Finding Meaning in Your Life – Part 2

In my previous blog, I explained the meaning of Meaning and why it’s important. Now let’s look at how you can find it. Where do I find Meaning? How do I do I find Meaning? Where do you begin to get your head around this elusive concept? I suggest a focus on three areas. If…

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Find Meaning In Your Life – Part 1

I would wager that most of us, at one time or another, have asked ourselves one or more of the following questions. Why am I here? Where am I going? What is life all about? What is my purpose in life? What makes life worth living? All of these questions have a common thread. They…

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Radical Faith: Finding Your North Star

Let’s start out by looking at the words I chose for the title. Radical sounds good in a title. It makes you think it’s something new. Something fresh. It’s eye catching. Radical means extreme, fanatic, zealot, militant, farthest removed from the ordinary or average. These words are not very comforting. So, what am I doing…

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The Upside of Isolation

As I think we all know, the world has changed permanently. And with that, each of us has changed permanently as well. And no one knows what the future holds. That could be both a scary thought and possibly an exhilarating one depending upon how you feel about change. This a unique time both in…

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5 Things to Stop Right Now and Their Antidotes

Trying to Please Everyone – Please Yourself First People pleasers share a common outcome. They’re miserable. That’s because they neglect themselves. They’re so busy making others happy that they don’t even know their own needs. This obviously makes it impossible to get the needs fulfilled. How about this – meet your own needs first and…

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The Five Remembrances

How do I have meaning and purpose in my life? How do I stop worrying so much? How do I know what’s really important to me? How do I keep my focus on reality instead of delusion? These are big questions with no easy answers. One way to search for the answers is to remove…

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Stress in America

We Americans are very stressed right now. I came upon a press release today and after reading it I got my hands on the report itself. After reading that, I knew I had to share it with you. What are we stressed about? A survey taken in 2019 was just published by the American Psychological…

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The 5 Freedoms

The counselor Virginia Satir was one of the founders of the family therapy movement in the 1950’s. Her groundbreaking work on how to provide good therapy to complicated families has endured through the present day. One of the best contributions she made is called The 5 Freedoms. They represent what everyone has the freedom to…

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A Broken Trust Can be Repaired – Action Phase

In two previous blog posts I describe the first two phases of what happens when a trust is broken. They are the Discovery phase and the Meaning phase. If a couple has made it this far, it’s now time to actually attempt the trust building process. You must play the long game. I think this…

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A Broken Trust Can Be Repaired – Meaning Phase

This is part two of a three part series on how a broken trust can be repaired. In a previous post, we looked at phase one – discovery. In this post we’ll discuss the meaning of what happened. In a future post I’ll address the last phase – rebuilding trust. An infidelity or deception is…

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