Conversations with Joan Herrmann

November 17, 2018

Joan works with many leaders in the field of self-help/self improvement. She recently spoke with Miguel Ángel Ruiz Macías, better known as Don Miguel Ruiz, a Mexican author of Toltec spiritualist and neoshamanistic texts. The Toltec Tradition is a philosophy that encourages a person to develop a ...

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The first season of “A Million Little Things” which airs on ABC television recently caught my attention after a friend recommended it. My friend was interested in the intricacies of all the things that can come up in life. But I noticed something different: suicide. The show is based around the ...

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October is breast cancer awareness month. It’s at a time like this that many people take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life and turn their attention to something they don’t routinely think much about – cancer. Is there anything we can do about it? Or, are we just a victim of our ...

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Ever feel disposable? Maybe a friend, employer or spouse has become impatient with you and moved on. In the short term at least, it seems so much easier for them. It seems easier, although hurtful, for that friend, boss or spouse to rid themselves of the problem. Maybe you’ve done the ...

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No one wants to fail but we all do at some point or another. The key is not to let a "failure" (and who defines this anyway, as Joan points out) define you or distract you from your dream or a seemingly elusive goal. Joan talks about dusting yourself off and plowing through. Falling short is not an ...

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Whether you’re going through something difficult, or you want to share good news, it’s always better when there is a friend’s shoulder to cry on or a friend who is genuinely happy for you. Joan talks about the difference between those that are with us through thick and thin and those that come ...

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Whether you’re already divorced or just thinking about it, this is an honest look inside Joan’s personal story of how divorce affected her and how she continues to move through it. Just because you are out of the relationship does not mean the relationship is over, especially when you’re healing ...

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Is divorce a sentence to loneliness? It doesn't have to be if you take Joan's advice of surrounding yourself with people who see you for you...become a "singular sensation". Q. It has been reported that the divorce rate is approximately 50 percent. I know that you have experienced divorce ...

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Making better choices can happen as quickly as five seconds. Joan recently had the opportunity to speak with Mel Robbins, the creator of the Five Second Rule and author of The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work and Confidence with Everyday Courage. Q. What is the 5 second rule? Joan: ...

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Finding a silver lining from tragedy – blessings come in disguise. From Joan's personal experience, she will tell you your attitude determines how you view a situation and how you move through it. Attitude is altitude. Q. Tragedies come in all ways: the death of a loved one, divorce, the loss of ...

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What makes happy people happy? How can it be that someone who goes through a tragedy or lives in a horrible situation can be happy, while others who seem to have it all are miserable? In addition to this summer's celebrity suicides, including DJ and musician Avicii, fashion designer Kate Spade ...

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Most women, when they're young, believe men are the ones regularly seeking sexual intimacy. That's why later in life, for some male/female relationships, it becomes quite a surprise when it's the woman who is more interested than the man. Below, Joan taps into her bevvy of experts for ...

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There is great power in independent thought, although these days, it seems group think is what we seem to get. Just because you hear it on the news or from a pundit doesn't mean it's true. In this conversation, Joan takes a look at how we can train ourselves to think more independently and ...

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Confidence is an ever-elusive state of being. As a big New York Yankee baseball fan, I’ve often thought much of what they’ve achieved came with simply putting on the pinstripe uniform--after all, it’s backed by 27 World Series championships. One player that reminds me of this is former third ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Zoning Board of Adjustment scheduled a special meeting on July 12 for the Core Mark application to proceed with a possible revision of its planned convenience store and gas station on River Road. The Zoning Board met on June 28 but did not hear Core Mark testimony. They ...

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This week's topic is self-esteem and loving yourself. Joan has learned that self-worth based on body image (which tends to happen in the summer when we think about getting in our bathing suits) can be hazardous. Joan suggests we stop letting society and Madison Avenue dictate beauty which can make ...

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In honor of Fair Lawn and Glen Rock’s high school graduations last night, TapInto had talked to Joan about reaching for the stars. She shares her very personal story in which she trudged through her own fears and came out a success. Q. This is something many of us have heard, "reach for the ...

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Welcome to "Conversations with Joan Herrmann," a new column based on Joan's signature work, Change Your Attitude, Change Your Life. Her vast knowledge and stable of experts who offer self-help tips on personal betterment will now be at TapInto's fingertips. Column questions or suggestions? Email ...

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