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Now displaying: March, 2017
Mar 28, 2017

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Being an accepting person comes with a cost, beginning with the laying down of your ego. Accepting people sidestep the need to impose their own correctness in favor of displaying respect, even when it cuts against their emotional grain. In this episode we will discuss how you can gain influence via the path of self restraint.

Something to Think about:

 

  • Being accepting can involve a sacrificial attitude.
  • Acceptance means you rise above your immediate impulses to live inside a “big picture” mindset.
  • Self restraint is a trait that an accepting person is quite familiar with.

 

 

Let’s Talk Question:

In what circumstances do you struggle most to lay aside your ego for the purpose of offering acceptance to another?

Mar 21, 2017

As you live with someone for years, flaws and imperfections will repeatedly be displayed. When that happens, it is tempting to focus on making the other person change, but sometimes that effort repeatedly falls flat. That can be a signal that it is time to examine how you can stay steady inwardly even as your externals are not perfect.

Something to Think about: 

  • If you feel annoyed by your partner’s flaws, there is a high probability the same feeling is felt in reverse by the other person.
  • Mature love is maintained by making accepting another person’s imperfections.
  • Assertiveness and boundaries have a place in your response to frustrations, but ultimately you are in charge of your inner peace.

 

Let’s Talk Question:

What ongoing imperfections do you need to accept in your mate, and in reverse, what imperfections does your mate need to accept in you?

Mar 14, 2017

It’s not enough to say you want to be less angry. That’s a good starting point, but you’ll need to have an idea of the positive qualities you are moving toward. In this segment, we will identify 10 elements inside anger that tend to sidetrack you, and we will then identify 10 alternative traits that will move you into a much healthier manner of anger management.

Something to Think about:

 

  • Rather than using force in communicating anger, you can explain your needs, allowing others the space to absorb the message in their own timing.
  • Angry people usually communicate in a defensive posture, while the better alternative would be open-mindedness.
  • Rather than punishing others as you angrily express yourself, you can operate with a sense of tolerance.

Let’s Talk Question:

As you make plans to manage anger more cleanly, what 5 or 6 healthy traits are you moving toward?

Mar 7, 2017

There are various ways to manage your anger, some positive and some negative. In order to manage your anger most constructively you will need to be aware of the inner thoughts and needs feeding it. With insight and honesty about the true nature of your anger styles, you will be poised to make choices consistent with healthy lifestyle practices. That’s what we’ll explore in this podcast.

Something to Think about:

 

  • Forceful anger indicates, among other things, fear and insecurity.
  • Assertive anger can reveal empathy and a priority for goodness.
  • As you maintain a mind of humility you will be more inclined to pick and choose your battles carefully so anger will not become destructive.

 

Let’s Talk Question:

When tension and conflict arises, what are your most common displays of anger? What inner needs and thoughts pushes that anger along?

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