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Healthy Relationship Tips: How to Effectively use Boundaries

What is the importance of a boundary in a relationship? Primary relationships are based upon a love relationship deeply rooted in freedom. Each partner is free from the other and therefore free to love the other. While boundaries help us … Continue reading

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Parenting: Developing Self-awareness

The book, The Self-Aware Parent by Dr. Fran Walfish, is intended to give you the tools and courage to examine yourself, so you can help your child. In the heat of the moment, parents say or do things they do … Continue reading

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Healthy Relationship Tips: How to Give & Receive Emotional Support

When the physical needs for survival and security are generally fulfilled, the emotional needs in a relationship take precedence. Because women are generally more conscious of their emotional needs, the woman is first to experience a lack of fulfillment; her … Continue reading

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Finding Friends: Excel at Small Talk

If your conversations evaporate almost as soon as they have begun, or if you are reluctant to participate at social or business functions, you will learn some useful tips from the book, Small Talk by Debra Fine. To become a … Continue reading

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Personal Improvement: Simplify Your Life

When you simplify your life you can invest your full concentration on what matters to you most. Your goal being to maximize your return on your time and energy. If you are spending time chasing projects, people, social events, careers, … Continue reading

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Improve Your Conversational Skills – Find new friends

Connecting with people brings infinite rewards. When we make connections with people we are stimulating our brains gray matter; the brain grows and flourishes when it’s making new connections. This doesn’t mean hanging out with the same old crowd week … Continue reading

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Healthy Relationship Tips: How Men and Women React Differently to Stress

So many of us confuse love with needing. We get things backward; we assume being loved means having one’s needs fulfilled. In reality, a healthy relationship supports both partners healing themselves. When we understand men and women’s different stress reactions, … Continue reading

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Raising a Child:Beware of the Five Love Languages

Your child needs to know he is loved in order to grow into a giving, loving, responsible adult. Only the child who feels genuinely loved and cared for can do his or her best. Unless you speak the five love … Continue reading

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Personal Growth Tips: Focus on Character

John C. Maxwell, in The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth says, “If we desire to grow and reach our potential, we must pay more attention to our character than to our success. We must recognize that personal growth means more … Continue reading

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Tips How to Build Love in Your Relationships

In the course of the study of love, Gary Chapman, in his book Love as a Way of Life, has named the seven characteristics of a loving person. These seven traits are not just good intentions, but habits we learn … Continue reading

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Toleration’s Slow You Down

When you were a child, you didn’t tolerate much; you simply expressed your displeasure. Now that you are a socialized adult, you tolerate stuff because you are not trying to be negatively affected by what annoys you. Toleration’s represent compromises you … Continue reading

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Tips to Succeed in Life

Potential is a wonderful word. Do we all have personal potential? Absolutely! Your personal potential is what you could be – the person you can become. The question becomes, how do you reach your potential? The answer is continued growth; … Continue reading

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Healthy Relationship Tips: 4 Keys to Creating Supportive Relationships

Once we can accept that people are different we can begin to seriously explore how we are different. From one perspective, judgments and prejudice are associated with differences. But at a deeper level we can clearly see that the original … Continue reading

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Personal Growth: To Succeed Requires an Efficient System

Do you allow your life to be shaped simply by what happens to you? Many people float through life – waiting for what comes to them – reacting to the events that fall their way. Unfortunately, when most people look … Continue reading

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Personal Growth: Your Future is in the Present Moment Experience

You are most attractive to others when you are living in the present moment – not living in the future, striving for it, or trying to repair the past.  The following are thoughts presented by Thomas J. Leonard in The … Continue reading

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Build Healthy Relationships: The habit of Forgiveness

With the habit of forgiveness we come to what is a truly difficult part of the human journey: returning to our free, whole, and open-hearted selves after we have experienced significant pain. If we are unable to forgive, we are … Continue reading

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Fundamentals for Success: Courage and Persistence

At some point we have to stop planning, stop talking, stop thinking, and actually do it if we are to move our life forward. As the Greek philosopher Sophocles said, “heaven never helps the man who will not act.” The … Continue reading

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Finding Purpose and Meaning in Life

We are all creatures of repetition and habit, and this can leave us feeling stuck. There are many ways to feel stuck. We can feel stuck in a job, or stuck in a marriage or a relationship; we can feel … Continue reading

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Personal Growth Tip: Focus on Your Feelings, Not Your Emotions

Feelings and emotions are often confused with one another. Feelings are in the present where emotional reactions live in the past and future. Experiencing our feelings and emotional reactions can have very different consequences for all of us. To feel … Continue reading

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Personal Growth Goal: Become Inquisitive

When you are curious you naturally have a strong desire to learn. Inquisitive people are constantly interested in new ideas, experiences, and probing other peoples thoughts; they are continually asking why?  Being inquisitive is a trait of self-motivated learners. The … Continue reading

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Build Healthy Relationships: 18 Acts of Kindness

Kindness has surprising power to transform us, perhaps more than any other attitude or technique. Kindness gives meaning and value to our life, raises us above our troubles and our battles, and makes us feel good about ourselves. Kindness and … Continue reading

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Build Healthy Relationships: 18 Acts of Kindness

Kindness has surprising power to transform us, perhaps more than any other attitude or technique. Kindness gives meaning and value to our life, raises us above our troubles and our battles, and makes us feel good about ourselves. Kindness and … Continue reading

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Personal Improvement: The Value of Reflective Thinking

Taking the time to stop and reflect helps us to learn from the daily lessons in life. To increase your growth potential, you must turn experiences into insight. Daily experiences can be a great teacher if we learn from them. … Continue reading

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Building Self-Image – 8 Tips

All people have the ability to reach their full potential. So what stops so many people from feeling successful? One of the main reasons is many people do not believe in themselves; they possess a low self-image. It is very … Continue reading

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Building Healthy Relationships: The Habit of Candor

Many times we walk on eggshells with those we love most, or avoid contact altogether when things get uncomfortable, rather than being forthright by using words to work through our differences. Ed bacon, in his book 8 Habits of Love … Continue reading

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Become More Positive…by Using These Ten Powerful Phrases

A positive frame of mind changes you and how you think, enabling you to lift up other people. So if we express interest in others and listen, we’ll get clues about the good things they are trying to do. Then … Continue reading

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Tips to Succeed in Life – Master “Good Thinking”

Those who understand how to think well and those who are willing to make the effort to think well, understand the relationship between the level of their thinking and their level of progress. They also realize that to change their … Continue reading

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Building Healthy Relationships: The Habits of Generosity

Ed Bacon in The 8 Habits of Love says, when we live with a generous spirit, it is amazing to watch the opportunities to love that come our way. Generosity involves empathy, compassion, transparency, and the ability to listen. When … Continue reading

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How to Lead a Happier Life

Happiness is something all of us want but very few achieve; our most natural state of mind is contentment and joy. The barriers that keep us from experiencing positive feelings are learned negative processes that we come to accept as … Continue reading

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Personal Development Tip: Free Your Mind

Healthy mind management involves the art of wisely choosing where to hold your mind’s focus – because all else in your life emerges from that primary choice and focus. All too often our deductive minds run out of control, becoming … Continue reading

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Improving Self-Image

Does your critic, or negative inner voice, attack and judge you? Do you find yourself avoiding activities or situations that might bring about the pain of self-rejection? The capacity for humans to judge and reject parts of themselves can be … Continue reading

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Tips for Effective Public Speaking

When you speak in front of a business or social group, would you like to be self-confident, poised, be able to think on your feet, present your thoughts in a logical order, and be able to talk clearly and convincingly? … Continue reading

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Personal Development Tip: Free Yourself from Worry

We prefer happiness and pleasure to pain, so why do we continually keep judging everything that is happening around us. The answer can usually be found in the word – FEAR. And one particular aspect of fear is anxiety, where … Continue reading

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How to Get Yourself on a Faster Personal Growth Track

If we are serious about making progress in our personal growth, we must be willing to make changes in many things that surround us. Yes, it is true there are many things in our surroundings we cannot change; we cannot … Continue reading

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Building Healthy Relationships: Focus on Kindness

Love is an attitude that says, “I choose to focus on helping others.”  One of the wonderful things about living a love-filled life is that we are not dependent on the circumstances of our life for happiness; we can find … Continue reading

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How to Raise a Child with Self-Worth

There is a big difference about a child feeling good about themselves (self-esteem) and true self-worth. To make a child feel good is quite simple, just give them everything they want. But remember, your job as a parent is not … Continue reading

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Fundamentals For Success: Visualize it, plan it, do it!

It is impossible to move forward from our present circumstances until we first decide who we want to become and where we want to go in life. Realize you are going to have to live in the future you build … Continue reading

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Fundamentals to Success: Develop These 5 Successful Leadership Skills

The “greats” all have one thing in common; they all employ these five leadership skills to ensure their success: adaptability, relationship building, integrity, a learner’s attitude, and generosity toward followers. Let me give you a quick review of what Dr. … Continue reading

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How to Think More Positively…..and Flourish

If you are like most people, you are constantly looking for happiness outside of yourself – and coming up short. The good news is, whatever your current circumstances, you possess inside you what it takes to reshape your life and … Continue reading

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Fundamentals for Success: Passion Drives Your Achievements

People who achieve great things all have one thing in common: They love what they do; passion is the fuel that propels men and women toward significant measure of success. So finding something to pursue for which you are passionate … Continue reading

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Healthy Relationship Tips: Communicate What Pleases You

There is no need to withdraw emotionally in a relationship when we feel our needs and wants are not being respected or fulfilled. Don’t make people guess, communicate in relationships what pleases you. When we are skilled at telling people … Continue reading

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Personal Development Tips: Ways to Keep Moving Forward

How do you get up every morning and be inspired to keep improving and growing personally? Where do you find the determination to keep moving forward?  Regarding your personal growth, John Maxwell concisely states, “Your future is dependent upon your … Continue reading

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Personal Development Tip: Controlling Anger

Most of us at one time or another go around smoking with thoughts about how someone did something wrong to us. The mental habit of fixating our mind on particular thoughts that make us feel angry can pollute our mind. … Continue reading

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Tips to Raising a Responsible Child

Parenting is not only a big job but probably the most important one you will ever undertake; unfortunately, you have probably received little in the way of child rearing education, plus you have a very small time fame to complete … Continue reading

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Fundamentals For Success: You Must Believe

Your mental attitude toward yourself and the world around you will shape your life. When we think positively about ourselves and the future, we will do greater things over the course of our lives than those who think negatively. Our … Continue reading

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Building Healthy Relationships: Focus on Patience

In our western culture we are not taught to be patient; everything is expected instantly – communication, information, purchases, service, etc. It is probably not a surprise that if we are impatient and expect instant results with everything we do … Continue reading

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Tips on Building Self-Confidence

Do you feel doubtful about your abilities and inadequate at times? Do you doubt your ability to be successful as an individual? Do you concentrate on your failures, mistakes, and limitations? Do you feel like you are going nowhere and … Continue reading

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Relationship Communication Tips: Connecting is the Secret

When you can really connect with other people everything about your relationships improve. If you struggle to find a way to communicate effectively with people to form strong connections, you will not be able to reach your fullest potential. If … Continue reading

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Self-Image Help: Build Awareness of Your Inner Voice

Have you noticed the dialogue that is constantly going on inside your mind? You’ll notice that it never shuts up. Is it you that is doing the talking? Who is doing the listening? The most important thing to understand is … Continue reading

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Great Leadership Skills: Become an Enabler of Success – Six Guidelines

People want to be successful in their jobs. A leader’s role is to enable them to be successful. It is probably one of the most important leadership skills an effective leader must execute properly: to enable others to be successful. … Continue reading

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Personal Improvement: Tips to Growing Self-confidence

Do you feel doubtful and inadequate at times? Do you concentrate on your failures, mistakes, and limitations? Do you feel like you are going nowhere, lack confidence, are drifting through life with no purpose? If you do not perceive your … Continue reading

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Personal Development Tips: Ways to Keep Moving Forward

How do you get up every morning and be inspired to keep improving and growing personally? Where do you find the determination to keep moving forward?  Regarding your personal growth, John Maxwell concisely states, “Your future is dependent upon your … Continue reading

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Building Self-esteem in Children: 16 Tips

Developing positive self-esteem is the foundation on which you build your whole life. It is not possible to possess self-confidence in facing life’s challenges without a strong self-concept. The way a child feels about him or herself can be positively … Continue reading

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How to Focus More Time Working Toward Your Life Purpose – Ten Efficiency Tips

Do you have a focus for your life for the next twelve months? Have you written it down?  Are you spending the majority of your time working toward your primary purpose or is your time scattered amongst so many day … Continue reading

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Avoid These Six Common Dating Mistakes

Do you want to find the partner of your dreams? Someone who will accept you and love you for who you are? Someone whose priority is to help you to become the best version of yourself? Someone who will fill … Continue reading

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Building Healthy Relationships: 10 Money Management Tips

The biggest obstacle to marital bliss is lack of financial security and disagreements about money. It has been estimated that financial issues are the driving force in troubled marriages and lead to 90 percent of divorces. In reality, personal compatibility … Continue reading

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Relationship Health Tips: How To Build Extraordinary Love

We all long for a meaningful connection with another person; outstanding love is the bond that completes us. Love has the power to transform us, to energize us. Research has shown that falling in love with another person is a … Continue reading

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Fundamentals for Success: Accept Responsibility

Do you want to be a successful person? There is only one person who is responsible for the outcome and quality of your life, and that is you. Successful people take responsibility for every facet of their lives: Planning their … Continue reading

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Personal Development Tip: You Must Be Willing To Give Up Something You Value!

I want to share with you the following tips for personal development from a book I read by John C. Maxwell, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth. At every major turn in life we are faced with a choice, requiring … Continue reading

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Fundamentals For Success: Prospering From Failures

Why do some people appear to excel at just about everything they attempt?  Why do some people become successful in spite of extraordinary hardships? Why do some people always make things happen? What makes the difference between becoming an achiever … Continue reading

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Steps to Build Self-Esteem – Part 3: Establishing the Building Blocks for a Stronger Self-Worth

The capacity for humans to judge and reject parts of themselves can be enormously painful. To avoid negative judgments and self-rejection, we erect barriers of self-defense in our mind. Our self-imposed barriers allow us to feel safe but unfortunately limit … Continue reading

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Steps to Build Self-Esteem – Part 2: Developing Healthy Ways to Think About Yourself

Does your critic or negative inner voice attack and judge you? Do you find yourself avoiding activities or situations that you believe might bring about the pain of self-rejection or failure? Do you lack self-confidence in your abilities to do … Continue reading

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Steps to Build Self-Esteem – Part 1:Developing a healthy awareness

Does your critic, or negative inner voice, attack and judge you? Do you find yourself avoiding activities or situations that you believe might bring about the pain of self-rejection or failure? Do you lack self-confidence in your abilities to do … Continue reading

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Personal Growth Tip:How to Successfully Manage Bad Experiences

How do you usually respond to bad life experiences? Keep in mind every one of us is struggling with something in our life. How we handle those unpleasant life experiences will define who we become. When tragedies occur in our … Continue reading

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Relationship Communication Skills

What could possibly make your life more meaningful than intimate friendships?  You can survive without intimate relationships but you cannot thrive without them. Intimate relationships make you feel complete, worthy, fulfilled, and content. I found The Seven Levels of Intimacy … Continue reading

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Self Image Help: What you believe about yourself is powerful stuff

We talk to ourselves all of the time; it is estimated we each have approximately 60,000 thoughts per day. Do you ever say negative things about yourself, to yourself? Remember, that every time you make a statement about yourself that … Continue reading

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Personal Growth Tips: Stretch Yourself to Reach Your Full Potential

I want to share with you the following personal growth tip I read in a book by John C. Maxwell,  The 15 Invaluable Laws Of Growth. Many people have a dream, however most do not pursue it. Why? Most people … Continue reading

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How to Build a Healthy Relationship

What makes the difference between a great relationship and a mediocre one – a happy relationship and an unhappy one? Don’t we all want to engage in a great relationship?  John C. Friel, Ph.D. and Linda D. Friel, M.A. in … Continue reading

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Growing as a Person: Tips to Reach Your Full Potential

There are three kinds of people when it comes to reaching your fullest potential: 1)      People who have no idea who they want to become, what they want to do, or where they want to go with their life; and … Continue reading

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Small Talk Skills: 10 Tips

Good conversation is what makes us interesting, attracts others to us, and builds meaningful relationships. Do you have difficulty building new social connections? Do you become anxious when faced with initiating conversations? Do you have difficulty keeping a channel of … Continue reading

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Self Image Help: Utilize These Positive Self Talk Ideas

Whatever you say to yourself, about yourself, you will believe; and you will become what you believe. What do you say to yourself about yourself?  Do you constantly feed your mind positive information about how much you love yourself as … Continue reading

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How to Set Personal Goals

Are you busy but not going anywhere? Do you have few if any life goals? Do you think small? Do you lack motivation? Are you living a life less than your potential? Knowing how to set personal goals is a … Continue reading

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How To Think More Positively

It is amazing how easily a positive attitude can be shut down by a few bad experiences and negative thoughts. How often do you use negative language pointed at yourself that expresses self-doubt, frustration with yourself, fear of failure, anxiety, … Continue reading

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How to Lead a Happier Life: 7 Tips

Most of us believe happiness must be found.  Many of us say we will be happier when a circumstance in our life changes or a specific event occurs.  Do you find yourself saying to yourself, I will be happier if … Continue reading

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How to Build a Loving Relationship

When men and women come together to share their lives, they both have certain expectations, hopes, and dreams. Each person no doubt has different expectations and they assume these expectations will be met by their partner. What are, what would … Continue reading

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Finding Purpose and Meaning in Life: 10 Tips

Do you feel stuck in a routine, doing the same repetitive things day after day? Are you so caught up in your day to day grind you never have the time to even think about your dreams, yet work toward … Continue reading

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Tips For A Successful Life: 10 Steps to Achieve Your All-Around Goals

Wouldn’t we all like to be successful in life by realizing our dreams and goals? But what does it take to get to where we want to go? Persistence to persevere after failure and the willingness to sacrifice is probably … Continue reading

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Raising A Responsible, Confident Child

Responsibility is the key word. Responsibility is all about making good choices for yourself. And making good choices is like anything else in life – it must be learned. When a child is allowed to make choices for him or … Continue reading

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Need To Feel Loved?

Do you say to yourself, “If only I could feel loved?”  Maybe you are not looking in the right places. Every person who enjoys a fulfilling, content, joyful life knows how to find and feel loved by harnessing the power … Continue reading

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Creating Intimacy in Relationships: How To Tips

Who does not want to build intimacy in their relationships? Have you ever heard of two people coming together hoping to fail in building a healthy relationship? What is going to cause a friendship or primary relationship to thrive?  The … Continue reading

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