The Second Essential Life Skill: Self-Observe

5 Essential Life Skills: Remember Who You Are

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5 Essential Life Skills, Part 1: Remember Who You Are * This is part one of a series featuring the Five Essential Life Skills. Through the course of over 20 years of personal and spiritual growth study and my own personal work, I have identified five essential life...

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He (or She) Won’t Change

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He (or She) Won’t Change   * Many years ago when my marriage hit what I call “the wall,” I thought my husband had to change in order for me to be happy. The problems with this kind of thinking are multiple. One challenge is that when we...

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3 Essentials of Happy and Healthy Relationships

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* 3 Essentials of Happy and Healthy Relationships * These are things that, when done over time, create the kinds of relationships you truly desire. Your loving spouse who shares everything with you, that best friend who connects with you like few others do, the people at work who...

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10 Stories to Nurture your Most Important Relationships

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10 Stories to Nurture your Most Important Relationships * During our last 10-day challenge, we explored the topic of nurturing our relationships. From self-love to romantic relationships and from family to community – it’s so very important to constantly expand the way we interact with and love...

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How to Forgive

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* How to Forgive * Science shows learning to forgive can make you happier and healthier.  * Your mom told you to forgive. And most religions encourage forgiveness. Plus, it’s just a nice thing to do, right? People who genuinely forgive tend to be healthier and happier, science suggests. For example,...

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6 Secrets of Happy Relationships

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* 6 Secrets of Happy Relationships * Before the battles begin, we start out believing that being with this person will make us happy. Ironically, that’s the critical mistake… “This isn’t working. Let’s just get a divorce,” Caroline said, as she stormed out of their new house. Wally stopped...

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Sorry, But Opposites Do Not Attract

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* Sorry, But Opposites Do Not Attract * A new study shows humans are drawn to people who are similar to them, whether it’s for romance or friendship. * Yin and yang. Night and day. Opposites create sparks; they make for tension—those dynamic conversations between friends, or, that hot sex...

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20 Inspiring Quotes About Love

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* 20 Inspiring Quotes About Love * 'Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.' In life there are mountains and valleys, times of uncertainty and times of bliss, but “nothing can bring more joy to life than...

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Walk With Me

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* Walk With Me * Hey, brain researchers—yeah, you with the lab coats and electrodes. Where are all the studies on walking and relationships? On why taking a stroll together is as great for romance, family ties and friendship as it is for muscles and Reebok sales? Not only...

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10 Romantic Love Habits

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* 10 Romantic Love Habits * Valentine’s Day stirs up the concept of romance, but what, exactly is it and how do we create it? Webster’s defines romance as “a tendency of mind toward the wonderful and mysterious, something belonging rather to fiction than to everyday life.” But, does...

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7 Ways to Be the Very Best Leader You Can Be

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7 Ways to Be the Very Best Leader You Can Be * It takes a special kind of courage—to refuse to consider the possibility of failure. By Brian Tracy * The best leaders have a special kind of courage. They have the courage to endure, to persist, to “hang in there”...

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31 Perfect Things

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31 Perfect Things * As we see more and more holiday gift guides, articles espousing the perfectness of glitzy products, I’d like to offer an alternative perspective. We don’t need to buy things to make our lives beautiful or joyous. We don’t need more glamorous items in our...

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5 Tips if You Feel “Behind” in Life

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By:   Naomi Teeter 5 Tips if You Feel "Behind" in Life It happens around this time every year—I get that feeling of loss. Autumn is known as a time for reflection. For many of us, during this season, it becomes clear what we didn’t accomplish during the...

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The Power of Consistent Positivity

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Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “We become what we think about all day long.” If you’ve read anything authored by Stephen R. Covey or Jim Rohn, you know that what you focus on is what grows. Your attitude has great power in your life. But if you’re like...

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Creating Healing Thoughts

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Rewiring Grief: Creating Healing Thoughts So far in my life, I’ve been amazingly lucky: I haven’t experienced a major traumatic loss, like the death of a parent, close family member, or friend. Sure, I’ve had my share of losses: failed love affairs, important opportunities that got...

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Letting Go of Emotional Pain

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Letting Go of Emotional Pain Most of us have felt self-conscious from time to time. Self-conscious emotions include embarrassment, guilt and humiliation. For simplicity’s sake, I’ll lump them together here under the broad category of shame. Even an 18-month-old child can feel shame. Young children respond...

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How Can I Love You When You Don’t Love Yourself?

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How Can I Love You When You Don't Love Yourself? Person A tells Person B: "You're beautiful." "I am not," Person B retorts. "I love you," Person A sighs. "Why?" wails Person B. Loving people who have low self-esteem means constantly wrestling out of their hands the virtual baseball bats...

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How Good a Listener Are You?

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  Quiz: How Good a Listener Are You? By far the most common complaint marriage counselors hear is the statement: “We can’t communicate.” There are many reasons why communication stops or becomes superficial and brittle, including poor conflict resolution, problem solving, compromising and negotiating skills; withholding information; keeping...

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Signs of an Ego Battleship Instead of a Relationship

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 Signs of an Ego Battleship Instead of a Relationship   Would you ask your poorest friend for financial advice? While they may be well intentioned, they likely don’t have the skills to make good suggestions when it comes to money. Instead, you would likely turn to higher...

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The Blind Visionary

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The Blind Visionary John Tue Nguyen lost his sight, but foresaw a luxury travel empire. In 1999, when John Tue Nguyen decided to launch a high-end travel company in Vietnam, reactions from brothers, friends and the manager of Ho Chi Minh City’s best hotel were typically blunt:...

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Maximum Leadership: Tough Talks

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Maximum Leadership: Tough Talks You've gotta have 'em. Here's how. Nobody likes to have tough conversations, but if you’re a leader, you can’t avoid them. You know what I mean: The all-star who used to hit the ball out of the park is now striking out. The weak...

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It’s Not Too Late to Apologize

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It’s Not Too Late to Apologize Leaving conflicts unresolved can lead to regret. Imagine a dear friend who was like family. You traveled together, supported each other, celebrated milestones, made speeches at each other’s wedding. Imagine that sometime over the years, the relationship changed. Responsibilities, diverging paths,...

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