10 Quotes From Marie Kondo That Will ‘Spark Joy’

Marie Kondo’s books, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy, were as helpful as any other book I read last year.  If you’re having a hard time letting go of excess stuff in your life (and finding joy), start tidying your physical world.  Emotional benefits will accompany the process.

Here are ten of my favorite quotes (in bold and underlined) from Marie Kondo.  I added a few of my thoughts as a commentary.  I hope you enjoy them: Continue reading “10 Quotes From Marie Kondo That Will ‘Spark Joy’”

Is This My Will? Or God’s?

Religious and spiritual people often have difficulty deciphering between their personal desires and what God’s will is for them.  They feel frozen with fear about making the wrong choice.  This is particularly distressing with life-altering decisions:  Which career to pursue, whom to marry, what neighborhood to live in, or whether or not to have more children (just to name a few). Continue reading “Is This My Will? Or God’s?”

Two Tips For a More Meaningful Holiday Season (That The Retailers Might Hate)

Several years ago, I had a gut-wrenching experience Christmas shopping at the mall.  I noticed a deal of commotion across the corridor:  A woman was being caught shoplifting.  Continue reading “Two Tips For a More Meaningful Holiday Season (That The Retailers Might Hate)”

The 8 Best Ways to Help Your Junior Golfer: From a Swing Coach and Family Therapist

 

If you are wondering how to be most helpful for your junior golfer, here are some points to consider:

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A Tip for Dealing with a Diabolical Teen

Diabolical may be a little harsh.  Then again, after the fiery furnace of disregard for the rules, suspensions, and the absolute brink of patience teens can bring parents to… it may not be after all!  Continue reading “A Tip for Dealing with a Diabolical Teen”

#1 Advice From a Marriage Counselor

Be Yourself.  Let me be me—for that is all that I can be. 

Trust, I will be there when you need me.  I will hold to the same.

Let me be who I am; as I will, for you.

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The Problem With Beliefs

There’s an old fable, similar to the concept that C.S. Lewis presents in The Screwtape Letters, of a devil and his young apprentice.  They are monitoring a man whom they are in charge of tempting.  They observe him finding peace beneath a tree.  The apprentice anxiously pleads with the master devil stop this man from finding happiness.  The master, with quiet confidence replies:  Continue reading “The Problem With Beliefs”