Tag Archives: personal growth

Losing Control

I remember hearing a story, many years ago, from a concerned mother about her very angry son. She recounted many outbursts, but one in particular has stuck with me because it showed how different people perceive anger. During an initial … Continue reading

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High-Five Celebrations

How many years do we give life before we finally stop to enjoy the life we have? This is a tired idea, yet it remains as relevant now as ever before. We spend our lives pursuing the next goal – … Continue reading

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A New Type of Resolution—The Personal Side

I wish I could tell you that emotional resolutions are easy. I wish I could tell you that the journey of personal growth is virtually stress-free and includes endless waves of joyous moments in which you feel enlightened and encouraged. … Continue reading

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A New Type of Resolution—The Practical Side

I have said in past blogs that I do not believe in New Year’s resolutions. What I mean by that is that I am always trying to better myself, though I often fall short. My quest to grow personally does … Continue reading

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The Choices Behind the Change — The Personal Side

A little more than one year ago I started to take gratitude—everyday gratitude—very seriously. I had the epiphany, “aha moment,” whatever you want to call it, that practicing gratitude transforms my thoughts and feelings.

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Real Worth – The Personal Side

I am great about self-care when it comes to things like meditating, making time for the important people in my life and going to bed early (most of the time anyway). But, maybe like some of you, I sometimes have … Continue reading

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Real Worth – The Practical Side

If you follow the path of the majority of your time and money at the end you will find what is important to you. The thing you value most. If health is important to you, you may spend a large … Continue reading

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Growing Pains –The Personal Side

In my opinion, there are two main ways personal growth happens in life. The first way comes when we consciously choose to try and become better in a specific life area like work or marriage. The second way personal growth … Continue reading

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Growing Pains – The Practical Side

Most people, I believe, want to become better—at their jobs, at home as husbands, wives and partners, at friendship, even at communicating. We want to make more and more good choices every day so that we can grow personally and … Continue reading

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