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Empathy, Detachment, and Changing the World

Imagine you are in a crowded movie theater. Suddenly, smoke starts to appear and spread throughout the theater. There are screams, and people jumping up and piling into a crowd heading to the back of the theater…

No Enemy Images in Relationships–and Everywhere Else

What is an “enemy image”? How do you know when you have one?

An enemy image exists whenever we think that our child, spouse, co-worker, or political figure is bad, crazy, or other similar judgments and condemnations.

Yes, You Have Influence With (But Not Control Over) Others!

We have probably all heard the following on various occasions: “We can’t control anyone. They (he/she) made their own choices.” That could be referring to family or friends making “bad” choices. But there is a mindset that keeps us connected in a more positive way!

Love Means Never Having to Say (With a Sense of Guilt) You’re Sorry

A lot has been written about apologies. How they are important, and how they should be worded. But I think there is important room for improvement, if the goal is to create a stronger relationship. Just this morning, …