Peace Partnership
2 Jan

3 Ways to Inspire Hope in the New Year

Hollywood abuse allegations. Capitol Hill scandals. The Houston flood. Wildfires in California. The Las Vegas shooting. Am I the only one who feels like we have been drowning in bad news lately? Worse, there seems to be no end in sight. As a counselor, I tread these waters daily, but lately it is getting more […]

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1 Dec

Why Exceptionalism Is Killing Us (Literally)

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There’s this guy you know. You know the one: he’s good at everything. He’s successful, he’s funny—really funny, he looks like he could be a personal trainer, he’s really smart, everyone likes him, he has the perfect family, he ages like a fine wine, if he’s going to the Christmas party everyone else will go […]

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1 Nov

Choosing Thankfulness in a Thankless World

I wrote this article on a Monday. Mondays generally provide me with a choice: to be thankful or thankless. I can wake up thankful for a new week, a fresh start, gainful employment, and the opportunity to support people as they journey toward greater wellness or, I can be cranky that it is Monday, sad […]

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3 Oct

Emotional Efficiency

  One of the biggest problems to plague my home is time management. I love being early. I like to sit in the back and observe from a distance. My wife and kids don’t mind showing up late for the majority of things on our schedule, and sometimes it’s even preferred. It gets better: they […]

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1 Sept

5 Thoughts That Kill Your Dreams

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  What keeps you from following your dreams? There are several healthy reasons you shouldn’t follow some dreams, but what keeps you from following the good things you are interested in? Here are five reasons why I believe people give up on their dreams: 1. Disappointment. When we get hurt, we tend to recoil from […]

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