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Vulnerability

Take Emotional Risks Frequently!

There are certain powerful emotions I never want to feel again. Very strong feelings of rejection, failure, and embarrassment. Because of this hurt from my past, my mind bullies me into doing whatever I can to avoid engaging any situation that could trigger that feeling again. The worst advice you can ever take is from a fearful mind.

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Relationship Connect

How to Connect with Almost Anyone

All people are important, but many don't feel that way. People desperately want to feel worthy and you can help them. Something I've done is collect information on my friends, family, and co-workers "favorites".

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Meaningful Conversations

20 Questions to Ignite Meaningful Conversations

Powerful conversations have positively impacted my life. 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.

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Critical Woman

How to Be Less Critical & More Encouraging

I can be critical of others. That’s been my strategy for staying safe. With clients and strangers, I’m usually positive and encouraging. With close friends and family, I can be negative. I don't want to get hurt again. Here are 5 relationship strategies helping me break this horrible habit.  

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Question Man Aha Moment

My 20 Favorite Questions to Ask Clients

People are longing for connection. Connecting at the heart level changes everything for the better. Human connection heals! As you prepare for interactions with your family, friends & co-workers, here are some questions that can strengthen bonds.

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Emotionally health

How To Be Emotionally Healthy

There's a correlation between a lack of healthy emotional expression with depression and anxiety. How do I know this? Well, from research, as well as, from my own personal experience. But there is hope! The healthier you become emotionally, the better life gets.

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Healthy Relationships

Skills for Successful Relationships

Most people have anxiety in close relationships at times. Learn about 3 tools that can help take the anxiety out of your relationships at work and at home.

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Emotionally Healthy Man

How To Be Emotionally Healthy (Part 2)

Being emotionally vulnerable can be terrifying. One reason I became a therapist, is to feel safe and appear like I've got things together. When people come to me for help, I'm seen as the expert, and I get to remain in control. Asking for help is much more vulnerable than dishing it out. I'm much more comfortable helping than being helped. I'm not proud of this.

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