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OFFEND ME NOT

It’s easy to be offended when we’re sure that we’re right. People seem selfish and insensitive, doing and saying things as if to intentionally hurt us. If we’ve heard or experienced offensive things that are still stewing within, this article is for us. Are we ready for a new perspective that allows for peace? We’ll […]

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A FATHER’S INFLUENCE

Regardless how perfect, ordinary or tragic our childhood, our parents placed an indelible mark on who we are: our DNA, strengths and weaknesses, hopes and dreams, beliefs of what’s possible, level of self-confidence and even our hope for the future. In today’s article, we’ll explore how to pick up the reigns where our fathers left […]

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EMPATHY: THE CURE-ALL FOR STEPPING ON TOES

Do you go out of your way to help people, only to find that they are upset or disappointed? If so, you are not alone. Even the best of intentions may not end with the result we hope. In today’s article, we’ll discuss what’s really going on in these sometimes baffling and frustrating situations. Warning: […]

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SEEKING APPROVAL DURING THE HOLIDAYS

During these weeks before the holidays, we may be dashing store-to-store and door-to-door, trying to give the perfect gifts, create an idyllic home environment and visit everyone on our “list.” Keeping ourselves centered can be challenging. To keep our cool and enjoy our holidays more, Let’s consider how some empowered people handle their holidays. Empowered […]

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GIVE AND TAKE

Giving well is a fine art. It’s giving the right thing, at the right time and place, for the right reason, to the right person. In today’s article, we’ll look at ways to give to ourselves and others. Giving in an empowered way that brings more JOY. Our intention is the heart of what we […]

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FAIRY TALE LOGIC

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, fairy tales can linger within us and effect the way we see ourselves and others. Whether we envision being “saved” like “sweet” Cinderella, being “rich” and “powerful” like Prince Charming, or being a villainous, sinister, puppy-mill-monster like Cruella DeVille, what we take from these characters and stories may impact us […]

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