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3 Things I Learned About Toxic Thinking From My Dogs

3 Things I Learned About Toxic Thinking From My Dogs   Toxic thinking can infect every area of your life. It can contribute to physical ailments, emotional distress, and even damaged relationships.   But dumping toxic…
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How to Have Peace Without Being Passive

How do you get peace when your mind feels like a pinball machine? Pinball may be fun to play in an arcade, but it’s no fun when it feels like each thought is like an out of control ball bouncing around in your head. There is a big misconception…
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How to Embrace Your Inner Awesomeness

“Just be yourself,” they say. Great advice, but what if you don’t know who you are? Many people spend a good part of their lives pleasing others and trying to be something they are not. Is that you? It was me for a…
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How to Trust in God When Life Doesn't Make Sense

It doesn’t matter how long a person has been walking with God—if they tell you they never struggle with trusting in God, duck, because their nose is about to grow.   Whether you are new to your Christian faith or…
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3 Surprising Benefits of Negative Thinking

Can you expect to think negative thoughts about yourself, your spouse, and your situation and expect to be happy?   No, that’s not possible.   But is all negative thinking bad? Believe it or not, there are…
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How Not to Care What People Think

I have met two types of people in my years as a coach: Those who let their fears hold them back and they live a life of frustration. Those who pretend they don’t care what others think and live a life of lies. Neither…
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5 Reasons You're Not Hearing From God

Have you ever had times in your life where you feel like God is ignoring you? Perhaps you’re going through a crisis and you feel like He is nowhere to be found. Or maybe you are at a major crossroads in your life and are in…
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4 Clues to Determine if Something Is From God

Sometimes I wish God would whack me over the head with a two by four to bring clarity into my life. But that’s not how He works. Rather, God likes to be pursued.   He says, “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure…
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3 Lies You’re Probably Telling Yourself Without Realizing It

Have you ever wondered why your life hasn’t turned out the way you expected? Is it bad luck? Or someone else’s fault? Or God’s plan? In my counseling and coaching of women I have seen that there are three subtle lies that…
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3 Signs That God is Ready to Bless You Beyond Your Expectations

We’re taught that God is a God of blessings and He longs to bless His people. It’s easy to see God working in your life when the blessings are flowing and all is well. But what happens when you can’t seem to see any of His blessings…