Strength and Vulnerability

I think we can all agree that strength is an admirable quality and something to strive for. But what is strength? 

Is strength when someone is at the top professionally?

Is strength when someone never loses an argument?

Is strength when...

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What to Do When You've Fallen Off the Horse

I didn’t literally fall off a horse, but it felt similar in a way. I have a few tools up my sleeve to handle stressors when they inevitably come my way. But the other day, I didn’t use any of them. I got in an argument...

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How to Help Others Calm Down

Some of you know Milo, our dog.  He's a big, handsome but goofy German Shepherd/Elkhound cross.  He gets pretty excited to walk with me in the mornings. Sometimes, especially when he spots a squirrel, he gets a bit too excited, until I...

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Taming Wild Emotions

 Have you ever lost control of your emotions? I’ll bet you have.  We all have.

    I remember a time that this happened to me - really, really badly. While working with my dad one hot summer day, he started...

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10 Things You NEED to Know About Stress

There are about 100 ways to look at stress. 99 of them are wrong. And if you are looking at stress wrong, you're never going to get it right. If you ever want to eliminate stress, pay attention because we've got the 10 things you need to know...

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The Science of the Heart

Did you know:

  • Your heart is the most powerful organ in your body, even more powerful than your brain. Your heart began to beat before your brain was even formed and even now your heart is capable of beating without the brain.
  • When you tap...
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Seeing Is Believing: Measuring Stress Reduction

There are so many “stress-less” methods and techniques out there it’s hard to keep up. There’s breathing, meditation, and exercise. There’s super-foods, vitamins, and minerals. There’s this gizmo and that...

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How to Transform an Argument

Tempers flare. Tension rises. Argument in full swing. What do you say…or not say?

So many of us just bite our tongue because we believe that that will stop the argument and make things better. And it will stop the argument because it takes...

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How to Resolve Any Argument

“We always argue.” 

I’ve heard this many times. Between husband and wife, boyfriend and girlfriend, co-workers, siblings, even a horse owner and her horse. 

We each want to blame the other guy. “It’s his...

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When Giving Isn't Good

On Mother’s Day, at our church, the mothers of the congregation receive a rose as a token of appreciation. It is tradition for the children to hand out these roses, not necessarily to their mother. This Mother’s Day, after the Sunday...

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