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How Do You Handle a Complaining Friend?

Dear Meli, I have a friend. She’s one of my oldest and dearest friends. We went to grade school together. She’s always had my back, and in many ways she’s one of my biggest supporters. But – and this is a big but – she’s a big complainer. Like, half of what she says is […]

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Is It My Intuition? Or My Crazy Voice?

Everyone agrees that it’s a good thing to listen to your intuition. Everyone except the people who want you to listen to them instead of your intuition. But this post isn’t about them! It’s about us! And how we can learn to be the Best Intuition Listeners Ever! When I first got into touchy-feeley woo-woo […]

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The Key Ingredient to Healthy New Beginnings

Has this ever happened to you? You have a great new idea. You’re really excited about it. In your excitement, you tell someone who – the minute you open your mouth – you know you shouldn’t be telling. Sure enough, they tell you it’s not a good idea. They tell you it’s not realistic. They […]

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Are You Depressed or Detached?

Dear Meli, For a long time, I was totally enamored with spiritual life. Amazing things would happen in my life and I would be totally blown away. But now, I’m a lot more blasé about it all. Don’t get me wrong, my life is still great. But somehow, I don’t care. Things don’t impact me […]

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Two Things NOT to Do in Relationships

I heard a story the other day that was a great reminder about what not to do in relationships. The story was about a husband and wife who frequently got into arguments about who changed the toilet paper more. They were both convinced that they changed the toilet paper way more than the other. The […]

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How Do You Get Your Power Back?

Dear Meli, I have a friend that I give my power away to all the time. I don’t know what it is about her, but even when I give myself a pep talk before I see her, I always end up just giving up and going along with whatever she says is right. I love […]

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The Tricky First Step in Setting a Boundary

Have you ever tried to set a boundary? (Key word: tried.) And have you ever had your boundary trampled upon like a herd of caffeinated elephants escaping from the circus? You and me both, eh? Here’s the thing: When you read books about setting boundaries, and they give you that pep talk about how it […]

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