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Now displaying: December, 2015
Dec 29, 2015

Description:

Every person alive has a natural predisposition toward selfishness. While not a flattering thought, your understanding of this can prompt you to seek alternatives.  Healthy individuals recognize that humility can be prioritized over prideful self absorption, and by doing so they can be positioned to have mature lifestyle habits.

Something to Think about:

 

  • More than just raw egotism, pride is at the base of a very wide array of troublesome emotions and behaviors.
  • When people choose to de-emphasize pride, they begin the process of their own maturation.
  • Humility is the foundation for real emotional strength and lasting influence.

 

Let’s Talk Question:

In what ways do you need to exchange selfish behaviors for the more humble alternatives?

Dec 22, 2015

You can tell if individuals operate with healthy self-acceptance by simply observing their behaviors.  For example, when you have chronic agitation or if you argue too easily that tells us you are struggling inwardly.  This episode will identify 10 ways self-acceptance is truly made known.

Something to Think about:

 

  • Your communication style, especially in moments of strain, offers a clear commentary about your levels of inner well-being.
  • Self-accepting people feel little need to defend or control.
  • Once you shore up your inner security your manner of relating will improve significantly.

Let’s Talk Question:

In your life, what behaviors indicate that you may be struggling with inner well-being?

Dec 15, 2015

Description:

You can quickly discern how healthy an individual is by observing the way that person responds to hurt and tension.  Ideally it is best to allow emotions to be present even as you objectively figure out the wisest ways to maintain balance.  Unfortunately some people respond to tensions with a Victim’s Mentality, meaning they stay stuck in troublesome patterns.  This episode will expose 10 ways Victim’s thwart personal growth, and you will be challenged to develop the mind of The Overcomer.



Something to Think about:

  • Life can bring pain and it is normal to experience strained emotions.

  • Perpetual Victims can be so invested in blaming others that they become their own worst enemy.

  • Overcomers know that even when people and events disappoint, they are still responsible for their own choices as they move forward.



Let’s Talk Question:

Why do you suppose it is so tempting to blame (as opposed to being objective) when problems arise in key relationships?

Dec 8, 2015

Description:

You want your home to be the place where you can relax, unwind, and be fully you, right? Unfortunately some relationships generate enough strain and tension that it does not leave you feeling safe in your own home. In this episode we will compare and contrast what it means to create unsafe versus safe ingredients in your primary relationships.



Something to Think about:

  • Safe people can handle conflicts using dignified communication.

  • Whereas unsafe people sabotage intimacy, safe people are skilled at being approachable.

  • Safe people stay away from invalidating or defensive exchanges, emphasizing empathy and fair-mindedness.



Let’s Talk Question:

“What needs to change in your home so a feeling of safeness could be more prominent?”

Dec 1, 2015

Description:

At times, family problems can be greatly exaggerated by the use of alcohol.  When a person has difficulty maintaining balance in alcohol consumption, it is highly probable that imbalances will occur elsewhere.  In this episode we will discuss the potential pitfalls of imbalanced alcohol use, focusing on helpful suggestions that will assist you in keeping alcohol from being a negative contributor to your primary relationships.



Something to Think about:

  • Misuse of alcohol commonly adds to relational and emotional tensions.

  • Alcohol use is most likely to be balanced when you have a well-conceived plan regarding its place in your life.

  • When individuals can be objective in determining modesty, it usually is the result of an empathetic attitude.



Let’s Talk Question:

“In your home, what does your attitude about alcohol say about your overall approach to relationships?”

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