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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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Giving Space by Michele Fleming, Ph.D.

By GrowthSkills | Sep 16, 2020

Giving Space by Michele Fleming, Ph.D. Does this sound familiar?  You are having a conversation with a friend who holds thoughts and beliefs that are vastly different from yours.  Next thing you know, you start to get triggered – a slow rising of the need to be right.  To deliver a brilliant rebuttal.  Or to…

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My Antidote to Negativity by Maureen Price

By GrowthSkills | Aug 7, 2020

So here we are still living in this new upside-down world of Covid19 and quarantine. It feels like I woke up in some weird alternate universe. Nothing is the same. For some of us, including me, the quarantine has been extended far beyond what I thought it would and has had a significant impact on…

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Celebration by Dennis Del Valle

By GrowthSkills | Jul 21, 2020

Romans 7:15. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Life is complex, often the same experience will hold both good and bad.   For example, I am grateful for our country’s awakening to injustice in our police force and I’m outraged by the death of George Floyd.   Maturity is engaging in all of…

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Trouble in the World by Maureen Price

By GrowthSkills | Jun 2, 2020

It felt like life was changing again for the better.  Restaurants were hanging “open for business” signs in their windows. “Come in” signs beckoned, calling out “please give us a try.”  Last Wednesday evening, I went out to a restaurant with my two older granddaughters. We sat in the dining room of a quaint little…

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The Law of Happiness by Maureen Price

By GrowthSkills | May 18, 2020

In The Law of Happiness,  Dr. Cloud says,  “Happiness comes as a by-product of the “life well lived.” Number one, happiness can be found and there are principles and practices that revealed that. Number two, those principles and practices of the law of happiness are the ones that God has given all along in His…

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The Power in Pursuing Your Dream by Natalie Argo

By GrowthSkills | May 11, 2020

We each have a story.  Sometimes we love the story, and other times we’d rather opt out of our narrative and into another.  The beauty of your story is that even the difficult plot points, the ones that leave you a little bruised and broken, have the capacity for good and for redemption.  In fact,…

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