Giving Away Our Power


“If only the kids would act differently, I’d feel better.” We also think, “If only my partner, my friend, my sibling, my parent, my boss, my president would act differently I would feel better.”

Whenever we turn our well being over to the actions of someone else we have given away our power. To reclaim our power is to know that we can feel better; in fact we can feel wonderful, no matter what an one else, including our children, our friends or the other parent is doing.

The next time you hear yourself thinking, “if only” remember that it is a code for relinquishing your power. The longer we wait for someone or something to change, the deeper we feel our powerlessness.

Reclaim your well being. You can change your thoughts. Instead of saying, “If only”‘ say, “Even though” or “It doesn’t matter” or “I am the creator of my own well being.”

See if you can give your attention to something that makes you feel good. Doing this without anger or judgment allows your empowerment to flow.


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Sandi Schwartz

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Sandi Schwartz is one of the world's leading experts in helping parents understand their children. Sandi's compassionate wisdom has emerged from a unique blend of over 40 years as a Child Development Specialist and her willingness to learn more, self-reflect and tame her ego while raising her highly sensitive daughter (who now shares her vision for raising children using emotionally healthy discipline.)   Wouldn't you love to talk with Sandi and learn her secrets? Now you can! Click here to schedule a free consultation.

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