Category accepting yourself

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A Thought from a Tough Old Bird

I’ve heard it said that knowing ourselves is the hardest task of all. Do you know, really know, your true self? Growing in Christian maturity involves becoming self-aware.

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Romance, The Myth, in The Love Month

The thrill of being in love is powerful. We enjoy the attention. We let ourselves believe this relationship is the real thing. We overlook all the sorts of things that might otherwise offend us, to stay under the spell.

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How to Make a Great First Impression

What statement are you making? What impression do you make on the world around you? “Reputation is critically important, so consciously define and protect it at every turn. You may have a hard time undoing damage you have already done, but you can sure stop yourself from continuing to hurt yourself from this moment forward […]

2Ways to Become Happy and at Peace with Yourself

2 Ways to Be Happy and at Peace If you think I’m obsessed with boundaries you’d be partially right. Personality types and Boundary Setting are the two most powerful areas of knowledge that will preserve relationships and make you happier than any thing I know of. I can almost guarantee you that you will be pleased […]

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2 Smart Strategies to Reclaim Your Identity After Divorce

Still my personal identity suffered. All the rotten phrases came to mind: scorned women, divorcee, and single mother. I hate how we label people, but we do and I had to accept that.

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How Shame Steals Your Power

  Is Shame Stealing Your Power? Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It’s the fear that we’re not good enough. – Brené Brown “Shame on you!” was something we said when I was a kid. Of course we had no idea, really, what we were saying or that we were putting the other person […]

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How well do you know yourself?

Know Yourself There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.” -Benjamin Franklin  Seems simple, right? You look in the mirror everyday and you recognize your face. You think you know yourself. I think that self-awareness is a spiritual process and often takes a lifetime. Some will tell you that […]

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What Made Me So Hurt, Angry, and Vulnerable?

Are Your Vulnerable?    The summer had been too eventful. I felt like I was on the verge of cracking like thin ice. First Damon, my nine-year-old’s appendix ruptured and he came near to death. I never left his side. After complications he recovered more quickly than I did-emotionally. Soon after he could travel my […]

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Perfectionism Is Not Necessarily a Good Thing

I spend lots of time with my cousin, Ann, when I was a young girl. Her mother, my aunt, kept everything in her home as neat as a pin. I thought this was great. My mother was much less organized. Organizing gave me a sense of control and I liked it. I especially liked not […]

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An Enneagram Video Introduction Gives Valuable Info for Discovering Your True Self

Click title below for video Gail talks about the Enneagram Related post: Who Are You? The Enneagram is a valuable tool for self awareness-essential for spiritual growth. Before you resist and suspect the enneagram of being something like a horoscope, let’s learn a little about this very old and unique way of studying our God-given […]