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Acceptance and Approval

At first look, these two words may look very similar. On closer examination, there are some significant differences. This episode is based on the following article: Ac...

Give and Take

These two words—give and take, can be used to describe what takes place in each of our relationships. Whatever relationships we enter into, we give who we are and what...

Reasonable Expectations

How do you know what you can reasonably expect from a relationship? That may sound like a fairly straightforward question, but in reality the answer may involve more t...

Two Natures

We have two natures in our lives, and they are in a constant state of conflict with one another. If we think about the tensions in our life, this makes sense. This epi...

Patience

What is patience? Why is it important as we move forward? How patient are we in each moment? This episode is based on the following article: Patience This podcast is w...

Unexpected Events

There are things that come just as suddenly and without warning that are not so pleasant. Some of these unpleasant events have a serious impact on our lives yet are to...

First Impressions

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Think for a moment about the first time you met some of the people who are or have been a part of your life...

Expectations

At every point in our lives, we are faced with expectations. We develop the expectations we have of others at the same time we are forming our patterns of responding t...

Unintended Consequences

If we put money in a vending machine, and we receive what we anticipated, that would be a totally anticipated consequence. One area where unintended consequences can b...

Service

What do you think of when you hear the term service? Perhaps you think of how you were treated the last time you went to a restaurant. Maybe you remember the experienc...

Affirmation

We each develop a self concept and hopefully a positive self image. One way these important aspects of our personalities develop is through affirmation. This episode i...

Where Is Your Comfort Zone?

Each of us has a comfort zone. That is the area, both physical and emotional, where we believe ourselves to be safe from harm and even undue stress. The understanding ...

Limits

We are confronted with limits every day and in every area of life. Some are so obvious we deal with them automatically. As we move forward, we should constantly be exa...

Waiting

It can seem as if we spend more time waiting than almost anything else in life. Throughout life, we wait for things. As we move forward, it is useful to look at what w...

Symbols

There is virtually no area of our lives where symbols do not play a major role. The difficulty comes in finding agreement or common understanding of what symbols mean....

Seeking Truth

One of the foundation documents of the United States of America contains the words, ”We hold these truths to be self evident….” As certainly as we learn truths, there ...

Acceptance

There are few issues more basic to a person’s overall sense of well-being than the need for acceptance.

Complexity

I was thinking recently about how complex things seem to have become in so many areas of life. At first I assumed this was a natural conclusion on my part reflecting t...

Finding the Way Forward

Road is a symbol for life that nearly everyone is familiar with. From time to time our journey on the road will be interrupted by a roadblock. Are we continuing our jo...

Your Age is a Two-Edged Sword

Our age defines much of who we are during nearly all of our lives. As we move forward, it is helpful to remember that where we are on the continuum of age changes each...

Never Give Up Your Dreams

Dreams have always been an important part of the human experience. Let us determine to never give up our dreams. Our world needs our dreams.

Pick Your Battles

It is important to pick our battles wisely. Not every "fight" is worth fighting for.

Consider Your Legacy

When most people think of a legacy, images of wealth, power and fame come to mind. We need to look at where we come from, and consider our legacy that we are going to ...

Make New Mistakes

I have never met anyone who had never made a mistake. Making mistakes goes right along with the risks that are a natural part of life.

One Day At A Time

Whether we are looking forward, or looking back, to progress we need to learn to live One Day At A Time.

Signs of a Good Relationship

We live in all sorts of relationships. The relationships we are part of are vital to who we are. What are Signs of a Good Relationship?

We Hold These Truths….

The opening words of the Declaration of Independence are among the most powerful words ever written. They speak to the fact that certain truths are fundamental to the ...

Understanding Our Motivation

Why do you get up each morning and do what you do each day? On the surface, that may seem like an obvious question. Looking a little deeper into what is going on withi...

Character

It has been said that a way to understand our character is to think about what we would do if we knew no one would ever find out. A person of good character would be s...

Belonging

It is essential to every person to have a sense of belonging. The things we do to belong say a lot about who we are and what is really important to us.

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