September 12, 2016
Allowing your Children to Fail

Ever seen or heard someone who sounded like a “helicopter parent”?  It’s all too easy to overshadow your kids with too much concern and too much help. Jessica Lahey says that when you back off, you’re giving your kids a chance to succeed or fail, which is the best thing you can do for them: […]

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September 1, 2016
Ways We Sabotage our Children’s Success in School

It’s so easy to want to do everything for our kids sometimes. We just want what’s best for them, right? According to Heather Johnson, constantly vouching for our kids can sabotage their success in school: “Sometimes we are so worried about what other people are going to think, that we don’t let kids make their […]

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August 8, 2016
Forgiving Others: Good for Your Health

Do you tend to hold grudges? Can’t seem to let go of below-the-belt comments people make to you? Well according to Dr. Loren Toussaint, that might not only be bad for your mental health, but your physical health as well: “If forgiveness is about managing internal thoughts and emotions, then “just letting it go” really […]

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July 18, 2016
How to Have Better Relationships with Your Teens

Struggling to keep up with your teenagers and all the crazy stuff they do or go through? You’re not alone. Raising a teenager can be difficult. Listen to some advice from Heather Johnson about how to better connect with your teen: “Teenage life can be a lot of fun. We think of it as terrible […]

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June 27, 2016
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 […]

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June 21, 2016
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 […]

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June 13, 2016
Lessons from Matt’s Favorite Guys

What do the most influential men in our lives all have in common? Here are 4 examples from my life of those influential leaders and the qualities they emulate. 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 […]

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May 31, 2016
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 […]

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May 19, 2016
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 […]

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May 16, 2016
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 […]

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