What To Do When Someone Puts You In A Bind

I’m reading a great little book my friend Becky told me about:   Nasty People by Jay Carter, Psy.D.   One of the tricks of nasty people is that they try to put you in a bind: You’re wrong if you do and wrong if you don’t.   Carter shares an ancient lesson where a master invites you into his house for a cup of tea. As you prepare to take a sip the master says,...
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The Books I Read In The First Half Of 2014

Happy July 1st! I thought I would list some of the books I read the first half of the year, because I read some good ones. I’ll give each book a grade and a quick blurb telling you what it’s about. Feel free to clink on the links in bold.     1. Beyond Boundaries by John Townsend How do you know you’re ready to trust again … and what does it take to be ready? Painful...
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The Still Small Voice

Yesterday I bought a tiny box of Sees Chocolates. I was about to open the cute summer yellow box when a quiet nudge told me to give them to someone. I went home, put them in the fridge, then brought them with me when I went back to my office to see a client.   As I pulled into the side parking lot I saw my friend wandering. She’s the sweetest angel who manages the front office and I...
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Tucker’s College Graduation

My son Tucker graduated!     Yesterday was the recognition ceremony for those with Business degrees. Today was the real graduation for all the students.   Some of the parents who own the home where Tucker lived one year had a BBQ in their backyard. It looks like it was crazy, but it wasn’t. Just a bunch of friends making the most of their last days all together. They play a...
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A Healthy Voyeurism

I came across an interesting article that said we all love voyeurism. I’m not referring to sexual voyeurism, even though part of the article mentions a strange setup between some couples and a photographer.   What made this article interesting to me was how it nailed a truth: being a voyeur—or one who looks—on some level is enjoyable and healthy. Think about your favorite...
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