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Mourning the loss Kobe Bryant

Growing up around Indianapolis in the 90s meant watching the great Reggie Miller drain threes from “downtown” for the Pacers. Listening to with Slick Leonard scream “boom baby” after every three, despising the Detroit Pistons, and being glued to your tv every time the...

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How are you doing with your New Years’ Intentions?

I’m not trying to be unkind. Nor am I suggesting there’s something uniquely bad about resolutions, intentions, or whatever people call them. The simple reality is that nearly everyone makes some sort of promise to themselves but fails to stick to them. The concept...

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Will this ever go away?

Desperation and tears filled her eyes. She started to speak, shook her head almost imperceptibly, and paused for moment to collect her thoughts. Then she looked up and me and asked, “Will this ever go away? Will there ever come a day when I stop waking up in the...

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“Go to hell,” I said

That’s right. “Go to hell,” I said. Maybe you’ve had an argument that ends with similar words. It’s the kind of argument that happens daily, but is typically only discussed with a very best friend or maybe a therapist. But it happened to me on Christmas Eve. Let me...

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Teaching kids to be grateful

While the holiday season is a wonderful time for families, we often hear parents express concern that their kids are too focused on the presents they’re receiving, instead of on the meaning of and spirit behind the season. Christmas provides an ideal time to teach...

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Celebrating the holidays with adopted children

It took years to go through the adoption process, but last February, your family added a six-year-old daughter. Getting to know each other has been enjoyable, and from the day you brought her home, you dreamed about how magical the first holiday season together would...

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Give your employees a more meaningful holiday gift this year

Many employers like to thank their employees during the holidays with some sort of gift. It may be a nice shirt with the company logo, a basket of fruit, a box full of tasty indulgences, or a knickknack of some sort. It can be hard to find something everyone likes,...

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What if your not grateful for your family?

“They tell us we’re supposed to be grateful for what we have all year, and especially at Thanksgiving. We get together with our families and we’re supposed to demonstrate our appreciation for having them in our lives. But I’m not grateful for my family. In fact, I...

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Welcome, Brittany Gipson!

Welcome to Brittany Gipson! For more than a decade, Brittany has helped individuals cope with and overcome mental health and addiction-related illnesses. She sees her calling as helping people overcome barriers to achieve goals and become their best selves. Brittany...

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