Personal Growth

Critical thinking is essential to using your overall experience, background, common sense and other attributes to become more aware of how your efforts for success are being spent. When you have barriers to the critical thinking process, it can seriously harm your ability to move forward. When you’re aware of these barriers, you can better […]

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Belief # 1 I assume I will grow. On the first day of school, the children brought gifts for their teacher. The supermarket manager’s daughter brought the teacher a basket of assorted fruit. The florist’s son brought the teacher a bouquet. The candy-store owner’s daughter gave the teacher a pretty box of candy. Then the […]

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Traction moves you forward.  Like a 4-wheel drive can give you better traction to get through mud and places you can get stuck. The traction moves you through the mud, where you could get stuck, slide or just spin your wheels.  Distractions are what make you lose control of your thoughts. Leaders are those who […]

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I don’t know about you but I don’t like to put puzzles together, especially the 1000 piece puzzles.  My aunt loves them.  Maybe I just don’t really have the patience or the time to put them together, or I don’t know how to.  So I asked her.  Do you sort all your colors first, find […]

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Everyone has a story to tell. We will each have a different story, yet we will have similarities. What you will discover is that you are not alone. Someone else may suffer with the same problem you have. When you tell your story you have to tell your entire story. If you only tell a […]

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Insights from Monica At the risk of jinxing myself, I feel like we are falling into a decent groove. We follow a fairly strict schedule but at the end of the day we talk about what we would like to do differently the next day. For example, outside time, we can do bike rides or […]

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Though research isn’t definative about the relationship between nutrition and depression, but a difference does exist.  Some researchers say you can eat better to promote your mood and depression.  Most experts agree that an overall healthful diet, getting plenty of sleep, and exercising regulary may help prevent some depression and manage symptoms.  It is important […]

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You know the feeling. You’re missing something but can’t quite put your finger on what it is. Here you are, in the middle of life. A decent person. A good job. As many friends as the next guy. What is it that keeps nagging at you? Finally, an aha moment. You are ready for the […]

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Under Pressure Family Ties life Coaching Brenda Saxe and Monica Sigmund Psalm 73:1 MSG “No doubt about it! God is Good-good to good people, good to the good-hearted. But I nearly missed it, missed seeing His goodness. I was looking the other way, looking up to the people at the top, envying the wicked who […]

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Crisis is a common occurrence. Crisis can happen to all, to some or to you. Crisis for me happened when my son-in-law, died by suicide.  This is an area we had never been in.  We had not had a loss like this or as devastating to our family before.  I mean, I had grandparents who […]

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