Tough love means you allow a person the dignity of choice.

Love is tough but you don’t have to tough love

You may have heard the term “tough love” when talking about how to leverage a person to enter recovery from an addiction. Oftentimes, this is used in conjunction with a decision that involves asking a person with an addiction to leave his or her family home. Loving a person who struggles with a chronic, relapsing […]

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This is a bowl of Chili Colorado, made with hot chili peppers.

Go slow with chili peppers and conflict

Professional and personal relationships can be challenging, especially if there’s a conflict. Somedays, they are like chili peppers. In looking at the pepper, you believe it won’t be that bad and you can handle it, but once you bite into it, you’re committed. Even if you spit out the bite as soon as you perceive […]

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Mediating the Amazon

High profile divorces can provide fodder for the gossip rags such as the National Enquirer for years. That’s if divorcing couples choose the traditional route of hiring attorneys to divvy up the assets a couple built together and it goes to trial instead of mediation. Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos might consider thinking outside of the […]

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Received damaged and healed by love

Those look like God’s initials on the sticker. Or at least a nudge from the United States Postal Service to remind me of how God receives me when I approach Him. It’s hard to tell whose initials, though, because of the size of the script. Yet, it’s a reminder of how God communicates to us […]

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Your Search For Meaning

If you are too young to have experienced George W. Bush as your president, I hope the week’s reflections of his life will give you inspiration to find a way to be of service as a new wave of a “Thousand Points of Life.” If you are old enough to have lived under his presidency, […]

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What will you learn by doing?

“You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; and just so you learn to love God and man by loving. Begin as a mere apprentice and the very power of love will lead you on to become a  master of the art.” Francis de Sales […]

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Wait a minute M. Post(wo)man

“Imagine you are a letter traveling through time. What message do you wish to convey to your readers?” This is the theme of the Universal Postal Unions Letter writing contest for 2018.  Winners will be announced today. All week is International Letter Writing Week, which was started by the UPU as a way to foster […]

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How to enjoy parenting challenges

Who can tell ahead of time what the experience of parenting will be like? Technology can let you know the gender of a baby, and sometimes it can diagnose a health issue in the womb. But technology can’t tell you this individual’s personality or forecast her or his future. So parents and children are then […]

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