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HOW TO BE A GOOD COMMUNICATOR

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Think of the last time you had an argument with someone you cared about. Did you raise your voice? What was your body language? Did you interrupt? Was there resolution to the disagreement? Too often people don’t understand how to communicate, which unfortunately results in relationships becoming strained or even falling apart.

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Thanks for sharing Mary. Your method is very good and will improve your communications with others in a number of ways! Jeannette... Read More
Sunday, 04 February 2018 13:54
Jeannette M. Gagan
Joyce, thank you for sharing. Since we learn by doing as you use "I messages" you will be pleased with the results.
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 15:52
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ARE YOU A MENTOR?

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A mentor is an experienced and trusted teacher, advisor, or counselor; they often lead us to the deeper truths of who we are. Ideally a mentor demonstrates the ability to hold both masculine and feminine energies. They are able to balance:

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Leonor--In the many years I have known you, I have observed how you thoroughly enjoy being a teacher. That in and of itself surely... Read More
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 14:24
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IS YOUR EGO TOO BIG?

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These days it is not unusual for people to talk about the ego—a term somewhat related to narcissism. When a person seems too self-centered he/she may be cited as having too big an ego. The fact of the matter is that ego has two important jobs: it is the internal organizer of our personality and helps us survive through its ability to think, evaluate, and prioritize. Furthermore the ego has as much growing up to do as our physical selves and research indicates this involves traversing ten stages. (Loevinger, J. & Wessler, R., 1970.)

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DO YOU SPEAK YOUR TRUTH?

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Speaking one's truth is a hallmark characteristic of being mature. This isn't always easy. Children often lie in order to avoid punishment. Adolescents are known for stating falsehoods when bragging about themselves. Adults don't want to appear "less than" in relationships. Sometimes we don't even know what the truth about ourselves actually is!

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How Is Your Shadow Today?

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Shadows occur in various ways: the sun casts a shadow on a clear day, and a bright moon casts a shadow at night—both of which are visible. On the other hand, each of us has a “shadow self,” whether recognized or not. Psychologically the shadow self is the unknown part of us—that which we can’t see in ourselves. It is the dark side of our personality and consists of emotions and impulses like rage, envy, greed, selfishness, desire, and striving for power.  

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Excellent point, Mary--There is specific content (including exercises) in the Grow Up Your Ego book about dealing with one's shado... Read More
Tuesday, 26 December 2017 12:01
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