It’s In The Cards

It's In The Cards

When you come in to one of my live seminars, one of the first things you’ll be handed as you take your seat is a playing card. It may be a king or it may be a three…. The point of it is: You DON’T get to CHOOSE what card you get & you can only play the card you’re dealt.

To me, this is the mirror to life—where we are often faced with many situations that we don’t get to choose whether or not they happen.

Nobody chooses to….. 
• have depression or anxiety paralyze his or her life.
• have a family member or friend pass away.
• become an addict or an alcoholic.
• have his or her world turned upside down.
• become unemployed  or get laid off.

There once was a time when I didn’t play these “life cards” very well. The truth is, I was too busy blaming and complaining about the cards I was dealt. I spent a lot of time focusing on “why me?”

That all changed for me the day a friend sent me an email containing a video called Finish Strong. It was life-changing for me! For the first time in my life I truly understood the POWER OF CHOICE. Instead, I began to focus on the “what can I do?

Today, this is the first LifeTool I’d like to share with you! The video can be found for free at Go to Movies and look for Finish Strong. You will notice there are a total of 53 videos there you can view!

Here is the second LifeTool I’d like to share with you. It came to me as I finished watching the video. I call these Artinyms (Arti is Sanskrit for describe). I consider them my gifts from God to share with others!

It's In The Cards

~ To Living Well TODAY! ~

About Carol Rickard, LCSW

Carol Rickard is stress & wellness expert who teaches people how to take control of anxiety and stress in as little as 60 seconds using a groundbreaking system she developed during her 30 years of clinical practice. She's been a featured expert in media including Readers Digest, Woman's World Magazine, and Dr. Oz's The Good Life. Carol has trained organizations such as NJ State Police, Philadelphia International Airport, Princeton University, Fox Chase Cancer Center, and US Department of Energy. Want To Cut Anxiety & Stress In 1/2? Go to -

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