Coaching with Darlene on My Definition of Love

I am really excited to welcome my friend and guest blogger Carla Dippel. Today Carla is writing about a coaching session we recently did. This post is an excellent example of how to dig down and discover your belief system about a specific concept; in this case “love”.  As always please feel free to contribute … Continue reading "Coaching with Darlene on My Definition of Love"

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Decision Making and the Conundrum of a “Bad” Heart

In high school I wrote a worship song with these words: “Cleanse my motives, make them pure. Change my heart to be like your’s. Fill me with your precious love. Dear Father make me holy…” It was really more like a dirge! By this time, the religious systems I was a part of had me convinced that … Continue reading "Decision Making and the Conundrum of a “Bad” Heart"

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A Young “Leader”, Valued for all the Wrong Reasons

I was a very esteemed member of the small private school I graduated from. Most people might have considered me to have been lucky, been jealous of my “status.” My peers looked up to me. My teachers applauded me. I was valedictorian of my class and won the “Student of the Year” award numerous times. … Continue reading "A Young “Leader”, Valued for all the Wrong Reasons"

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Lies in Sunday School~ One Aspect of Spiritual Abuse

Have you ever felt this way? It’s a feeling of running free in one direction and then suddenly being whipped around or tripped by something across your path. One minute you feel confident and know where you’re going; it feels good. The next moment you feel jarred, disoriented, suddenly confused. In these kinds of moments, we … Continue reading "Lies in Sunday School~ One Aspect of Spiritual Abuse"

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Sailing with Desire and Discovering the Roots of Happiness

In “Cutting Ropes and Sailing Free” I described the roots of my recent depression and the process I was going through to break free. I wouldn’t have had the strength to cut ropes unless I let myself feel what it was I truly desired. I was born with sails. The ropes that I attached to … Continue reading "Sailing with Desire and Discovering the Roots of Happiness"

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