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Yearly Archive for: ‘2011’

Challenges or Opportunities

As James Buckham stated :”Trials, temptations, disappointments — all these are helps instead of hindrances, if one uses them rightly. They not only test the fiber of character but strengthen it. Every conquering temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was”. So …

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Disciplining Your Child

Correction and discipline are definitely part of parenting but not the most important part. They are just the tip of the iceberg. Often though, when disciplining or correcting a child who is not responding well, the tendency is to do more correction and/or try different methods of discipline or correction. However, in this situation, it would be more constructive to …

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Healthy Boundaries For Healthy Relationships

In the process of growth, bonding and connecting is the important first stage. Once the bonding is established, another process takes place, the process of separateness. Separateness is an important aspect of human identity as we are to be connected to others without losing our identity and individuality. We are to develop and master the art of being connected without …

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More Than Conflict Resolution: Reconciliation

We often confuse reconciliation with conflict resolution. In our anxiousness to fix conflicts, we sometimes push people, particularly children, to say they are sorry. But relationships and situation don’t get fixed or restored when we try to force it. We can always invite reconciliation but not demand it. An apology can make an issue go away for a while but …

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A Transformation In Perspective

A Paradigm Shift is a change from one way of thinking to another. It’s a transformation in our perspective. It is usually driven by events that work as agents of change. Attitudes began to change as we perceive things differently; our awareness expands as if we were looking at them with a different pair of glasses. This video is a …

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Truth And Relationships

As in life, in families, truth alone can be a deadly weapon.  Speaking the truth without compassion can destroy love.  Some parents tend to focus so much on proving the hows and whys of their being right that they ignore the need for compassion.  This often leads to bitterness, disappointment and hostility. When in that type of situation, no amount of …

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Resolving Conflict With Fairness

Conflicts and disagreements are unavoidable. As long as relationships exist, conflicts and disagreements will always be part of them. As soon as you put two human beings together, you have two cultures, two backgrounds, two frame of reference, two mindset, two families of origin, two ways of doing things etc Depending of the family of origin and even the culture …

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There is still a life with a cancer diagnosis

Getting the news that you have cancer is likely one of the most challenging times in your life.  You go through so many stages in your understanding, your treatment and your ability to handle the next steps.  You are not alone.  There are ways to help you deal with your situation and, as hard as it is to believe, this …

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Another Perspective On Obstacles And Challenges

I like eagles. They face storms with courage and boldness. When a storm is coming every other bird runs away from the storm. The eagle flies into the storm. We, like birds, can run way, be paralyzed when we think that our circumstances are more than we can handle or succeed and grow tremendously in overwhelming circumstances. What makes a …

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