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Dr. Thomas Maples is committed to helping people advance confidently in the direction of their dreams.

Courage to Take Action

Inspirational Quote A Philosopher’s Corner The natural state of fear encloses. It creates a tension of sorts that makes us want to go within, tighten up, and leave the situation, creating the state of anxiety felt—fear cues for the flight or freeze response. However, if you have ever watched a horror movie, we all know …

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An Abundance of Joy

Inspirational Quote The Philosopher’s Corner What constitutes joy? If we tap into this frequency, can we create a life of abundance? As a mental health practitioner, I notice a commonality present in the human condition. We focus on what we don’t have versus the beauty of miracles before us. When did we become so ungrateful? …

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Nature Does Not Hurry…

Inspirational Quote Food for Thought? What is the rush? We only have a short time on this earth, but time and time again, I see that the psychology of striving creates the very misery that people attempt to mitigate by chasing material dreams “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” As Lao Tzu reminds …

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Gratitude Is?

I am often baffled by the lack of gratitude I see. Can this single issue be a root cause for all the suffering we see? At an internal level, lacking gratitude can create envy, jealousy, anger, hatred, self-loathing, and other negative feelings. This is because gratitude generates from a place of wholeness. We have this …

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The Fear of Failure: Breaking Down Barriers to Inner Dreams

The fear of failure is ever-present in our lives. While fear is an emotion that can be used to our advantage, it also has a way of standing in the way of us following our dreams. This blog post discusses how we can use this foundational fear to create movement towards the realization our dreams. …

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Three Ways to Nurture Emotional Intelligence: A Means for Greater Wellness

Inspirational Quote We are the sum of our experiences. Therefore, as we learn to navigate life, we run into various emotions and reactions to people and events. The goal for emotional intelligence is to learn how to identify, understand, manage, and express your feelings in a way that leads to greater clarity; this nurtures more …

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High on Life… Healthy Living for Body, Mind, and Spiritual Balance

Are you tired of living in pain or feeling depressed? Do you want to start living a better life? If so, this blog post is for you. This article will discuss how to take care of your body and mind by leading a healthier lifestyle. We’ll talk about the importance of exercise, healthy dieting, managing …

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Emotional Wellbeing: Stress Management Techniques to Create Optimal Emotional Health

Most of us feel stressed or overwhelmed at some point in our lives. Stress may come from work, family obligations, or even something as simple as a traffic jam.  Stress can make it difficult to sleep well and have the energy we need for daily life. Many people try to handle stress by drinking alcohol, …

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