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Life Skills for Positive Change

  • Empower Yourself with Positive Self-Talk

    It’s no secret that the way we communicate with others has a direct bearing on the quality of our relationships. Our words have the power to encourage or discourage, to build up or tear down. I am sure that we have all experienced the healing power of a kind word along with the pain of someone’s cruel or careless...

  • Making Friends and Keeping Them

    One of the most important features of beginning a new friendship is to not be scared or overly self-conscious. When making friends there is a tendency to make assumptions on what another person may be thinking. A guy may think, “I’d like to go over and talk to her, but she probably wouldn’t be interested in making friends with...

  • Seeing Your Place in the Big Picture

    Imagine that you own a beautiful piece of property on top of a hill and you are going to build your dream house there. As you stand on your hilltop and look around, you realize that you have two completely different views to choose from and they are both spectacular. To the east your view includes a panorama of...

  • Simple Solutions – 3 Questions to Change Your Life

    I love simple solutions to seemingly complex issues, don’t you? So often we seem to complicate the daylights out of things by over-analyzing, dissecting and brainstorming. I gravitate toward simple solutions whenever possible. Asking yourself the right question is one of the simplest ways to shift your thoughts in a positive direction without jumping through a bunch of mental or emotional...

  • Empty Nest Syndrome – The Other End of Parenting

    When we are young, starting a family represents a major shift in focus. It requires us to think about the welfare and happiness of children who look to us for everything. It’s a wonderful and scary transition for young parents, one that involves every thread of their being. It’s amazing how fast we come to identify with our role...