The Steel Trap Called Bargaining

June 24, 2009
Hosted by Andrea Mathews

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Episode Description

One of the stages of grief is bargaining. It’s when, for example, someone is dying and s/he makes a bargain with God to live longer. It’s natural, in that sense, to want to get what we want through bargaining. But like all the other stages of grief, bargaining is also a stage of acceptance—a stage in which many of us get stuck for entire lifetimes. Bargains look like this: IF I THEN you’ll…. Or, IF you, THEN I’ll…. IF/THEN. That’s a bargain. But often these are bargains with the devil in which we sell our souls for a magic trick. IF I stay and become very loving, THEN he won’t hit me again. IF I hang into this heinous job for ten more years THEN I can retire and finally get to do what I want. IF I say the right magical word or do the righ magical deed, THEN she will stop drinking. And these are just examples of the more obvious. Are you bargaining? Come learn how to stop bargaining and start LIVING!

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Andrea Mathews

Andrea Mathews

Andrea Mathews is the host of the Authentic Living Show, author of two books, Restoring My Soul: A Workbook for Finding and Living the Authentic Self (2007), and coming out on September 30, 2011 and published by O Books, The Law of Attraction: The Soul’s Answer To Why It Isn’t Working And How It Can. A published poet, with several magazine articles also published, Andrea is also a psychotherapist with a thriving private practice where she uses both Cognitive and Transpersonal therapy to assist a diverse population with many different issues. You can learn more about Andrea’s books, articles, practice and more at www.andreamathewslpc.com. Andrea offers Corporate Training and Motivational and Inspirational presentations through www.InnerWings.com.

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