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WHAT TO DO WHEN PEOPLE DON’T “LISTEN”

When people don’t “listen” or respect each other’s words, it can disable relationships, be disheartening and cause conflict. In today’s article, we’ll take a look at how to be heard and feel respected in within relationships. QUIZ: Am I being disrespected? Answer yes or no to the following three questions. 1) Do I repeat myself […]

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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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ROLLING WITH LIFE’S PUNCHES

Has life hit you upside the head? No doubt it has at some point! Life certainly can throw some punches: illness, angst, natural disasters, toxic food and water, presidents who tout their desecration of women and world, war-enthusiasts and death—just to name a few. Through my work inspiring people to kick their dead-end habits to […]

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#meaningful life 101 Do not give up you're too valuable to abandon yourself

DO YOU ABANDON YOURSELF FOR “LOVE?”

During Valentine’s week, our hope for love can be heightened—so much so that we might abandon what we know is best for us for the sake of steamy, hot … “chocolate.” In my work to inspire people to kick their deadbeat habits to the curb, I’ve consistently seen that if instead, we refuse to abandon […]

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RESPECT YOURSELF

  Could we respect ourselves more? And could it be FUN? Respect is an inner strength, calm and pride that comes from honoring who we are. Through my work to inspire people to kick their dead-end habits to the curb, I’ve seen and learned a lot about respect. In today’s article, we’ll look at ways […]

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