sowards
(316) 260-4848
329 Morningside Drive
Wichita, KS
Services
Family Psychotherapy, Individual Psychotherapy, Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Couples Psychotherapy, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: George Washington University
Credentialed Since: 1985-10-22

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Three Strategies to Create an Abundant Life

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Three Strategies to Create an Abundant Life
By Lisa Martin 
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Nov 21, 2006, 22:10

   

Each of us has many things to be grateful for in our lives. But sometimes we take them for granted or, even worse; we forget them in the midst of our crowded daily schedules. Working moms tell me that when they are really busy, they find themselves focusing on what they don't have instead of treasuring what they do.

Returning home from a particularly stressful day at work, you might find yourself complaining that your house isn't clean, big or modern enough. When you've woken late, and are rushing yourself and two school-age children out the door, your offspring's behavior may lead you to think (or say out loud) that they are wild and uncooperative. And, if you are experiencing mounting deadlines and unreasonable demands at the office, it may be difficult for you to muster a positive attitude about your career.

If you find yourself thinking more about what is lacking in your life than reveling in its abundance, you may be unintentionally fostering an attitude of scarcity (there's just not and never will be enough). Life is not always perfect (it's not supposed to be), nor does it always go our way. But when you acknowledge what is working, when you are grateful for the simple joys of life, like a hug from your child, you become more aware of the goodness and abundance that surrounds you each day. Use these three strategies to help you create a more abundant life.

1. Acknowledge the Positives
You are what you focus on. Pay attention to all the positives in your life each day. Instead of concentrating on your messy house, be grateful that you have a safe and comfortable home. Make an effort to be really aware during your precious moments with your children, rather than obsessing about the times they are exuberant and wily.

2. Practice Daily Gratitude
Begin by practicing gratitude on a daily basis. List mentally (or in a journal) five things you are thankful for each day. On challenging days you may only be able to cite the basics, like "I'm still breathing." On other days you may be able to articulate some very joyful moments and gifts. Review this list before you fall asleep. This practice of daily gratitude slows life down and makes it much more joyful.

3. Draft Your Abundance Statement
If you are ready to take things a step further, write your own abundance statement of twenty words or less. What does abundance mean to you? One of my clients adopted a personal abundance statement that she could turn to when she was feeling overwhelmed. It read: "There is enough. There will be enough. I am enough." Simple. Powerful.
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Lisa Martin is a certified coach who inspires working mothers to achieve success that is balanced.
Author of Briefcase Moms: 10 Proven Practices to Balance Working Mothers’ Lives,...

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