What Keys Unlock Your Best Self?

What Keys Unlock Your Best Self?

Yesterday I commented to my husband that he takes a totally different route from his office to the kitchen than I do. On the surface, it’s a “so what” thing.  But his explanation of why was very interesting. It actually speaks to our way of thinking.

We have a house that has multiple ways to enter each room. In fact, it has a circular flow – start here, go through all the connecting rooms and wind up where you started with no backtracking. He walks from his office, across the entryway, turns right, walks down the hallway and winds up in the kitchen.  I usually go from his office, walk through the entry area, then left through the family room which is open to the kitchen. So what’s the point? His contemplative, engineering mind determined his way is just 1 turn, 2 straight legs. 
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Discovering Hope

Discovering Hope

Sylvia stared at her profile as I shared with the group about the seven different language types. Character strengths, distress triggers, how it can help you better understand yourself and others. Tears streamed down her cheeks as I talked about the Responder – compassionate, sensitive and warm, creative, wanting to please others. All she ever wanted was unconditional acceptance and it seemed like all her family wanted was for her to wait on them. Of course, she always said yes, but each time she seemed to slide deeper into a self absorbed depression.

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