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#160 Being Single and Being Lonely

Just because you're single doesn't mean you have to be lonely.  Lonely is a feeling caused by our thoughts, when we learn to be more intentional about our thoughts, we will be more fulfilled...

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#159 When Your Brain Lies To You

The first time we realize that our brain consistently lies to us, it can seem a little strange.  I think we have this underlying belief that our brain processes and figures things out and...

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#158 Sometimes Dysfunction Is Easier

All of us engage in dysfunctional behavior, unhealthy patterns of behavior that create disconnection.  Sometimes we're completely unaware of the dysfunction, but other times we intentionally...

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#157 Friend-Zoning Your Adult Children

One of the toughest things about being a parent of adult children is letting go of the desire to continue to parent them.  We have been so used to having expectations of how we want them to...

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#156 The Benefits of Being Wrong

Some of us can have strong physical and emotional reactions to being wrong, and it can make us very resistant to the experience. But learning to look for and embrace the experience of being wrong...

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#155 How To Forgive Anyone

Forgiving can sometimes be so difficult. When we feel we have been severely wronged, letting go of the pain and the anger and the resentment can seem overwhelming. And sometimes, we don't even know...

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#154 Rethinking Kindness

Kindness has so often been associated with acts - Acts of Kindness. What if we were to back this up a bit and start with Thoughts of Kindness and see the difference it would make in how we, and the...

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#153 The Manual

All of us tend to have manuals for how we believe other people should behave. What we find, is that our expectations for them are a way to try to control their behavior so that we can feel better....

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#152 Victim or Hero?

Every experience we have in our lives gets turned into a story in our brain. And in our story, we generally become either the hero or the victim (and maybe sometimes the villain!) When we choose to...

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#151 Connection

Connection with other people is something we were created to desire. And yet, sometimes we feel as though we are struggling to connect with those people who matter the most to us - our spouses or...

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#150 Living In Possibility

Possibility. A word filled with hope for what is to come. Dreaming of an amazing future of fulfillment and contribution. And yet, somewhere along the way, many of us have forgotten about our...

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#149 The Importance of Discomfort

Why would we want to allow ourselves to feel uncomfortable emotions? Because discomfort is the price we pay for growth and progression. When we avoid uncomfortable emotions, we are keeping...

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