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FALSE POSITIVES

We’ve all heard someone say positive words while internally sensing that the person is thinking and/or feeling the opposite. This disconnect between internal thoughts and feelings and external words and actions leads to mixed messages and mistrust from listeners. When we’re afraid of what we think or feel, we may cover it up with positive […]

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WILL THE REAL YOU PLEASE STAND UP

If we’ve said “yes” to people to “smooth things over” or so they’ll do what we want—when we really wanted to say “no,” we are not standing up for ourself. If so, there’s an “us” that’s sitting down, wanting to rise up and free ourself from our fear of rejection and obligation to do things […]

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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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HOW TO LEAD BY EXAMPLE

If you’ve tried to help or teach someone who’s struggling, stubborn or in distress—only to watch them continue to select the same cycle of unhealthy choices, you may feel exasperated and ready to give up. Before throwing in the towel, you may choose to learn more about this alternative approach.  Saving your own sanity while […]

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RESSURECT YOURSELF

If we feel like we’re “stuck,” getting the “short end of the stick” or simply don’t like the life we’re living, this may be the perfect moment to “get down” with our old, “bad” self and say goodbye. Could there be a new “us” waiting … hoping that we’ll rise up and live again? In […]

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STRESS BLOCKS INTUITION

We’ve all felt it: STRESS, both “good” and “bad.” We spin with emotions like excitement, anxiety, turmoil, etc. and it’s hard to experience anything else! If we’re angry, we may not notice that it’s a beautiful day. If we’re worried and someone says “I love you,” we might say “thank you,” but be too distracted […]

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