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Transitions: An Unexpected Opportunity by Matthew Hooper

By GrowthSkills | Jul 18, 2018

Recently, my family and I moved from the only city and home we’ve known to a new place. We did so believing this change promised many positive outcomes, especially for our children. We also knew there would be some challenges. As expected, uprooting our lives has been both exciting and stressful. When we initially looked…

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The Power of Being Positive by Maureen Price

By GrowthSkills | Jun 26, 2018

The box arrived in my driveway exactly when it was supposed to, except I wasn’t expecting a box, I was expecting a chair. I was alarmed to discover my chair, the chair I ordered, had been put in a box; a box considerably smaller than the chair I was expecting. I was annoyed. I shoved…

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Self-Care – the path to renewal by Eileen Callahan L.C.S.W.

By GrowthSkills | May 21, 2018

If you listen to the media, you could believe that this is the most self-absorbed generation of people ever to walk this planet. Sometimes it does feel that way. And while tracking sociological trends is outside my field, after decades working as a psychotherapist and coach, I’ve come to trust my own perspective on humanity.…

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The Problem with Guilt by Randall Rheinheimer, Ph.D.,MFT

By GrowthSkills | Apr 23, 2018

Is there a problem with guilt? Is it good or bad? Is it necessary, and if so, what purpose does it serve? Many psychological theorists have held guilt to be pathological. However, other theorists believe it to be an aspect of morality. Freud believed that guilt was necessary, without it, he believed there could be…

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Confession by Dennis Del Valle

By GrowthSkills | Mar 21, 2018

James 5:16 “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” One evening my 7-year-old son, Elisha, and I were talking and he started asking questions, as a 7-year-old does. He asked about money and how…

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Perfectionism by Kimber Del Valle

By GrowthSkills | Feb 13, 2018

I consider myself a recovered perfectionist. In my youth, my perfectionism helped me succeed and achieve great things – valedictorian, top female scholar-athlete in both high school and college, president of clubs – too many to list, active in church ministry positions and on and on. However, what festered underneath my achievements was a depression…

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Your Promised Land

By GrowthSkills | Jan 24, 2018

We can learn great lessons for our own life from the Bible. Do you recall God telling Moses about the Promised Land, and more importantly, the life he wanted His people, to have? (Deuteronomy 1: 6- 8) He gave them a vision of a new life in this Promised Land; a new place for them…

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Longing for Belonging

By GrowthSkills | Dec 15, 2017

The Christmas season can be such a beautiful time of the year; twinkling lights, festive decorations, nostalgic music, fun parties and too much tasty food. It can also be a painful time because it often highlights losses. The loss of a loved one or the absence of those who have moved on, through divorce or…

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GrowthSkills Products Informational PDF

By GrowthSkills | Jan 29, 2017

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