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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...

Have you ever been in a relationship with a person who, when they are not happy with you or their world, they go into a withdrawal pattern? They shut you out and become silent, leaving you to play the guessing game about the why. Communication is the foundation of a loving...

There are particular traits that those with healthy personalities have. One of these traits is agreeableness. Do you agree that agreeableness is a lovely thing? Is there someone in your life that no matter what you say, they object? Argumentative, forceful and constantly pushing their personal agenda. Anything but agreeable. This...

It might be safe to say that there was a narcissist in The Wizard of Oz, and that would be the wicked witch, the bad character surrounded by her flying monkeys. Most evil characters have their groupies or flying monkeys, who do whatever they are told to do by their...

Lets face it, there are some people in our lives we won't miss if they go bye-bye. Really, you know it's true. Right now , someone has popped up in your mind as you read this. We have to learn how to disconnect without putting these folks in a blender and...