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Personality Predicaments Solved with Enneagram

Understanding Yourself Brings Personal FreedomA Highly Important Resource I Use as a Life Coach Ages ago at a family reunion my cousin,  Katherine, tried to get me interested in the study of personalities. I thought if was fun but didn’t take it seriously. Fast forward twenty years and I was trained in the study of […]

Father’s Day Letter to My Sons

I’m sharing my letter that will give insight to all dads with little girls.

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Are You a Path Finder?

So often we refer to our lives as a journey. I call it “My Path.” It’s no simple trip.  Certainly there are days when I wonder if a path exists or if I’m even on the right track. The traffic, barriers and detours do seem to delay my progress. Each of us is traveling—choosing each step, turn, and sometimes deciding to detour.

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Summertime & Kids with Different Personalities

Just because your kids are home for the summer doesn’t mean they will all enjoy the same activities. Let’s look at the personality differences and how that determines what they each enjoy.

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How to Think

Thoughts on Thinking Here are some thoughts I’ve adapted for women. 1. Keep life simple 2. Practice being satisfied. 3. Beware of indecision. 4. Practice cheerfulness. 5. Learn to like people. 6. Live and let live. 7. Use adversity. 8. Don’t take yourself too seriously. 9. Have a sense of humor. 10. Practice objectivity. 11. […]

How to Motivate by Personality Types

Power of Understanding Personalities One of the SMORE themes is Personality Predicaments. I have studied personality types for many years and am convinced that if we all understood how each of us is basically different we would get along better, marry better, and parent better. Here is an article that may help you when trying […]

Delayed Gratification and Budgeting

Delayed Gratification According to M. Scott Peck, “Delaying gratification is a process of scheduling the pain and pleasure of life in such way as to enhance the pleasure by meeting and experiencing the pain first and getting it over with. It is the only decent way to live.” Do you have the discipline it takes […]

Single Moms – Bonding and Boundaries

Mothering Adult Children Motherhood never ends. It goes through stages. Each stage has its joys and its difficulties. Now that my children are grown and married you’d think I could more easily cut the apron strings. My kiddoes are doing quite well on their own as they are raising and starting families. It’s me who misses […]

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Navigating Single Parenting with Your G.P.S.

Navigating Life as Single Mom    No matter how you feel about your life as a single mother you really are not in Wonderland where time has been suspended. You may see only a daze of duties that you trudge through day to day. Time is passing, children are growing and you are merely existing […]

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Become the Parent-Personality Predicaments

Apply Personalities for Positive Results We all want to have pleasant relationships, especially with those we love and even more especially with our immediate family. Just wanting it doesn’t make it happen. It is much easier when the other person is like us. If the parent and child have the same personality types they will […]