Gratitude: An Antidote to COVID-19 Stress!

“The only way you learn persistence is by going through challenging times.” What toll are the stressors of this COVID-19 chaos having on you, your relationships, and your business? At this very moment, as you read this, how has the stress produced by the past few months impacted your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being?  How much […]

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7 Steps That Will Enhance Self-Care

“Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” Matthew 22:39                                                                                       Jesus What comes to mind when you read the words Self-care or Self-Compassion? Are you aware that one of the components of resilient, successful people is they practice self-care? For many people, the first reaction self-care is often one of concern, misgiving, or uneasiness. They believe that being kind and gracious to themselves might make them weak, more vulnerable, or even snotty (a clinical word that could mean arrogant, puffed up, or aloof). They erroneously think self-criticism keeps […]

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Cutting Down Holiday Stress

Well, we are officially off to the retail madness of the Holiday Season with yet another Black Friday followed by Cyber Monday. As I pen this post, I am having a flashback about spending three Christmases managing a Christian Gift Shop in at the Macon Mall in Macon, Georgia. At the time, I was grateful […]

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Seven Secrets to Building Resilience in Your Marriage

 Resilience is the ability to resist the manifestations of clinical distress, impairment or dysfunctions that are often associated with critical incidents and personal trauma. Dr. George Everly, Psychological Body Armor.”Last week Sara got so mad she threw her shoe at me. It missed my head by about three inches!” Larry said.”At the time I thought he […]

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