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Stop Letting Fear Damage Your Life

By on Apr 2, 2019 in Blog, Healthy Thinking, Productivity, Relationships, Stress | 0 comments

What’s your biggest fear in life? Mine is probably rejection in its various forms. I want people to like me. Ironically, the more I try and be what other people want me to be, the more fear I have. My anxiety also grows the more I hide from situations where I can be rejected. When I follow my heart, ignore my head, and put myself out there, anxiety loses its...

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12 Dating & Marriage Building Activities

By on Mar 27, 2019 in Marriage, Relationships | 8 comments

If a healthy romantic relationship were easy, more people would have one. Whether you are in a dating relationship, engaged, or married, here are 12 activities that can take your relationship from average to extraordinary. #1: Schedule FunMake a list of 15 activities that you enjoy engaging in with your significant other. Make sure some of the activities cost little...

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15 Ways Adults Can Make Friends

By on Nov 1, 2018 in Relationships | 0 comments

Recently, I talked on the phone with a close friend from high school. I feared reaching out to him because we hadn’t talked in nearly 2 years. Thoughts like “he doesn’t want talk”, “he’s too busy with his family”, and even “I’m a burden”, entered my mind. The conversation was encouraging. None of my worries...

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10 Fun Ice Breakers for Work Meetings & Social Events

By on Sep 16, 2018 in Relationships | 0 comments

If you lead or attend work meetings or social events, this information will help you. Ice breakers, to start off a meeting, can make a positive difference in the outcome. How Ice Breakers Help • By setting a positive tone for the meeting • They build team camaraderie • They set the stage for open and positive communication • You learn new and interesting things...

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How to Be Less Critical & More Encouraging

By on Jun 12, 2018 in Relationships | 0 comments

I can be critical of others. That’s been my strategy for staying safe. With clients and strangers I’m encouraging, but with friends and family I can be a butt. If I’m critical, people stay away and don’t hurt me. It’s an unhealthy strategy, but it has served a purpose. Here are 5 relationship strategies helping me break this bad habit....

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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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