Mind Over Matter Thinking

By Rick Adams, PhD, LMHC, CCBT, MAC, CCDV “Never make a permanent decision in a temporary circumstance.” This quote has been a favorite of mine for quite some time. Often times when making decisions, we forget wise words like “this too shall pass.” This is especially true when we find ourselves in an upsetting circumstance…

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By Kimberly R. Stewart, CFP®, CLU, CLTC “If you can’t be with the stuff you love, love the stuff you’re with.” The first step to setting up a financial plan is to manage your cash flow. It is important to know where your money is coming from and where it is going. One of the…

Meet Marjorie

I am fabulous. I am beautiful. I am successful.  These are the words of affirmation that still stick with Marjorie after being a 2016 participant of the Fall into Fabulous program.  “Every woman has that breaking point when they may hit rock bottom or they don’t feel worthy,” shares Marjorie. “But there’s something powerful about…

By Rick Adams, PhD, LMHC, CCBT, MAC, CCDV

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Dr. Adams shares his tips on how to overcome negative thinking.  He is a licensed psychotherapist, certified clinician and college professor. For more than 22 years, he has worked in the counseling field, in the areas of mental health, substance abuse and marriage and family. 

Tired of thoughts of defeat? Overwhelmed with feelings of sadness? Plagued by insecure behaviors? Like many, if you answered yes to any of these questions, allow me to inform you that having such thoughts and feelings are not uncommon; BUT to live with these thoughts and feelings, is both uncommon and unnecessary. Allow me to introduce you to a thought process that can both eliminate and prevent such Matters.

This process is known as “Mind Over A Matter” thinking. Note the following: everything begins with a word and continues with a thought. However, let us not forget where this all takes place.  In the mind!

“Mind Over A Matter” thinking focuses on managing mental thoughts instead of allowing destructive thoughts to manage you. Your life can be more manageable when you possess the ability to think thoughts and engage in behaviors that are “greater than” the Matter that is trying to take over your thought life and control your behaviors.

For example, when having thoughts like “no one cares if I make it or not,” have a “greater than” thought… “when I make it, I will be able to help more people that care.”

This thought concept is part of the Mind Over A Matter thinking series that will be presented in the months to come.

So stay tuned for more Mind Over A Matter applicative thinking with Dr. Rick.

When Lidia first joined the 2018 Fall Into Fabulous program, the fear of her past was an obstacle she thought she’d never escape. After leaving an unhealthy relationship and moving across the country, Lidia had one thing on her mind: overcome her trials for the sake of her daughter.

“I’ll never forget that during one of the sessions, the presenter taught us how to look at ourselves in the mirror and speak positive affirmations over our life,” Lidia recalls. “That skill helped me find the strong woman inside me who was lost during my struggles.”

Today, not only has Lidia developed her self-esteem, thanks to the New Moves Partnership ― an initiative by Southern Affordable Services, Inc. ― she now has an apartment home to call her own. DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando also made donations to help her furnish her apartment.

“I am forever grateful to the women of WOW Legacy Group, because they make a genuine effort to heal women when they are broken,” says Lidia. “They taught me that if you fall, it’s okay to get back up.”