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Now displaying: November, 2015
Nov 24, 2015

Description:

Sometimes, no matter how right or appropriate you are, your efforts to address frustrations fall flat. At that point you may need to reassess your goals to include the release of your anger – letting go of it. This choice is not always desirable or natural, but it may represent your best option for inner peace. In this episode, we’ll explore what it means to move beyond repetitive anger.



Something to Think about:

  • The truth is that sometimes the same old problems recur no matter how cleanly you attempt to resolve it.

  • Many individuals become weighed down by their anger as they continue to apply the same maladaptive efforts that have not worked for years.

  • Releasing anger requires you to manage your emotions well especially when others are not coordinated with you.



Let’s Talk Question:

“What are some of the most common repetitive scenarios in your home where you find yourself at an impasse?”

Nov 17, 2015

Description:

When you commit to a long-term relationship, you probably have some level of expectation that you will experience a reasonable synergy. Unfortunately, some individuals find themselves in close relations where that synergy will never materialize, leaving them with the question: “Now what?” This episode will help you explore your options when faced with a relationship that may never live up to reasonable expectations.

Something to Think about:

  • Not all matches are made in heaven, but that does not necessarily mean they are doomed.

  • Regardless of the other person’s lack of connection to your heart, you are still responsible for monitoring your responses wisely.

  • Deep disagreement gives you the opportunity to discern how to manage your anger and tension constructively.

Let’s Talk Question:

 

“Why do some people seem to be oblivious to insight and awareness, even when you have done a good job explaining yourself?”

 

Nov 10, 2015

Description:

In a high percentage of conflicts, the exchanges devolve into an argument about who is most correct.  Inevitably, this means someone has to be labeled incorrect, and therein lies a serious problem.  This podcast asks:  What might happen if we agreed to be less concerned with absolute correctness and more concerned with establishing a fair-minded exchange of give and take?

Something to Think about:

  • Arguing right versus wrong tends to put the relationship into an instant adversarial mode.

  • Maybe you could learn something if you allowed others to have their separate opinions, freeing you up to become a better listener.

  • Being right is good; being loving is even better.

Let’s Talk Question:

 

“What is it about being right that could become dangerous?”

 

Nov 3, 2015

Description:

Let’s hope that when you are in your 50’s, 60’s and beyond, you will handle life with a fuller maturity than when you were in your 20’s and 30’s.  For this to happen, you will need to contemplate who you are and where your life is headed.  In this podcast, four distinct life stages will be identified and you will be challenged to consider where you are in your own maturation process.

Something to Think about:

  • Ultimately, maturity focuses less on external tasks and instead emphasizes internal contemplation.

  • Many adults never take the time to consider the kind of legacy they want to leave behind.

  • As you mature, you are able to examine your own mistakes as part of the journey.

Let’s Talk Question:

“What primary qualities would you expect to observe in an adult who is committed to an ongoing effort to live maturely?”

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