Self-Improvement

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How Protecting Our Self Esteem Is Making Us Angry

While well-meaning parents are protecting the self-esteem of young people, they are crippling them emotionally and increasing their level of anger.

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Overcome the Fear That Holds You Back—Sarah Hiner Talks to Ray Higdon

Don’t let fear hold you back. Ray Higdon joins Sarah Hiner to share how he turned a hard-knock life into an amazing success story…and you can, too!

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Always Check Your Premise…Even When the Answer Seems Simple

Rushing to completion and closing your mind to alternates can cost you time, money and more. Don’t let pride prevent you from other, better options.

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Identifying Root Causes Beats Quick Fixes Every Time

We can’t solve problems with short-term fixes that merely silence them. Understanding root causes and attacking challenges at the base are required for long-term results.

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The Importance of Having Trusted Parent Figures In Your Life

Children need more than just their own parents. They need other parent figures whom they can talk to and feel safe with to explore a very confusing and often frightening world.

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How to Prevent Problems Before They Occur

Here are four strategies to shift from reacting to problems to avoiding them before they occur.

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To Be Inclusive, You Must Really Be Inclusive

Stop racism, gender bias, religious battles and political divides by remembering that we all are simply people—fascinating, unique, complicated, incredible people.

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My Big Lesson In Life: Power vs. Force

If you want to be powerful, be quiet. Force makes a statement but creates more harm than long-term good. Far better…calm power

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The Key to My 33-Year Marriage—Not Making Plans

Goal-setting and planning is a double-edged sword. How not planning has led to success in my long and loving marriage.

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Don’t Pre-Worry

Don’t bother worrying about things you can’t control, especially the weather. What to do instead…

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To Learn…Really Be With Them

Lessons in politics from My Octopus Teacher: Miracles happen when you close your mouth and open your eyes.

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The Courage to Say “I Made a Mistake.”

It takes courage to admit to a mistake…especially when it’s a public one. The price of pridefully staying the course is even greater.

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Are You Too Superstitious?

Build confidence in yourself and become the agent of your own outcomes.

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Take a Walk Down Memory Lane with Me

How your first kiss can help you feel better in times of angst and strife.

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Even Nomads Need a Home

Without clan and connection, we are lost—vulnerable, defensive and in survival mode. The importance of home for emotional health.