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Interviews

National Tour Brings Bullying Prevention Message to Schools

Stop Bullying.  Build Resilience. The "Love Changes It All Tour" will visit schools across the country this fall in an effort to help schools stop bullying through building resilience. The effort is led by national social skills educator Jeff Veley who produces the...

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Investing When Others Run Away

If you want to freak out an enemy in your life, follow today's tip.  Whether it's someone that you are consistently at odds with or simply someone who posts a rude comment on social media, showing kindness and making an investment in someone when conflict brews will...

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Viewing Disagreements as Opportunities

Recently I had to work through a challenging disagreement with a friend.  To be honest, I didn't know how it was going to go.  It was one of those conversations that you dread, but know needs to happen.  While I knew that things could go south really quickly, I made...

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Meet Madelyn, A Student Peace Ambassador

Each week I drop some nuggets of wisdom challenging you to love well.  This week, I've invited my friend Madelyn Johnson, a student who is currently traveling the country, promoting peace and showing love in many places.  I met Madelyn a few years back, while speaking...

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Leaving a Legacy

Yesterday I attended a funeral for a retired police officer and military veteran who passed away suddenly.  Standing in Texas cemetary with the cold wind blowing across my face, time seemed to slow down as I listened to the words of the chaplain who was officiating. ...

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Parenting Lessons from Wal Mart

I have to admit that when I first started in the social work field, I would occasionally visit Wal Mart to gather illustrations on parenting.  The people were always there and the demonstrations never disappointed.  Before you call me creepy, recognize that you do...

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How to Manage Your Emotions

It's the holiday season and, among the hustle and bustle are a few extra opportunities to get your feathers ruffled.  Stress levels during "the most wonderful time of the year" tend to be at all-time high.  As you prepare for many family gatherings, prepare food,...

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