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Building Unity Over Division cliftonstrengths relational health

CliftonStrengths. Myers-Briggs. Enneagram. While each assessment reveals a distinctly different way we naturally act, think, and behave, they have one thing in common. Each tool...

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Adopting Empathy When It Doesn't Come Naturally cliftonstrengths relational health

I'm not very empathetic. Of the 34 strengths on the CliftonStrengths assessment, it falls at number 26 on the list, what Gallup would call a "lesser strength." Yet for most of my life I've been a...

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Train Your Brain to Build Resilience emotional health relational health

How quickly do you bounce back from adversity? Your capacity to recover quickly from difficulties reflects your resilience. Some of us may be quite good at it, but others of us likely struggle. The...

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Who's Filling Your Bucket? emotional health relational health

If I asked you to name your mentor, could you do it? Do you have one? Can you picture their face or hear their voice? Or are you still waiting for that right someone? If you don't...

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Express Your Emotions for Better Wellbeing emotional health physical health relational health spiritual health

How well do you express your emotions? Do you find it easy to put your feelings into words or keep them bottled up? If your default is to hold them all in,  you are likely not...

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Leading a Strengths-Based Team in a Pandemic cliftonstrengths leadership relational health

Under the best of circumstances, being a leader isn’t always easy. In 2020, it’s become even more challenging as the world navigates crisis upon crisis and leaders are forced to make...

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How to Breathe in a Busy World emotional health relational health

“Secure your own mask first before assisting others.” Standard emergency instructions on every airline, on every flight. As the flight attendants recite their lines, how often do we...

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The Power of Community (or Why It Takes a Village) relational health

Community. This singular thing for which we were created evokes a strange mixture of complicated joy, fear, and pain. But, when you harness it’s power, you can do the...

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Are You Prepared For The Unexpected? emotional health relational health

My mom once said people could tell me anything and I could just sit calmly, nodding my head, and say “Uh, huh. Tell me more…”. This ability was about to be put to the test.

I was...

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Who’s On Your Life Team? relational health

We were never meant to make it alone. In health. In faith. In relationships. So why do so many of us live as soloists instead of duos?

I, for one, am guilty as charged. I can spend too much time...

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When Friends Are Friends Forever relational health

Do you have a 2am friend? Do you have someone you can call in the wee hours of the morning when life is tragic or when life deserves celebrating? I have three. 

Little did I know that...

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How To Write The Script For A Better Tomorrow emotional health physical health relational health

I've been thinking a lot about stories lately. Yours and mine. And how the two intersect. Though we can't change the story that's unfolded so far, we can influence the next chapter.  

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