People with Peace Filled Lives Know These Two Truths
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People with Peace Filled Lives Know These Two Truths

This thought-provoking episode delves into the profound relationship between contentment and relinquishing control over others. Join us as we explore how true peace of mind often comes at the cost of surrendering the desire to dictate or influence the lives of those around us. We explain that the key to personal happiness lies in embracing…

New Research on Screens and Our Emotional Intelligence

New Research on Screens and Our Emotional Intelligence

In this episode, we dive deep into the intricate and often uncomfortable process of challenging our beliefs. Join me as I explore the psychological and social mechanisms that make it so difficult to question the ideas we hold dear. We’ll delve into new research on screen time, touch on the ever-controversial topic of politics, and…

The Secret to Becoming a Great Communicator (part 4).
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The Secret to Becoming a Great Communicator (part 4).

Introduction Today, we wrap up our series on effective communication. If you missed the previous posts, you can start with the first one here and find the subsequent posts here and here. In this final installment, we’ll explore the importance of staying focused on one issue until it’s resolved. Most importantly, we’ll discuss the value…

The Secret to Becoming a Great Communicator (part 3)
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The Secret to Becoming a Great Communicator (part 3)

Introduction: This week, we continue our journey through the six rules of communication. I recommend starting with parts one and two, if you’ve not read them yet. Today, we’ll explore how to engage in conflict once we have identified that there is a problem that needs addressing. I love these ideas because they have been…

How do We Love our Toxic Parents and be Healthy?
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How do We Love our Toxic Parents and be Healthy?

Episode 271 is now live. In this insightful episode, we dive into one of the most challenging and nuanced aspects of family dynamics: loving your elderly toxic parents while maintaining healthy boundaries. Many of us struggle with the complex emotions that arise from dealing with toxic behaviors in those who raised us, especially as they…

The Secret to Becoming a Great Communicator (part 2)
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The Secret to Becoming a Great Communicator (part 2)

Introduction: This week, I’m continuing my series on the six rules of communication. If you haven’t read rule one, go here. This post will focus on rules two and three. You can also find a great introduction to these rules and how they emerged. These rules are also found in my book, The Emotionally Secure…

Paddle from Both Sides to Spur Growth in Your Life
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Paddle from Both Sides to Spur Growth in Your Life

Ever felt like you’re paddling through life in a one-sided canoe, going in circles without progress? In this episode, we delve into the analogy of canoeing to explore how embracing tension and distress can actually propel us forward. Just like navigating the currents, acknowledging the challenges in our lives and actively seeking solutions can lead…