Building Emotional Intelligence Part 3

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(Read Part 1 and Part 2) How then do we take all that we know about emotion and properly utilize emotions to make informed decisions? Well that is somewhat a trick question as emotions should rarely form the basis for making decisions. Let me explain. In Stephen W. Owen’s talk entitled “Be Faithful, Not Faithless” […]

Building Emotional Intelligence: Part 1

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Perhaps one of the most misunderstood pieces of the human experience is human emotion. Yet, one of my favorite facets within my clinical education has been coming to learn about emotion and the role that emotions can play within fully understanding what it means to be a person. Too often as individuals we may experience […]

Quit Pornography Addiction With the Power of Purpose

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We are constantly at war spiritually and sometimes even physically. We can find ourselves losing some of these battles and falling into both spiritual and physical bondage. One form of bondage is “addiction.”

“Let God Prevail” – How To Be A Tool In God’s Hands

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I remember one of my earliest conversations with God when I was still a young man walking the streets of Detroit.  I remember I was studying principles that involved learning how to be a tool in the hands of God and wanting to be able to do miracles with the power of God.  I was […]

Your Life – A Well Oiled Machine

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Starting in my young adult years, I really struggled with the phrase, “Keep the Commandments”.

The phrase always feels and sounds like handcuffs and ankle chains to me. And then, as I was pondering a whole different subject, it made more sense to me and became really easy to understand, agree with and love.

The Spiritual Weight Room

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Imagine a friend approaching you after going to the gym for a week or two with sadness and frustration in their voice. “I really don’t feel like I am making any difference.”

4 Simple Ways to Stay Motivated During Down Times

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One of the hardest things to do is to stay motivated during down times or in the off season.  I know because it is one of my biggest challenges. So, here are 4 simple ways to keep your fire burning: Take a break from whatever sport you compete in.  “Absence makes the heart grow stronger.” […]

“Awake and Arise”

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I have met and talked to many who have felt they have something important to do, but can’t quite figure out what it is, or how to go about doing it.

What Are You Really Saying To Your Child?

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Words are very important and what you say to your child does matter, but your body language actually carries more weight. In 1971 psychologist Albert Mehrabian published “Silent Messages, which included his pioneering research on nonverbal communication. When it comes to credibility, Mehrabian found that we assign 55% of the weight to body language, 38% […]

The 4 Square Listening Tool

The 4 Square Listening Tool

How to use it and why it works *You can also watch Maurice explain this topic in a video training HERE. Many of us find ourselves in conversations where we start to feel “flooded”. This term is used to describe a complex psycho-biochemical experience where our ability to listen with an open mind is decreased […]

Do you have what it takes to ALLOW success?

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  Do past mistakes and failures leave you feeling a low sense of confidence and self-worth? Do you ever wonder if you will ever be able to change, or if you will remain permanently mired in the unproductive patterns that have haunted you for years? If so, it’s important to realize that it isn’t the […]

Negative Self-Talk: Seeds of Weeds

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I don’t believe in “negative self-talk!” It has actually turned into one of the central focuses of my work over the past 20 years.  Asking questions like, “When is it him, and when is it me?”