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IF I COULD SAY IT OVER AGAIN #10. “What’s wrong with you?”

I had a patient tell me that his mother hotly demanded this of him this so often he began to believe there really was something deeply wrong with him. It took years for him to work through the misbelief that he was somehow inherently mentally and emotionally impaired. I suggest you never use this statement. It's a demeaning and demoralizing [...]

By | October 24th, 2015|Categories: Blog|113 Comments

IF I COULD SAY IT OVER AGAIN #9. “Well, at least I never – “

You never? Uh huh. This phrase is a way to shift attention from yourself, your foibles and faults by pointing out the mistake(s) of someone else. When you appraise the sin levels of others you're only making a selfish attempt to feel better about yourself. It smacks of pride. Instead, the beautiful words, "I'm sorry" will go a long way. [...]

By | October 17th, 2015|Categories: Blog|166 Comments

IF I COULD SAY IT OVER AGAIN #8. “It’s up to you.” or “Whatever you want.”

These are comments of indifference. It's like saying you could care less. Instead you might ask some thought-provoking questions like, "What is most important to you in this situation?" "How would such-and-such decision make a difference in your life?" Ask questions to make the people probe themselves. This shows in a caring way that the solutions to their questions are [...]

By | October 10th, 2015|Categories: Blog|456 Comments


Hi to all the fabulous people who attended Discover Your Creativity workshop at Point Loma Presbyterian Community Church. Here’s your questionnaire. You have your score sheets, and if you didn’t get one, email me (using the Contact menu) and I’ll send it to you. It was great fun being with you. Keep your creative energy flowing! Connect with me on Facebook & Twitter, Marie

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By | October 5th, 2015|Categories: Event|34 Comments


How to Be Happy in an Unhappy World unveils the secret to finding and maintaining true happiness--you. Based on solid biblical principles and the most up-to-date scientific brain research, this book unlocks the door to freedom from depression, anxiety, frustration, and despair. It includes revealing self-discovery questions, short quizzes, and practical how-to lists that will enable you to discover an inner radiance and happiness that cannot be extinguished.

By | October 5th, 2015|Categories: Books, Event|63 Comments