Vision 2018 – 6 Questions for the New Year

The dust is now settling and 2018 is upon us.  So whether you’re jazzed about the new year, still feeling the holiday blues, or coping with PVDS (post-vacation depression syndrome), the time has come to move forward into this new year.  The sentimental resolutions made on New...
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Contemplative Communication – I-MOVE So That You Know I’m Listening

There’s an old saying that goes “God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason.”  That’s because listening is the more important part of communication.  It is also the harder part of the work.   It is much like contemplative prayer where the work is more about listening to God...
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Contemplative Communication – It’s What I-SAID That Counts

  In the last series of blogs, “The Three Things That Drive You “APE” in Your Relationships,” I discussed how we can regress to our ancestral roots due to the impact of our amygdala, our past and our ego.  Good communication can help tame the APE, and keep it from sabotaging...
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What is “Contemplative Communication?”

In the last series of blogs, “The Three Things That Drive You “APE” in Your Relationships,” I discussed how we can regress to our ancestral roots due to the impact of our amygdala, our past and our ego.  Good communication can help tame the APE, and keep it from sabotaging your...
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The Three Things That Make You Go “APE” in Your Relationship – E is for EGO

In this series of blogs, I will look explore some key aspects of healthy communication in relationships.  The first three will explore what make you go “APE” in your relationships.  The next three will look at strategies for effective sending and receiving ...
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The Three Things That Make You Go “APE” in Your Relationship – P is for Past

In this series of blogs, I will look explore some key aspects of healthy communication in relationships.  The first three will explore what make you go “APE” in your relationships.  The next two will look at strategies for effective sending and receiving in communication.  Learn...
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The Three Things That Make You Go “APE” in Your Relationship – A is for Amygdala

In this series of blogs, I will look explore some key aspects of healthy communication in relationships.  The first three will explore what make you go “APE” in your relationships.  The next two will look at strategies for effective sending and receiving in communication.  Learn...
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Contemplative Dating

                     Is online dating right for me?  Why can’t I find the right person?  Why do I always end up with a partner who is so needy?… so distant?   If God wants me to love, why does he make it so hard?  Does he want me to be single? The world of modern romance is...
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The Imago Dialogue: Empathy (Step 3)

Over the month of June, I will provide a series of blogs on the Imago Dialogue.  The first blog will introduce the dialogue, and the following three will detail its steps – mirroring, validation, and empathy.  The dialogue is a powerful communication tool that can transform your...
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The Imago Dialogue: Validation (Step 2)

Over the month of June, I will provide a series of blogs on the Imago Dialogue.  The first blog will introduce the dialogue, and the following three will detail its steps – mirroring, validation, and empathy.  The dialogue is a powerful communication tool that can transform your...
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