Pinch of Fear

At more than a century old, my Grandma passed away.

She was a big fan of the spice, nutmeg.

She would put nutmeg in pumpkin pie. She would put nutmeg with apples. She would make some type of nutmeg and milk pie. She would put nutmeg in her...

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More Gossip

I know that I gossip. So, I have consciously tried to stop talking about other people altogether. But it turns out, that really doesn’t have to be the goal! (Thank goodness, because I don’t know what else I would talk about. LOL.)

The...

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The Good. The Bad. The Ugly.

I’m a little bit ashamed to admit this to you. I’m watching a show on Netflix called Mom. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a comedy that follows a mother and her adult daughter as they struggle with overcoming their...

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Two Types of Forgiveness

Last week, we talked about the three different levels of apology. It is only fitting that this week we talk about forgiveness. 

Forgiveness is hard, there’s no doubt about it. The way I see it, there are two different kinds of...

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How to Apologize

“I am sorry.”

These three words hold a lot of potential for healing, but are all apologies created equal?

No, definitely not. 

Apologies vary in effectiveness depending on the level of maturity behind them.

The first level of...

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The Extinction of Discernment

Along with the dodo, the Tasmanian tiger, the wooly mammoth, and the passenger pigeon, here’s another item to add to the extinction list: discernment.

What is discernment? It is the ability to sense, grasp, and comprehend obscure ideas....

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The Most Dangerous Type of Person

We are told from a young age from our protective parents, teachers, clergy, doctors, and media that the world can be a dangerous place, filled with dangerous people.

In my opinion, the most dangerous type of person is the Know-It-All.

The...

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How to Deal with People

People. They can be so hurtful. They can be judgemental, condescending, angry, pitying, patronizing. They can express their low faith in you. They can lie about you. They can gossip about you. They can say things you disagree with. They can drive...

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'Tis the Season

Christmas. It’s the season of warm, fuzzy feelings. It’s the season of giving, loving, and caring. 

Or is it?

Let’s look at the evidence. 

Impatience and irritation. It used to be that at Christmas, we’d have...

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Are You an Adult?

Our culture claims that we reach adulthood when we are 18. Happy 18th birthday; you were a child yesterday, but today you are an adult.

Right?

Not really.

According to developmental psychology, less than 2% of individuals actually reach mature...

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