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Now displaying: January, 2017
Jan 31, 2017

When you are committed to being fair in your primary relationships, it’s only natural to want the other person to share an equal commitment. Unfortunately, many people will  not have the same eagerness for personal growth. In those moments you are faced with the question: Who do I need to be even if my efforts are not reciprocated?

Something to Think about:

 

  • We live in an interdependent world, so it is normal to want other people to work just as hard as you to find a reasonable middle ground.
  • Regrettably, some people either cannot or will not make the effort to learn how to blend with you as you face life’s many challenges.
  • Regardless of the other person’s behaviors, you are still responsible for you.

 

Let’s Talk Question:

In what circumstances do you feel demotivated due to another person’s unwillingness to coordinate life with you? How do you feel about pursuing healthiness even when you have to do it as a solo act?

Jan 24, 2017

Most people like to think of themselves as accepting - until they’re not. At times, opinions and preferences can become so strong that we offer rejection and judgment instead. Being accepting does not require you to cease having opinions and preferences, but it does require wisdom and discernment as you respond to the differences presented by others.

Something to Think about

  • When you speak with coercion there is a high probability you are not demonstrating acceptance.
  • The closer you feel to another person, your expectations go up, meaning your capacity for acceptance can go down.
  • Accepting people want to offer love even in the midst of differences.

Let’s Talk Question

In what circumstances do you find it most difficult to show acceptance? Why is that?

Jan 17, 2017

Most people ending a marriage will state that they saw signs prior to marriage suggesting the relationship was not all it needed to be. In this podcast we will identify twelve qualities that need to be in place so you can move forward in a budding relationship with confidence. By knowing what to look for, your decision to commit to a long term relationship will be built upon more than just raw emotionalism.

Something to Think about:

 

  • Reflective thinking is a solid indicator that a potential partner is able and willing to explore ways to grow personally.
  • Being in love involves much more than feeling wonderful; it has many other dimensions that need to be identified.
  • Good relationships don’t just happen. They involve much forethought and planning.

Let’s Talk Question:

What are your top 3 qualities that must be in place in order to know the relationship is built upon a solid foundation?

Jan 10, 2017

Commonly when individuals live in a very pleasing manner, they have too much of a good thing. The commitment to kindness can become a burden when it is not also balanced by firmness. In this episode we will examine ten ways to make sure your pleasing qualities are accompanied by firmness.

Something to Think about: 

  • People pleasers can sometimes allow others to rob them of basic dignity.
  • There are times when pleasers need to express their emotions and needs more freely.
  • Sometimes you are doing others a favor when you actually say no.

Let’s Talk Question:

When might you be inclined to be too pleasing to the extent that it hinders your ability to be true to the real you?

Jan 3, 2017

Description:

Some individuals have such a deep history of looking at the negative side of life that they develop a reputation of chronic moodiness. This is a learned pattern, which means it can be unlearned and reversed. In this episode we will examine ways to reverse this tendency so a more upbeat approach toward life can emerge.

Something to Think about:

 

  • Chronically frustrated people have yet to learn how to manage anger so it can lead to constructive adjustments.
  • Rather that playing the inferior-superior game, you can begin relationships with the belief in human equality.
  • As you choose to build another person’s feeling of significance, your own feeling of significance rises.

Let’s Talk Question:

Why do you suppose some people actually choose to camp out on the negative side of life? What needs to change so they can see life’s positives more clearly?

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