Posts Tagged ‘Balance’

Parent Trap: Peacekeepers Beware!

(posted by Jeanne on 1-11-2011)

If you’re a person who like me abhors conflict and thrives on calm then you probably do more than your fair share to keep the peace. It’s easy to do. I should know. I’ve been a willing participant for most of my life. I’ve come up with lessons and concepts to address the matter. Theoretically, I’m all over it but personally, well, that’s another story… Read more »

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Engraved Invitation

(posted by Jeanne on 9-21-2010)

Engraved Invitation
To over-function is the equivilent of sending out an engraved invitation for others to under-function and vice-versa. This relationship reality is important to keep in mind in all relationships, including parenting, as we work to empower rather than enable. To look at a relationship in terms of Read more »

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Hammer & Nail

(posted by Jeanne on 9-14-2010)

Hammer and Nail
Abraham Maslow said, “If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” This idea can be adapted to how we feel and behave in relation to others. Do you feel/act Read more »

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Max a Million

(posted by Jeanne on 8-24-2010)

Max a Million

Years ago, the mother of a five year old boy explained her uneasiness about how things would turn out for him though she had no particular reason to worry. I haven’t met a mother who didn’t feel this way at one time or another. But I knew Read more »

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Crystal Ball

(posted by Jeanne on 8-24-2010)

Crystal Ball
This five step process helps us find a balance between contributing to a desired outcome and letting it go. The technique requires that we look into a crystal ball (real or imagined); envision a desired outcome; contribute to the outcome; accept a likely or reasonable outcome; raise the ball and symbolically turn the outcome over to God; Then ask for more.

The steps are simple: Read more »

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