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Why people lie — and how to tell if they are


Everybody lies. It may only be “white” lies, but everyone tells lies or “omits the truth” sometimes. We start lying at around age 4 to 5 when children gain an awareness of the use and power of language. This first lying is not malicious, but rather to find out, or test, what can be manipulated […]

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How to Approach and Assist an Angry Person


We all encounter angry people in every walk of life. Some will confront them, others avoid them like the plague. There are times when either approach is acceptable. I do not like drama. However, I am concerned about others when they appear upset. And I am very knowledgeable as to how to help them. After […]

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7 Steps to Positive Self Talk


Most of us are in constant mental chatter. We talk to ourselves all day long and, unfortunately, this self talk is frequently negative. Often it is tainted with guilt about our past or anxiety about our future. This negativity can destroy any seed of hope that we may otherwise have in striving for our dreams. […]

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7 Ways Your Words Sabotage Your Business Growth and Relationships


The growth and success of your business depends on building trusting relationships with other people. Ask yourself this one simple question: Do my words pull people towards me or push them away? This question requires a willingness on your part to honestly evaluate how you use your words and to what degree they build trust […]

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5 Ways to Cultivate Patience


OK, this is an old joke, so forgive me if you’ve heard it. A psychologist is giving a talk and describes how every couple has its own unique frequency of making love. She then asks people in the audience to state how often they have sex. Hands shot up as she called out “Once a […]

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The Silent Treatment


Research indicates that children would rather be yelled at than ignored. When prisoners are being punished, they are put in isolation, because being isolated is one of the harshest punishments there is – other than physical abuse. The silent treatment is a form of punishment, a way to attempt to control children and partners into […]

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Are You Emotionally Dependent?


Every few weeks I do a free webinar. People can listen on their computers or on the phone; they can write in asking questions or they can ask me directly on the phone. Here is one of the questions a woman — I will call her Susan – asked in a webinar on emotional dependency: […]

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4 Things Your Dog Can Teach You About Leadership


Leadership problems cost us big in more ways than most of us realize. Whether we are struggling with authority  figures in our lives, or struggling to be the authority for others, learning how to be a good leader is critical to our success. If your company‘s top management aren’t good leaders, then the employees will […]

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Overcoming Obstacles: 4 Tips to Clear The “How Hurdle”


As a coach, I’m privileged to be part of a process where my clients create a new and exciting vision for their lives and take action towards it. The excitement is palpable as they connect with what’s truly important to them. But often they’ll hit what I call, the “How Hurdle.” “How will I do […]

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10 Secrets to Expressing Yourself with Confidence


For too many years I suffered from a bad case of “approval-seeking.” I was desperate for validation from others. I never wanted to risk stating how I felt about things for fear that it would rock the boat and cause conflict. As a result, I saw myself as a victim of others’ mistreatment or neglect, […]

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