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Emotional Genealogy: Are You Visited by Ghosts of the Past?

Emotional Genealogy: Are You Visited by Ghosts of the Past?

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…

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Write about Average: He's Interesting Too!

Write about Average: He's Interesting Too!

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…

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Why You Should Care that I’m related to AJ Jacobs

Why You Should Care that I’m related to AJ Jacobs

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…

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Going Back Even Though You Can't-- a la Star Trek

Going Back Even Though You Can't-- a la Star Trek

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…

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Promises Made, Kept or Forgotten

Promises Made, Kept or Forgotten

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…

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Providing Context: Will they know who you are in the barber shop?

Providing Context: Will they know who you are in the barber shop?

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…

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