The NEED to Be Right

I can think of a few people in my life who always have to be right. When I have a conversation with them, I get the feeling that nothing I say or do is right and any space between our opinions means that I’m wrong.

While these conversations...

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How to be an Inspiration to Others

I was paid the highest compliment. 

You know that warm buzz that comes after someone give you a compliment? That is what I felt. But for just a moment. And then the weight of the responsibility tied into the compliment rested on me.

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How to Stop Beating Yourself Up

“Don’t beat yourself up.” This is pretty common advice to stop the guilt concerning something that you either did or failed to do. Beating yourself up for a long period of time is unproductive and exhausting, so it is best to do...

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How Emotions Affect You Without You Knowing It

Have you ever listened to a scary movie with the volume muted? It’s certainly not very scary. The slow movement down long corridors looks like the characters may be inspecting the decor. The flash of a child running by could be a youth...

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Things to Consider

Have you ever wondered any of these following points? I highly encourage you to take some time to reflect on each question.

  • Why do you let in the criticism, but not the compliments? 
  • Why does your spouse’s tardiness mean he/she...
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Appreciation Versus Gratitude

The terms gratitude and appreciation are often used interchangeably, but have you ever paused to consider the difference?

Gratitude is expressing or showing your thanks for something or someone. It’s like, “Honey, thanks for painting...

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A Closer Look at the Two Wolves

We each have two wolves within us: a Love wolf and a Fear wolf. The wolf we feed wins. Read the whole blog here: A Tale of Two Wolves

People often look around at life and wonder, “Gosh, why am I so unhappy? Why is my life so hard? Why...

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A Tale of Two Wolves

An old Cherokee told his grandson,
“My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all.
One is Evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies, and ego.
The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility,...

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How to Get the Approval You Seek

Think about the concept of a spoiled child for a moment. What does spoiled really mean? When a child is spoiled it means that they get too much approval constantly. And this approval comes from outside them, from parents, family, and strangers in...

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Delaying Instant Gratification

Have you noticed how fast-paced your life is? So much information is available at our fingertips, instantly! You want to know something right now? No problem, Google it. Can’t wait to have your friend see your vacation photos? Share them...

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