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15 Questions to Ignite Meaningful Conversations

By on Nov 10, 2017 in Relationships | 0 comments

Powerful conversations have transformed my life for the better. I long for them. While there are no guarantees, you can create an environment where meaningful discussions are more likely to occur. Great questions are a part of creating this environment. I have a friend from college named Aaron. I remember us having meaningful talks soon after we met. They were about...

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Turn Anxiety into Hope by Answering 7 Questions

By on Oct 12, 2017 in Stress | 0 comments

Anxiety focuses on what can go wrong and things outside of your control. It centers around bad things from the past happening again and the worst outcome coming true. Hope focuses on what can go right or the positive potential in every circumstance. Here are some anxious thoughts clients have shared recently. Do any seem familiar? ~ “I don’t have what it...

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What to Do When Emotionally Overwhelmed

By on Sep 17, 2017 in Relationships, Stress | 0 comments

Ever had a conversation and then suddenly, out of nowhere, you become emotionally overwhelmed? Maybe this has happened with a boss, co-workers, or someone in your family. Maybe they say something you perceive as hurtful or threatening. Possibly they remind you of someone who mistreated you in the past. Do you know what triggered you? Do they know? In these...

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How to Improve the Culture in Your Workplace

By on Sep 9, 2017 in Relationships | 0 comments

As a therapist, I’ve probably supported over a thousand families since 1999. Since 2008, I’ve helped out hundreds of companies and workplace teams as well. I’ve found many similarities between workplace teams and families that have a healthy culture. Here are three traits they have in common. 1. They Foster Healthy Connections They consistently create...

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How to Connect with Almost Anyone

By on Aug 22, 2017 in Relationships | 2 comments

We are not fueled by achievement, but by connection. Loving and supportive relationships are necessary to thrive. As a result of getting this backwards, when you fail, or life stops going well, or others achieve more, you’ll feel worthless. Furthermore, you’ll end up miserable just like all victims of the comparison trap. In my experience, very few...

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