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Two Simple Words

I read something yesterday about couples who have healthy relationships. They acknowledge each other with two simple words: thank you. It takes minimal effort to thank someone who has helped you or shown kindness to you or a loved one. Minimal.

Take the time to write thank you notes. Anyone can text or email. The few minutes it takes you to write a short note will pay great dividends in the future. You will stand out from the crowd when you do this. I promise…

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Patterns

Our brains are wired to look for patterns when we are experiencing something new. Familiarity makes us feel secure. We try to fit the experience into an already-formed neural pathway.

We do this in relationships, too. We invite, usually unknowingly, the same type people into our lives. The person might look different from the rest, but their inner being is the same.

We must do the hard work on ourselves to break unhealthy patterns. If this sounds familiar to you, it is my hope that you find the courage to change…

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Changed

Why do people try to change others into who they want them to be? In the beginning of a relationship, there are things you find attractive about someone, only to feel annoyed by the same things later on. The other person might change into what you want for a while, but eventually they will return to who they are.

Let’s encourage, support and build up others. Work on yourself. I hope you want the best for your significant other, and that best shouldn’t require you changing them. They will evolve and grow on their own…

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Wounds

In my book, “Killing My Father Then Finding Him” I wrote a chapter titled “Wounds.” In the chapter, I shared some details of my past trauma. I left quite a bit out, but the reader understood my life was hell in my childhood home.

Our minds are incredible. The trauma of the past surfaces, but the brain knows when to allow it to resurface. Pain returns, but only when we are ready to face it and heal from it.

If you have a painful past, pay attention when memories appear. It means you are ready…

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The Determined People Podcast I Interview With Pamela Lowery

Pamela Lowery is a dynamic young woman. She is a speaker and publisher/creator of FAVR Lifestyle. A devoted follower of Jesus Christ, her story of how she came to know Jesus will inspire and amaze you. For all her life, strangers have been speaking prophesy into her life. Pamela finally listened, and obeyed. Click on the link to watch our lively interview:

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Paradise

This morning I woke up in paradise. I’m in Cancun to give a speech on what I call three pillars of life. These are three things we need in our lives. They are forgiveness, acceptance and gratitude.

If you are a person who prays, please pray for me that my message resonates with my audience, that someone finds forgiveness in their heart for a past grievance. My speech is tomorrow’s keynote address…

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Learn It!

Do you ever observe unhealthy patterns in other people and wonder why they won’t change? Why do people stay in abusive relationships, drink to excess or lie?

Here’s some truth which I will express as gently as I can: they have to learn healthy habits for themselves. When people find their voice, their inner strength, they change. They own the change because they did it for themselves.

Until that moment comes, pray for them. Pray hard, and believe God will change them because He can. There is unlimited power in Jesus. Believe it…

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The Determined People Podcast I Interview With Jen Hardy

Jen Hardy was the coach of a high school soccer team that won state, yet her life wasn’t fulfilled. Jen walked away and people thought she was crazy, but they could not see what she saw.

Today, Jen is a Master Neurolinguistic Life Coach (along with many other credentials) who helps others transform their lives. Along the way, Jen found healing from her own past wounds, and today is living fully. Click on the link to watch:

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