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1 Mar

How To Be Exceptional

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We all have a need to feel significant, unique, or talented. This isn’t just a want, it’s one of our basic needs as a human being. Some people are wildly successful at their careers. Some people are much better at parenting than others. I know people who are gifted writers – despite having no formal […]

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1 Dec

Making Sense of Suffering

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“If there is meaning in life at all, then there must be meaning in suffering.” – Dr. Viktor Frankl Christmas is about hope coming into the world. It’s about the birth of Christ and the hope his life and death brought with it. Hope carries with it the idea of meaning. That is, we put […]

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1 Sept

Questions I Ask In Counseling

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“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.” – Voltaire The Nature of a Question I’m going to share some of the most profound questions I’ve ever discovered. I use all of them (or some variation) in counseling sessions on a daily basis. A well-timed question is incredibly powerful. Accurate questions can instantly […]

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1 June

Understanding Trauma

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Imagine Anna, a tall, thin, young woman in her mid 20’s, raised in the rural countryside of the Midwest. She has long hair and pale skin. Her voice has a meek tone to it and she talks with a mild Southern accent. Like her past, it’s something she’s worked hard to be rid of. One […]

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2 Mar

How To Slay Your Dragons

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“That which you most want to find will be found where you least want to look.”[1] Think About Your Thinking Most people cruise through their days more-or-less on autopilot. If you take yourself off autopilot and begin to really think about what’s occupying your thoughts it can be eye-opening. Research psychologists call this metacognition, which […]

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