Your Dot-to-Dot

Have you ever tried to colour a dot-to-dot?

It doesn’t work, does it?

Without the lines, it’s just a bunch of dots. Nothing makes sense. There’s no picture, and there’s nowhere to colour.

Life is like a dot-to-dot. Just...

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Practice Makes Perfect...Right?

Practice makes perfect.

As a perfectionist this phrase was music to my ears.

“I can be perfect, as long as I put in more practice?! Deal.”

So I practiced in every area of my life. I practiced in the kitchen. I practiced in business. I...

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What is Empathy?

I was recently talking to a new acquaintance. But as I was talking about what I do, she was throwing out “yeah, but” bombs.

“Yeah, but you don’t have kids.”

“Yeah, but you don’t work for a terrible...

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Compromise Leads to Unhappiness

Two sisters approached their mother. The older girl carried an orange. Both girls looked unhappy.

“What’s wrong?” asked their mother.

“I want the orange!” replied the younger girl.

“But I want the orange!”...

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Emotional Concussions

A few years ago, I had a concussion. I don’t remember much about the situation, but I came to after a couple seconds with a headache and a case of nausea.

A concussion is when the brain has a bruise from smacking against the inside of the...

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How to Feel Connected

We live in a highly connected time. The internet, social media, emails, and texts connect us to one another. Our phones connect to our tablets and to our computers. We can connect from anywhere in the world to our home and change the temperature...

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Being Pulled to Pieces

Have you ever felt torn? Have you ever felt pulled in two different directions? Or maybe even more than two directions? This can happen when we are faced with a choice, or when there’s a lot on our plate.

Do I change or stay the same?

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Are You Growing or Dying?

You really only have two options: growth or death. You don’t get to stay the same - because everything changes. Businesses, relationships, the human soul never stay the same. They’re either moving forward: growing; or they’re...

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Time Doesn't Heal All Wounds

Imagine that you broke your arm. The bones are out of alignment. It’s terribly painful. And you can’t move it, let alone use it. Of course you go to the doctor, expecting him or her to set it straight and cast it up. But instead, the...

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When You Hurt Others

I had kind of a rough weekend. One of those weekends where after every conversation, I found myself thinking, “Gosh, why did I say that?” Or, “Well that could’ve gone 100 times better.”

I hope I’m not alone when...

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