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February 23, 2016

Learn to Surf

Adaptation is a key principle in surviving and thriving in our world.  Adaptations is defined as “The action or process of adapting or being adapted, ‘the adaptation of teaching strategy to meet students’ needs” and “a change or the process of change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment. ‘living…

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February 14, 2016

Temporary Feelings

Feelings are temporary. All of them. Sometimes this feels like a blessing and sometimes it feels like a curse. We don’t want the feelings of despair, devastation, and helplessness to linger for long yet want to hold onto joy, peacefulness, and happiness as long as possible. Regardless of our circumstances, we all have emotions and…

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February 13, 2016

Why Worry?

Worry is defined as “to give way to anxiety or unease; allow one’s mind to dwell on difficulty or troublesome ‘he worried about his soldier sons in the war’” and “to be concerned, be anxious and lose sleep, get worked up, get stressed, get in a state, stew, torment oneself. ‘she worries about his health’”.…

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February 12, 2016

The Hardest Climb

The best view really does come after the hardest climb doesn’t it? Just for fun let’s look into the definition of the word “hard”. It’s defined as “1. solid, firm, and resistant to pressure; not easily broken, bent, or pierced. 2. requiring a great deal of endurance or effort. ‘stooping over all day was hard work’.”…

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February 11, 2016

Aim for the Moon

  What do you think about the above statement? Should we aim for the moon? Many people have set very muted goals for themselves in an attempt to avoid disappointment. This is an understandable (usually unconscious) strategy and defense mechanism. To aim is defined as  “1. to position or direct (a firearm, ball, arrow, rocket, etc.) sothat,…

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February 10, 2016

Eliminate the Unnecessary

  This statement may very well be one of the most instrumental keys to a fulfilling and successful life. Too many of us are overcommitted, overextended, overworked, and ultimately overwhelmed. That’s way too many “overs” folks.  Let’s add to the equation that our culture rewards overwork and over commitment while frowning upon those who put…

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February 7, 2016

Choose Courage

  Do you believe this? For the most part, I think it’s true. Courage is defined as  1. “the ability to do something that frightens one. ‘she called on all her courage to face the ordeal’ 2.  Strength in the face of pain or grief ‘he fought his illness with great courage’  3. strength of mind…

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February 6, 2016

The Best Apology

  What do you think about this statement? Does an apology have any value if it isn’t accompanied by changed behavior? It’s important to know the difference between saying the words “i’m sorry” and making amends. What is making amends? Well, I’m glad you asked.  Making amends is defined as “to alter, modify, rephrase, or…

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February 4, 2016

Personal Responsibility; Your Own Creation

What do you think about this quote? It’s not exactly easy to apply to ourselves which is natural since personal responsibility is rarely ever easy. What if I told you that every decision you’ve ever made has landed you exactly where you are right now? The more personal responsibility we are willing to assume, the…

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February 3, 2016

The Wrong People

  I love this quote by Dr. Henry Cloud. As the author of the Boundaries series, he has a firm grasp on how to set and maintain healthy boundaries with others and oneself. Give yourself permission to protect yourself from the harmful behavior of others and ultimately unsafe people. You can’t care for others effectively…

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