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What’s the Block?

What’s the Block?

If you’re struggling in a particular area of your life, it can be helpful to identify the block. In other words, when you move forward toward what you want, what happens? What gets in the way? Here’s a quick 3-step process that can help you identify your block. Step...
Throw Away Your Crutch

Throw Away Your Crutch

I remember one time I sprained my ankle badly, and I had to use crutches to walk around. Even though the crutches were annoying, they helped A LOT. I was in so much pain, I couldn’t put much pressure on my ankle. The crutches helped to provide support, so I could get...
A Beginner’s Guide to the Enneagram

A Beginner’s Guide to the Enneagram

The Enneagram is quite popular nowadays. It seems like everyone is talking about their number as a way to help understand themselves and others. But the Enneagram can also be confusing. Personality types, wings, levels of development, movement in stress and security,...
Richard Rohr, Spiritual Growth, and Letting Go

Richard Rohr, Spiritual Growth, and Letting Go

I’ve read a lot of self-help books over the years, and many of them talk about the idea of “letting go.” For a long time, this attitude kind of annoyed me. If I was anxious or frustrated about something, the last thing I wanted to do was let it go. Instead, I wanted...
3 Keys to Personal Growth

3 Keys to Personal Growth

Today I want to share a 3-part framework that I use to help people who are working toward personal growth. I use this model in my own life, as well as with clients I’m trying to help. The model involves three key areas of focus: (1) freedom, (2) values, (3) action....
Take the Long View

Take the Long View

Sometimes we can get discouraged about something in our life when we don’t take the proper length of view. Here’s what I mean: A lot of times in life, I take a short view. Maybe you can relate. I evaluate something in my life based on how it is going today, or this...
Remember Growth is a Process–For You and Others

Remember Growth is a Process–For You and Others

One of the people I follow on Twitter posted the following Tweet the other day: My 3rd grader teases my 1st grader, calls him a “little kid.” He forgets that two years ago, he was that same little kid. Growth is a Process This tweet struck a chord with me because I...
How to View Stress as an Opportunity for Growth

How to View Stress as an Opportunity for Growth

The other day, I was feeling stressed. I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn’t get back to sleep, because I was thinking about all the things I had to get done. The main focus of my stress was work and money. I had an upcoming grant deadline looming, and I...
3 Keys to Living a Good Life

3 Keys to Living a Good Life

Everyone wants to live a good life and be happy. But so many of us struggle. We wrestle with depression, anxiety, and relationship problems, just to name a few. What are some of the key principles to keep in mind when trying to craft the life you really want? Here are...
Move Toward Your Anxiety

Move Toward Your Anxiety

Anxiety is a powerful emotion. If you struggle with anxiety, you know what I’m talking about. Maybe you have racing thoughts, and have trouble settling down. Or maybe your heart starts to beat faster, and you feel stressed out. Maybe you struggle to fall asleep...
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