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Heather Dugan: “Be Your Own Cheerleader”

Heather Dugan: “Be Your Own Cheerleader”


Published March 4, 2021

The intro text of a written interview with author and speaker Heather Dugan.

“It’s disturbing how much easier our hearts grab onto a negative comment over a positive one, and our own voices can be the worst of all! After several years of battling my own heckling, I vowed to never say anything to myself that I wouldn’t speak to one of my kids. That’ll change your language! I also realized that, if I needed encouragement, I’d better be prepared to supply it to myself. That voice in your head had better be your ally, otherwise you’re essentially trash-talking the home team...”

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