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Do Christians Have Higher EQ? – Dr. Michele Fleming

By GrowthSkills | Feb 11, 2024

I’m sure you have known someone that is deeply religious, but with deeply entrenched problems in their personal, professional, or relational lives.  It can be hard to understand why someone with a sincere faith is struggling with major behavioral or personal issues.  Especially when that “someone” is us!  We may even be questioning our own…

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The Art of Vulnerability – Dennis Del Valle

By GrowthSkills | Jan 2, 2024

The Art of Vulnerability The importance of vulnerability has been written about extensively by John and Henry over the years. Recently, Brene Brown has ignited our imagination for vulnerability through her books and Ted Talks. These thought leaders have helped us to see that we desperately need vulnerability. But doing vulnerability well is challenging. We…

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Navigating Grief and Loss During the Holidays and Staying Connected – Dr. Kimber Del Valle

By GrowthSkills | Dec 13, 2023

The holiday season is often depicted as a time of joy, togetherness, and celebration. However, for many individuals, it can be a period of profound sorrow, particularly in the face of significant family losses. The absence of loved ones can weigh heavily during holiday rituals and routines because we miss being able to create new…

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Work Life Balance, Post-CoVid Style by Dr. Michele Fleming

By GrowthSkills | Mar 30, 2021

As life is showing signs of normalcy again, we have an urgent and unique opportunity:  to intentionally redesign our work life balance.  Balance might be a fallacy, or a fantasy, because it seems we’re always falling off the teeter totter.  Weave seems like a better metaphor, because work seems to weave itself in and out…

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Angel on Aisle 15 by Maureen Price

By GrowthSkills | Mar 22, 2021

Do not forget to entertain strangers for by doing some people have entertained angels without knowing. Hebrews 13:2-3  As a bible reader we have been introduced to angels throughout scripture. The following encounters convince me that angels are indeed real. An Angel of the Lord blocking Balaam from cursing God’s people. (Numbers 22: 22-28) In…

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The Unexpected Benefits of the Pandemic by Dr. Kimber Del Valle

By GrowthSkills | Mar 16, 2021

If your pandemic life is anything like mine, in the past year you’ve become less scheduled and more isolated in your home.  I lost an ease in navigating life and with it, an interior silence from years of meditation practice, I hadn’t realized was so fragile.  I’ve spent much of the year trying to find…

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Hand Over the Mic by Dr. Michele Fleming

By GrowthSkills | Feb 2, 2021

It’s not the story anyone expected.  An aging sports star yearns for a few more years of glory.  His team for 20 years thinks he’s past his prime.  But rather than a slow and painful decline, he leads a brand new team to the Super Bowl.  Doesn’t matter if you love him or hate him,…

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Navigating Sadness on the Journey of Life by Matthew Hooper

By GrowthSkills | Jan 12, 2021

Life is a journey.   This past Fall, our family made this truth a literal reality.  On August 19, 2020, my wife, 3 kids, niece and I climbed into a travel trailer towing SUV and embarked on a 4-month road trip across America and back.   Having never experienced anything like this, we truly did…

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Christmas Memories & Gratitude! by Maureen Price

By GrowthSkills | Dec 14, 2020

As a young girl, I remember the thrill of anticipating Christmas. Immediately after Thanksgiving, Christmas was on everyone’s mind. Holiday lights began appearing on all the houses in my neighborhood, twinkling happily everywhere.  My older brother Bill and I spent much of our time trying to find the gifts we knew my mother had hidden…

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