Today, I’m particularly pleased to present a guest post by Judith Fein and her concept of emotional genealogy.
When I gave my first talk about the power of Emotional Genealogy, I wondered if anyone would be able to connect to what I was speaking about. To my surprise, audience members asked questions for over an hour, and then they continued more…
Share this articlePosted on April, 16, 2015
Average gets a bad rap. Well, not so much a bad rap as not enough rap. We seldom hear about him or her.
For instance, you never see Average’s mom post about his achievements on Facebook. “Congratulations to my son Average who achieved something that most kids achieve.” Instead, we see the parents of Average’s friends posting about their kids achieving more…
Share this articlePosted on April, 10, 2015
Because it’s not really about AJ and me. It’s about the fact that we’re all related—by blood, adoption, and marriage. Well, in a way it’s about AJ, since he’s the one organizing the Global Family Reunion.
I can sense your heads tilting to one side, trying to puzzle out where I’m going with this. Let me explain.
NY Times Bestselling author more…
Share this articlePosted on April, 3, 2015
We all know that going back home isn’t an option. But a girl can dream.
Last week, as the plane approached Greenville-Spartanburg (South Carolina) International Airport, the sight of red clay gave me a twinge. Home beckoned like a taunt. “Come back… Oh yeah. I forgot… You can’t.”
In my defense, I’m not trying to go back. I’m here to live in more…
Share this articlePosted on March, 31, 2015
Remember (if you’re approximately my age) how we used to cross our hearts and “hope to die”? We’d earnestly pledge ourselves to some action or affection, pantomiming the heart crossing as if we (in my case, good Southern Baptist girls) were genuflecting.
Today, kids pinky swear. To me, pinky swearing doesn’t carry the same weight as our covenants made on the more…
Share this articlePosted on March, 23, 2015
How do the stories you tell affect your loved ones’ image of you?
Through your stories, you’re providing context that your loved ones will use to understand you better. In essence, you’re projecting an image. For instance, when you share multiple memories about raising your children, your loved ones will come to think of you, and understand you better, as a more…
Share this articlePosted on March, 17, 2015
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