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Keeping Debt From Ruining Christmas Spirit

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Q: We're still a few weeks out from Christmas and (once again) we've already blown our budget. I sometimes wonder if it will take until next Christmas to get this Christmas paid off! I guess this year is kind of a wash, but next year I want to be more disciplined. Do you have any helpful suggestions?

Jim: It seems like this is a common refrain ...Read more

Wounds Need To Be Healed

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Q: I have been through some very difficult experiences in life. For the most part, I've been able to set them aside and move on, but sometimes I still struggle with my emotions. Do you have any advice for getting past the hurt?

Jim: Life can be tough, and it inflicts wounds in us all. The question is: What do we do with the pain?

On a summer ...Read more

Everyone Can Benefit From Gratitude

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Q: I always struggle this time of year with the whole Thanksgiving thing. I know I should be more grateful than I am. How can I get a better handle on this?

Jim: We could all use a little more gratitude. The good news is that more is available to all of us. We just have to choose to be grateful.

That's what Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott said ...Read more

Positive Influences Come From Many Sources

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Q: I've always wanted to be a positive influence on people. I used to have time to volunteer, but since my wife got sick last year, I just don't have the margin. How can I still make an impact when most of my energy goes to caring for her?

Jim: Let me emphasize that I think you are making an impact on others -- perhaps greater than you know.

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