Your sense of urgency

Sense of Urgency – What Does Decoding Inner Design Reveal about Your Need for Speed?

Do you consider your “sense of urgency” to be quite high? Or do you find that phrase a bit annoying at times? What does decoding inner design reveal about your need for speed? WARNING: Understanding this part of your inner design may result in some side-effects — such as healthier relationships, more

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Masterpiece Marriage

Creating a Masterpiece Marriage

Is yours a masterpiece marriage — one that your children and others should imitate? Although there are many definitions and originations for what warrants the title “masterpiece,” there’s something all masterful works seem to have in common: they are often imitated. Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but how

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Upgrade Your Marriage from Fairy Tale Fake to REAL Deal

It seems fairy tales rarely have anything to do with real-life relationships. Even though these stories typically include tragic beginnings, major misfortune, and shady characters, our expectations of these tales are that everything comes right in the end. Just as long as the heroes (obviously built to overcome adversity) “show up,”

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What's the story with your marriage?

What’s the story with your marriage?

When it comes to your marriage…what kind of story are you hoping to tell?  We all have a narrative unfolding in our most significant relationships.  Are your storylines aimed at Greek tragedy, fairytale endings, or masterpiece classics?  If your goal is a healthy relationship, let the story with your marriage be an ongoing

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Intimate relationship

Can Your Intimate Relationship Pass this Test?

Intimate relationships are not just about love.  But without love, why would we even get involved?  However, love needs constant nourishment to build its muscles. One of the ‘nutrients’ it needs is the ‘protein’ we’ll discuss here today. Intimate relationships require this nutrient Webster’s defines this ‘nutrient’ as “the obligation or pledge to

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marriage-trust-commitment

10 Areas to Examine in Your Marriage Commitment

Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. ~ Abraham Lincoln   What is the level of your marriage commitment?  Investing in your marriage requires a commitment from all areas of life, especially those that directly touch on relationships.  Some of these areas require some new insights — maybe even some coaching

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Safe Place for Mistakes

Fix This Major Relationship Mistake in Your Parenting

When it comes to parenting, are you relationship-building or mess-making? If you’re like most of us, the answer is “both,” depending on the time of day. But you and your child are writing a story together. It’s a story about your relationship, full of challenging circumstances, unlikely heroes and surprise endings. As

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Emotions Require Emotional Intelligence

Healthy Relationships REQUIRE Emotional Intelligence

Think of the occupations that obviously need emotional intelligence: receptionists, salespeople, teachers, clergy, counseling, politicians, personal relations, coaching, and all leadership positions.  The list never seems to end. Most occupations require interaction with people. And with people, emotions are always in play.  For instance, imagine these: Doctors with no bedside manner Salespeople

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Thinkers vs Feelers

The Emotions of the “T” and “F” Temperaments Can Conflict Seriously

Emotions conflict often, and emotions cause and escalate a conflict.  So where do we begin the process of sorting out this serious relationship factor?  Let’s begin with how emotions play a part in decision making. Emotions Conflict Between “Thinkers” and “Feelers” We use the terms “thinkers” and “feelers” (T or

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