Pat OGorman headshot new 10-27-14

“Lent comes providentially to reawaken us, to shake us from our lethargy.” —Pope Francis     Whether you are Christian or not, or devout or not, you are probably aware that we have entered Lent, a season of spiritual growth and self-examination, which often includes fasting and a tradition of giving something up (even though …
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Pat OGorman headshot new 10-27-14

He loves me, he loves me not? The bigger question is: Why do I care so much?   Well the BIG Day—Valentine’s Day—has come and gone. This day of tension, caused by the painful and anxious feelings produced by your girly thoughts telling you that your lovability is going to be demonstrated by what your …
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Pat OGorman headshot new 10-27-14

There is a crack in everything . . . that’s how the light gets in. —Leonard Cohen   There is something about a holiday—and Valentine’s Day in particular—that makes us focus even more than usual on what we see as our faults. It must be the connection between our powerful, emotional needs for love and the …
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Pat OGorman headshot new 10-27-14

When you hold yourself back, when you don’t assert the power of your position, share your information, offer your opinion, there is a price to be paid—and it is either paid in real time with negative consequences or paid down the line in a failure to really succeed.       Are You Holding Yourself …
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Pat OGorman headshot new 10-27-14

Above all, be the heroine in your own life. —Nora Ephron   You’re well into the New Year, and your resolutions probably included losing a few of those holiday pounds, right? If you’re like most of us, that particular resolution is a real stumbling block, and failing to realize it is an incredible stressor.   …
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Pat OGorman headshot new 10-27-14

’Tis the season, with lots of expectations of what you should do, how you should look, and what you should give when gifting. No wonder your girly thoughts, that toxic self-talk that tells you what to do while simultaneously telling you you’re not doing it correctly, have a field day here. In my latest book, …
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Pat OGorman headshot new 10-27-14

Remember how awkward it felt to be a teen? Remember what it was like to worry each night when you went to bed if you would recognize the you who woke up in the morning? Budding breasts, growth spurts, and those terrible pimples were all potential minefields. I know I can still feel how my …
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Pat OGorman headshot new 10-27-14

By Patricia O’Gorman, PhD Author of The Girly Thoughts 10-Day Detox Plan: The Resilient Woman’s Guide to Saying NO to Negative Self-Talk and YES to Personal Power  (published on 10.28.14) — a fun book about a serious topic     The Resilient Woman: Mastering the 7 Steps to Personal Power (2013)       Healing Trauma Through Self-Parenting—The Codependency Connection (2012)   …
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Pat OGorman headshot new 10-27-14

By Patricia O’Gorman, PhD Author of The Girly Thoughts 10-Day Detox Plan: The Resilient Woman’s Guide to Saying NO to Negative Self-Talk and YES to Personal Power  (published on 10.28.14) — a fun book about a serious topic     The Resilient Woman: Mastering the 7 Steps to Personal Power (2013)       Healing Trauma Through Self-Parenting—The Codependency Connection (2012)   …
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