Life Experiences

What you tell yourself about your life and experiences shapes your world. Telling yourself that something you just experienced was fun, interesting, boring, or annoying will literally change your mood. Let’s say you went to a lecture. You could sit there and watch with skeptical eyes, notice all the …

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Don't Lose Focus

So often we homeschool mothers take our eyes off of our own dice—the unique home God has given us and the call He has placed in our lives. In doing so, we lose. Bravery is displaced by fear because our focus gets out of focus. Admittedly, it’s easy …

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Defining Loneliness

I define loneliness as a complex and unpleasant emotional response to isolation or lack of companionship. The pain of loneliness is such that, throughout history, solitary confinement has been used as a form of torture and punishment. More than just painful, loneliness is also damaging. Lonely people eat and drink …

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Mirroring Is So Simple

Mirroring, or matching body movements, is both a byproduct of having very high rapport with a client, and a technique that increases it. When two people enjoy each other’s company, they come closer together, lean forward, their faces and bodies practically touching. If one person crosses his legs, the …

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The Coat of Arms and Family Crest

C’mon, you’ve got to know what I’m talking about here. We all have a friend or someone else we know who has one of these, either placed somewhere in their home for everyone to see, or tattooed on their pecs for picking up ladies at the beach …

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I'm Not Angry, I'm Disappointed

Sometimes, not all goes well in paradise. Partners get frustrated and angry. The common prescription is not to repress anger but to express it. Indeed, suppressing anger can create a stress reaction that plays a part in a wide range of psychosomatic ailments, such as headaches, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and …

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Group Rituals for Healing in Grief

The funeral is an essential group grief ritual after the death of someone loved. But long after the funeral, group rituals can and should be performed to activate all six of the needs of mourning, including, of course, Mourning Need 6, receiving and accepting support from others. Would powerpoint course …

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Caring for Ourselves

The good news is that simple tools are available for caring for our minds and bodies and for renewing our hope and strength. When we care for ourselves, we create healthy brain chemistry, giving us the capacity for healthier relationships. We need to care for our minds by taking care …

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Be A Yes, Not A No

A big part of the work I do involves leading weeklong training sessions for people who want to learn to teach Baptiste Yoga, be leaders in their communities, and experience personal transformation. On the surface, these are yoga-teacher training, but really they’re about individuals breaking through to their real …

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Talent is Overrated

The real gift of our studies is that it definitely proves that talent, innate inbred talent, the sort that comes with your meal ticket attached to it, comes up short if faced with Deliberate Practice.
Why? Mainly because cognitive thinking and behavioral theories, the basis for Deliberate Talent, demands that …

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