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The Insanity of Comparison

The Insanity of Comparison

One thing many of us struggle with is comparing ourselves to others. I recognized this the other day when I was at the airport. I checked in, and headed down toward the priority security line. (I travel a lot, and as a thank you for all the money I give the airlines,...
Think Workability, Not Ideology

Think Workability, Not Ideology

A lot of times in life, we are worried about doing the right thing. We have clear views about what is right and what is wrong. We get triggered and angry when someone else has a different moral position. We lose sleep and get stressed out because another person...
How to Be Humble in the Trump Age

How to Be Humble in the Trump Age

As a society, we seem more divided and polarized than ever. We put ourselves into groups, based on our cultural background, religion, or political worldview. This is normal—as human beings, we feel a deep need to be part of a group and community. As psychologist...
I Hope We Elect to Kick Ass

I Hope We Elect to Kick Ass

While taking calls on his weekly radio show before the LSU game, Alabama coach Nick Saban was asked a simple question by one of the callers: “If you win the coin toss, will you elect to kick or receive?” Saban’s response was epic: “I hope we elect to kick ass!” The...
3 Reflections on the Megyn Kelly Blackface Panel

3 Reflections on the Megyn Kelly Blackface Panel

Megyn Kelly has received harsh criticism following a segment on her morning TV show this week where she defended blackface Halloween costumes. What Did She Say? “But what is racist?” Kelly asked. “Because you do get in trouble if you are a white...
10 Things That Require Zero Talent

10 Things That Require Zero Talent

My uncle, Keith Nord, is a former NFL football player for the Minnesota Vikings. After he retired from football, he worked as a motivational speaker. Currently, he’s battling Stage 4 cancer. His old special teams coach visited him the other day. He said that Keith...
8 Keys to Emotionally Healthy Faith

8 Keys to Emotionally Healthy Faith

I’m a big believer that you can’t have spiritual health without emotional health. Part of this conviction has to do with my background. I’m a Christian, and I’m also a psychologist. The way of Jesus is the key framework that orients my life and values. I also view...
How to Follow the Humility of Jesus

How to Follow the Humility of Jesus

I love reading the Gospels. I think part of the reason is that throughout my life, no matter how frustrated or upset I have been with religion, I always liked Jesus. I always thought he was on point with what he said and did. As much as I thought those WWJD (What...
Move Forward in Humility

Move Forward in Humility

This post is Part 12 in a 12-part blog series on humility and growth. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) We all want to grow and be better. We all have things in our life that we would like to change or be different. But sometimes, try as we might,...
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