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What’s the Definition of Chemistry in a Relationship – Is it Love?

 :: Posted by Life Coach Lakeway on 11-26-2009

Chemistry in a relationship is like a performance; one is electrifying and another is boring. But no matter what, for love’s sake, you have to keep working at it to make it better.

Chances are you’re reading this because you’re in a relationship lacking in chemistry and wondering whether to stay …

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The Art of Communication: Speak Assertively, Kindly, and Effectively

 :: Posted by Life Coach Lakeway on 11-12-2009

Speak up; the alternative is grief.

I heard this from a friend recently: “Why is it like pulling teeth to get others to open up and say, ‘I really don’t like it when you…’” On the same day another friend lamented, “I have so many people in my life who stew, …

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It’s Time to Put Off Procrastination!

 :: Posted by Life Coach Lakeway on 11-04-2009

Sometimes things can be tiring, but putting them off is exhausting!

Of all challenges for people, I suspect procrastination is the most common of common denominators. Think about it, how many people do you know who never struggle with putting things off? How about yourself? Is it a problem for you? …

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Freedom in Relationships with Acceptance

 :: Posted by Life Coach Lakeway on 10-07-2009

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves, and, under a just God, cannot long retain it. ~ Abraham Lincoln: Letter to H.L. Pierce, April 6, 1859

Relationships are sometimes a quagmire of emotion, misunderstandings, and unmet expectations. Rather than feeling free and joyful, we often find ourselves …

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Get to Know Yourself, Ask Some Questions

 :: Posted by Life Coach Lakeway on 10-07-2009

You cannot be yourself or accomplish your desires without first knowing yourself. ~ David Cantu

1. What’s your greatest aspiration?
2. What can you do to nourish it today?
3. What can you do today to live your passion?
4. At the rate you’re going, what will you accomplish in your lifetime?
5. Doing the …

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Happiness Is a Way of Life, Not an End

 :: Posted by Life Coach Lakeway on 10-07-2009

Happiness is at once the best, the noblest and the pleasantest of things. ~ Aristotle

No single formula exists for a happy life. We are each unique beings with differing needs and values. Many tools are available to aid you in living happily, many paths; but the foundation for that life …

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Effective Communication & Listening – How to Listen Actively

 :: Posted by Life Coach Lakeway on 10-07-2009

For when you come to think of it, the only way to love a person is not … to coddle them and bring them soup when they’re sick, but by listening to them and seeing and believing in the god, in the poet in them. ~ Brenda Ueland

The first element …

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Change Emptiness to Happiness

 :: Posted by Life Coach Lakeway on 10-07-2009

So, instead of going to heaven, at last–
I’m going, all along. ~ Emily Dickinson

We frequently attempt to prove our value to ourselves and to others through external accomplishments. We may get college degrees, lose weight or work eighty-hour weeks. We do this in order to make the emptiness go away or from …

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When Being Good Doesn’t Work

 :: Posted by Life Coach Lakeway on 10-07-2009

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right. ~ Isaac Asimov

Striving to be good, kindhearted, or understanding can be as debilitating as any addiction. Others may speak up; but many, often women, give in to people by use of a misguided idea of virtue. Is …

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