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To Get More Creative, Become Less Productive

Sometimes it feels almost impossible to get our creative juices flowing. We try all sorts of things to help our brains come up with new ideas. Here's what Art Markman says about helping ourselves think more clearly, instead of constantly going back to the drawing board: "The problem with creativity is if you think about [...]

By | September 20th, 2016|The MT Show|Comments Off on To Get More Creative, Become Less Productive

How to Break Your Addiction to Work

Feel like you're becoming a little too preoccupied with working all the time? Do you find yourself constantly checking emails or voicemail at home? Rebecca Knights shares some thoughts about how that can be detrimental to our family relationships: "When you pick up your phone, or answer your email when you are at home, you are [...]

By | September 15th, 2016|The MT Show|Comments Off on How to Break Your Addiction to Work

Four Lesson’s Learned From the Men In My Life

Bart Summerhays- (Youth Leader) “To Believe In Myself!” The Lesson- Bart taught me to believe in myself. He always found time to be with me and around me and reflected the best of who I was back on to me. He was a light, not a critic. When it comes to things I wasn’t not [...]

By | June 13th, 2016|Live|Comments Off on Four Lesson’s Learned From the Men In My Life

Love’s Difficult Lessons From a Relationship Coach

Happiness Isn’t About “Who” or “If” You’re Married • Happiness isn’t about whom you married, it’s about who you are, and who you’re becoming. • All of the singles are fighting to get married and all of the married are fighting to be single. • Happiness is more about the choices you make in responding [...]

By | May 31st, 2016|Love|Comments Off on Love’s Difficult Lessons From a Relationship Coach

Creating “Oneness” In Your Marriage

The goal of most people when marrying is to hopefully create a relationship that is unified and cooperative in such a way that we are almost welded or combined into one entity. For many this is why religion is such an important undertaking, as they long to be one with a loving higher power. The [...]

By | May 23rd, 2016|Love|Comments Off on Creating “Oneness” In Your Marriage

Fixing Your Toughest Relationship Problems

Relationships are hard but they don’t have to be as hard as most of us make them. In marriage there really are two kinds of problems: those we can’t fix (like the histories we brought to the relationship, our gene pool or chronic health conditions we suffer with), and those we can fix (like everything [...]

By | May 16th, 2016|Love|Comments Off on Fixing Your Toughest Relationship Problems

Communicating With The People Who Don’t Emote

To learn about Matt's Coaching Program click here. Communication is a process of “sending, receiving and resending” information from one person to another. Although effective communication is a pretty difficult task in its own right, it can become even more difficult when the person you’re talking to doesn’t emote or respond with emotional cues or [...]

By | May 9th, 2016|Lead, Love|Comments Off on Communicating With The People Who Don’t Emote

Spirituality & Mind Body Institute

Click Here to Listen! Dr. Lisa Miller is a Professor of Psychology and Education, Director of Clinical Psychology, and Director of the Spirituality & Mind Body Institute at Teachers College Columbia University. So much of our early education focuses on cognitive skills. We learn cursive and spelling, math and science. But teaching principles that the heart [...]

By | May 2nd, 2016|Lead, Live, Love|Comments Off on Spirituality & Mind Body Institute

Healing Your Life By Strengthening Your Spirit

Influenced by Dr. Lisa Miller, Columbia University and book The Spiritual Child. To learn more about Dr. Miller, click here. Most of us have become accustomed to categorizing our lives into different sections like physical, social, emotional and spiritual. In my coaching work, with people struggling in life and relationships, I’ve found that their tends to be [...]

By | April 26th, 2016|Lead, Live, Love|Comments Off on Healing Your Life By Strengthening Your Spirit

Life Change? Time To Get the Wheels Turning

There comes a time when everyone may need a little change in their life. Some might be thinking of getting back in the work force after an extended absence. For others it might be a burning desire to start a new project or to get involved in a community committee. Like learning to ride a [...]

By | April 18th, 2016|Lead|Comments Off on Life Change? Time To Get the Wheels Turning