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How to Make Change in the New Year

Now that it’s a new year, many folks are looking to set goals, make new commitments and change things. If you want this year to be better than the last, here are a few things to consider. 1. Change in Your Life Requires Change in You There’s an old saying, “Insanity is doing the same […]

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Merry Christmas

Perhaps this Christmas you are stressed out. Maybe the bills are piling up. Perhaps you are experiencing loss. Maybe you are feeling lonely. Or maybe things are going OK for you. Perhaps this Christmas is feeling a little “ho hum” – you’ve been there done that, and it’s feeling a little mundane. Whatever you are […]

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The Anatomy of Conflict

Conflict in relationships is pretty much unavoidable. But what causes conflict, just a difference of opinion? A whole lot of conflict runs deeper than just disagreeing. Let’s dive into the anatomy of conflict. Inside Conflict The main thing to recognize is that in most conflict, each person is really not reacting to the other person, […]

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Awesome Holiday Visits (radio show link included)

Often times we hear from people that visiting for the holidays is strained. We don’t always get along with family members, but we’re stuck with them anyway. Other times our interactions are fine, but it certainly wouldn’t hurt to make them even better. Today we are talking about having awesome holiday visits where interactions flow […]

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Go For It! (radio show link included)

Often times we settle. We want to go for it, but instead we pick something less risky and more mundane. Maybe we have a hidden belief that we can’t have what we really want, so we go for something lesser. It feels safer, or a sure bet. If you’d like to listen to the radio […]

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The Masks We Wear

Halloween came and went, yet often we continue to wear a mask – even when we’re not aware of it. The type of masks I’m taking about here flows from an attempt to be or at least appear a certain way. For example, we may try to appear competent, smart, or wealthy, to name a […]

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Giving and Receiving

Giving and receiving are supposed to flow and create a good experience. But it’s not always that way. Sometimes receiving feels icky, and sometimes giving feels icky too. Giving and receiving are two sides of the same interaction, and it should be a good experience for both. Just for a point of clarification, giving and […]

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Blossoming People

Blossoming people are people who encourage and inspire others to blossom. When we want to make a lasting impact in the world, becoming a blossoming person can go a long ways. One great way to cultivate and blossom people is to catch them when they’re doing something good and praise them for that. For me, […]

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Failure and Success

We are fixated on failure and success. We fear failure and at the same time we are often quick to declare that something is a failure. We strive for success yet only have a vague sense of what success looks like for us personally. Today’s article will unpack and explore these. Failure Failure is just […]

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Your Life’s Work

Have you thought about what might be your life’s work? What is your main contribution to the world? How would you rate your contribution to the world? What you do for yourself, dies with you. What you do for others, lives on. What would you like to live on after your time here on Earth? […]

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