Tag: growth

Why We Can Never Move Past Our Childhood Until We Face It

 

Most of us find little use in dissecting our past and dredging up old childhood memories. We wonder, “What does that have to do with the mess I’m in today?” “What good can possibly come from talking about my childhood?”

 

For many, their family life growing up was less than ideal, and brings up painful memories that have long since been buried. Or so we thought.

 

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How The Power of Investing Can Yield a Life of Abundance and Peace

 

Live like no one else so later, you can live like no one else. _Dave Ramsey

 

What Dave Ramsey understands is the power of investing. He is passionate about teaching people how to harness their financial energy so they change the trajectory of their lives and build financial peace.

 

I believe in a different kind of investing. While I whole-heartedly embrace Dave Ramsey’s philosophy of financial investing, I wonder what would happen if we embraced the notion of emotional investing?

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Why We Need a New Way of Thinking About Emotions

 

We have a glass of wine at the end of the day to take the edge off. We take a pill to numb us from whatever’s making us feel bad. We throw ourselves into work to avoid having to come home and deal with the pressures of marriage, finances, parenting. We use phones, gadgets, and games to distract us. We use the television to help us zone-out. It seems we expend so much energy to keep us from feeling anything unpleasant, anything messy, anything real.

 

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When Pruning Becomes a Beautiful Act of Love

So excited to have this article featured Monday at Purposeful Faith!!!  If you need encouragement, there are some amazing posts by some amazing bloggers.  You’ll want to check it out.

 

It was a “working in the yard” weekend. Twice per year I take to the flowerbeds in order to trim and care for the bushes, hedges and yes, my beloved spiral topiaries. Continue reading

When You’re Trapped and Hurting and Can’t Find Your Way Out

 So strange, I wondered.

 

As I was walking out the back door, heading to church, I looked down to see what appeared to be a thousand tiny spatters of red embedded along the bottom half of my garage wall. Continue reading

Ten Things To Do When There is a Mountain Standing in Your Way

Have you ever stood in the shadow of a mountain and felt so small? Are there days you feel like David holding a handful of pebbles as Goliath towers in the distance, echoing impossibility and certain defeat? Continue reading

Seven Things Emotionally Healthy People Don’t Do

Not long ago, I was sitting with a client who, shock of all shocks, didn’t want to be in therapy. He expressed whole-heartedly that, “Only people with mental illness need a therapist, but anyone with common sense can figure out their own problems.” Continue reading

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