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Dr. Lynn Brown

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I am a counselor and educator who provides telephone counseling as well as my blog and Daily Thought. My desire is to be your guide on the path to personal enhancement.
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This Personal Development Blog is a weekly teaching tool that will assist you in growing, enhancing.. your life, and moving toward all you want in life.

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  • Life is Just One Thing after Another - How You Choose to React is Up to You
    on Jan 29, 2012
    Life renews every half-second, so we have seemingly countless opportunities to start again – to decide how we want our future to look.  Because life keeps moving forward, it ends up actually being just one thing after another.  But, this...
  • What We Imagine About Ourselves Tends to Become Real
    on Jan 1, 2012
    There is no one reality.  Each of us is responsible for determining what ours is going to be and we base this upon what we were taught in childhood, combined with what we have learned on our own for others as well as our experiences.  And i...
  • Understanding Only Comes from Doing
    on Nov 25, 2011
    To understand is to be thoroughly familiar with, to comprehend clearly the subtleties of, and grasp the significance, implications, or importance of something.  Using this definition, it becomes difficult to acknowledge that we truly understand...
  • Wisdom is Understanding that Judgment is Not Possible, Nor Necessary
    on Nov 6, 2011
    Wisdom is knowledge of what is true, coupled with insight.  Judgment is a verdict or conclusion.  Whenever we participate in assessing someone else or a situation, we are, by default, never going to fully know every facet of this person or...
  • We Cause Most of Our Own Problems
    on Oct 22, 2011
    Life evolves – reality is new every half-second – one event occurs after another.  This relentless pattern never stops.  The only influence we have is our attitude that results in action.The existence of problems is due to many factors...
  • Action Turns Knowledge Into Wisdom
    on Oct 16, 2011
    When we know something intellectually, we have an idea of what it is.  We are able to speak of it in theory and we believe we know of what we speak.  However, we do not completely understand it because we have not experienced it. Of co...
  • 15% Discount on First One-Hour Counseling Session!
    on Oct 5, 2011
    15% Discount on First One-hour Session during OctoberSchedule your telephone or Skype counseling with Dr. Lynn Brown to start during October and receive a 15% discount on the first one-hour session.For complete information, please visit:http://Online...
  • Unexpressed Emotion is Stored As Tension
    on Sep 25, 2011
    As we go through each day, we experience emotions; some we welcome and others we don’t.  These feelings arise from our interpretation of external events as well as our thoughts.  And we have all been taught to forego, to suppress, the exp...
  • Difficulties are Disguised Opportunities
    on Sep 19, 2011
    We truly desire that each day will go as we planned and assume that our ideas about this are correct so they are all we need.  However, as we all know, this doesn't happen.  Before we know it, our well-laid plans go awry.  And usually...
  • No Two People Experience the Same Reality
    on Sep 13, 2011
    Constantly, events are occurring in our environment and we notice some of them.  We respond, even if only internally.  And we assume that everyone else noticed what did and saw what we saw. But, this is not so.Whenever something happens in...
  • Now is All There Is
    on Sep 5, 2011
    Planning, reminiscing, worrying, longing………  There are so many words we use to describe how we are living at any given moment.  Unfortunately, so often these words refer either to the past or the future.  And while it is importan...
  • One Benefit to Self-Acceptance is the Freedom to Make Faulty Choices
    on Aug 27, 2011
    What is self-acceptance?  It is satisfaction with self; a realistic awareness of one's strengths and weaknesses that results in a feeling of inherent worth.  Self-acceptance allows for the freedom to heal, learn, and grow.  Without rea...
  • Thinking is Always Based in the Past or the Future
    on Aug 23, 2011
    We spend our days thinking.  But rarely do we realize that this activity always relates either to the past or the future, even if it is the immediate past or the immediate future.  To ponder this idea feels strange to most of us.  Howe...
  • Each Problem or Change Is An Opportunity to Learn
    on Aug 13, 2011
    We are continually faced with changes that we often view as problems; sometimes because they actually are issues that have arisen.  But often we define changes as problems just because they are changes and we don’t like change.When faced with...
  • Mindful Choices Are Always Simple
    on Aug 6, 2011
    When living as your True Self, you become Mindful.  Mindfulness is the state of being aware, acknowledging, and accepting of what the True Self is experiencing.  It is allowing what needs to be heard and lived from without ignoring what you...
  • When Choices Reflect Your True Self, They Flow From You
    on Jul 30, 2011
    Although we rarely think of it, we spend our lives making choices.  Each moment of every day we are choosing.  The question becomes, how do we know what choices are best?  The answer is that all our choices are a reflection of whom we...
  • Change Is Inherent in Life
    on Jul 23, 2011
    Each morning, most of us start out with a plan for how we want, expect, our day to evolve.  However, fairly quickly we discover that our idea of how life should be is not as it turns out to be.  And then, we feel powerless.It is important t...
  • The Mind Cannot Tell The Difference Between a Strongly-Held Belief and Reality
    on Jul 16, 2011
    As we go through our day, we usually don't think too much about what reality is.  We just move from one experience to the other assuming we are viewing and dealing with the world as others do.However, it is important to remember that our beliefs...
  • Life Is a Process - An Outcome is Merely Another Beginning
    on Jul 9, 2011
    It seems there is always something more to do - that the "to do" list is endless.  We can't ever run out of stuff to do.  And usually this is viewed as a negative because we wish that at some point we would be finished.  But, actually...
  • Every Thought Takes You Down a Path Toward Somewhere
    on Jul 2, 2011
    Because our minds are always working, we have thousands of thoughts each day.  And while we don't usually think about it, our thoughts are powerful.  This power comes from the fact that each thought is a step that gets laid down in front of...