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Decisions: YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH NOW! Living our IDEAL Life II.8
February 21, 2018
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Decisions: YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH NOW! Living our IDEAL Life II.8

Listen up, parents and young people. Adulting is hard and we are faced with tough decisions and tough conversations. Are you overwhelmed by all things swirling around in our world today? Would you like to have less frustrating conversations? Are you ready to laugh and stress less, while creating real change in your world? If […]

Decisions: How do I determine my ideal path in life?
February 14, 2018
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Decisions: How do I determine my ideal path in life?

I DECIDE. Knowing and doing are two separate acts. Even if you have a good grasp of your gifts, are you putting in the necessary work to pursue your dreams? Will you be able to overcome whatever obstacles keep you from deciding to follow your IDEAL path? To be honest, some people choose not to live their IDEAL lives. They choose the traditional path. They choose the path that gets them the most money or the most prestige. The IDEAL process is not about fame, fortune, or convenience. It is about deciding to maximize the gifts and talents you have been given and living a life with very few regrets. Our life is about the choices we make, and no self-help book or process is going to get you to any place, except for the place that you choose to go. Your determination, your hard work, and a little wisdom will carry you far in life. You have to decide.

Identity: The Dangers of Cultural Trauma and the Internal conflict of Racial Ethnic People
February 7, 2018
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Identity: The Dangers of Cultural Trauma and the Internal conflict of Racial Ethnic People

In this episode, Crystal drops the bomb on Glen, the knowledge bomb. As part of her work Crystal helps African-Americans and biracial people deal with the trauma of not fully “belonging” to one groups’ racial identity. Cultural Disengagement is not an orientation on the Intercultural Competence Continuum. It involves the degree of connection or disconnection an individual or group experiences toward a primary cultural community. If one is not fully resolved in this aspect of their identity, it can lead to anxiety, depression, and isolation.

Identity: Race, Religion, and Culture
January 31, 2018
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Identity: Race, Religion, and Culture

In this episode, Crystal and I talk about race, religion, and culture. Is the culture dragging you down? What is your line in the sand? Religion is a big part of our cultural identities, even the absence of religion says something about who we are. One of my favorite scriptures says: “So here’s what I […]

Identity: New Year’s Resolutions, Triggers, and Perfectionism in Living the IDEAL Life II.4
January 24, 2018
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Identity: New Year’s Resolutions, Triggers, and Perfectionism in Living the IDEAL Life II.4

The big revelation from this week’s episode is, “comparison is the thief of joy.” Don’t forget that. As you seek to live your life, remember you can’t live another person’s life. We are all unique beings. We are all blessed with various gifts and skills that the world needs. Perfectionism is not the goal of […]