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How well do you stay connected with yourself when you are with others? Do you sometimes feel you have to leave a situation in order to hold onto yourself? Are you in charge of your emotions and able to calm your heart in the presence of others who think different...

This week two amazing things have happened and the timing has been impeccable. First, we saw a man who fell so very far and hard from grace, rise again. Then we saw a terrible fire consume a historical religous relic, and in the ashes stood a gleaming gold cross. Both...

The problem of unself disciplined parents has been around a long time. The huge college admissions scandal which has snared Hollywood is nothing new. These parents are perfect examples of unself disciplined role models for their kids. The parent who says , do not as I do, but as I say...

It seems like life becomes more manageable, when we are able to integrate the reality that it is difficult. Once we can grasp this, then we are less tethered to dismay. When we embrace the difficulty of life, we take it's power away and things get easier. That word "should",  I...

Do you know who you are, who you really, really are? Not who the world tells you to be or your momma or your spouse, but who you know yourself to be internally. It begins at birth, everyone else's agenda is projected onto your from day one. I recall when one...

Why do people lie and how can you tell when they are doing it? If you know what you are looking for, you can spot a liar about 90% of the time. There are several reasons people lie. We must understand why people lie, to know when they are lying. People...

Somewhere along the line, knowing what you want and peacefully asserting this got a bad rap. Remember it is not what you say, but how you say it. If you are respectfully asserting your needs, and someone else is offended , then just maybe that is their problem and not...

I think we have done our kids a disservice reading them fairy tales. The girl is in distress, she kisses a frog and the frog then saves her, and they live happily ever after. This is not realistic. Why do we mislead our kids like this beginning in toddlerhood? Are...

First, I have to say thank you for all of the encouraging notes I receive each week after my blog goes live. I read every single one, and I try to address many of the questions I receive, right here in my blog. so please, keep them coming. It seems like...

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