When Life is a Puzzle

Here’s a metaphor for you:

Have you ever tried putting together a puzzle without knowing the final image? It’s difficult to know where all the pieces go because you don’t know what you’re working towards. Your life can be...

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How to Prepare for an Upcoming Challenge

What do washing dishes, meetings, Mondays, mornings, and mothers-in-law have in common? They’re challenges. 

A challenge is a situation or circumstance that could potentially trigger a negative emotional reaction in you. Challenges can...

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The Leading Cause of Stress

Stress is a hot topic. More than that, stress is ruining us. Personal experience, media coverage, and statistics are all clearly indicating that stress is on the rise.

Why? What is the leading cause of stress?

Maybe it’s how fast everything...

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How to Make Change

So many people I talk to want things to be different in their life. Maybe not huge things like to move to a different country, change careers, or travel for a year. But usually more subtle things. Like have a better relationship with their spouse...

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6 Keys to Forgiveness

“Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” - Unknown

Holding on to guilt, resentment, blame, and anger is toxic. Literally. These emotions produce a physiological affect on the body that causes...

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7 Causes of Unconscious Stress

Have you ever felt…off, but couldn’t put your finger on what was going on? Have you felt like something is wrong, definitely wrong, even though on the surface everything seems fine? It’s hard to talk about it with loved ones,...

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5 People You Need to Forgive

Forgiveness can be very difficult. But if it were easy, then we wouldn’t really need it, would we? It’s forgiving the things that are unforgivable that makes it worthwhile. Here are the five people (sort of) who you need to forgive...

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Is Love Keeping You Stressed? 5 Myths About Love

Happy Valentine’s Day! Or as a friend recently referred to it, Happy Single Awareness Day. 

As the saying goes, love is in the air. But the problem is that we have no idea what love really is and that’s keeping us from really...

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The Right and Wrong Way to Deal With Weakness

“I’m an anxious person.”

“I have a temper.”

“I don’t like to communicate.”

“I have a tendency to become addicted.”

“I am easily stressed.”

I understand and empathize with all...

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What to do With Your Baggage

I have to tell you something. And this may come as a complete surprise to you. Are you ready? 

I am not perfect.

I know, I know, it’s a shocker. 

Okay, you might not be entirely surprised by this. But I think it is all too common...

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