Top 10 Most Downloaded Close the Chapter Podcast Episodes in 2023


Top 10 Most Downloaded Close the Chapter Podcast Episodes in 2023 I am deeply grateful for your unwavering support of the Close the Chapter Podcast. From our very first episode, which aired on April 22, 2019, to the 244 solo and guest episodes we’ve released since then, you have been there for us every step […]

What Are You Stuffing?


What Are You Stuffing? | 6.29.2021 Do you communicate how you feel or what might be upsetting or bothering you? Or, do you keep it inside and stuff it until you blow up with anger, feel depressed or highly anxious?  Are you the type of person that tries to let things roll off your back? […]

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Exploring Your Past to Live in the Present


Exploring Your Past to Live in the Present | 6.15.2021 What was it like growing up in your family? What did you learn about yourself and how to relate to others? How has it impacted the decisions you make today? What were some defining moments? In order to create understanding into who you are and […]

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Confrontation: Love or Hate It?


Confrontation: Love or Hate It? How do you feel about confronting others or maybe confronting your own issues? Do you tend to run away from confrontation and avoid conflict? If you do tend to shy away from conflict, what is your fear about it? Or, do you hit it head on and move towards it? […]

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The Value of Validation


The Value of Validation It’s a basic human need to want to feel significant, safe, important, understood and valued. We want to be and feel heard. It’s important to use this with your partner, children, friends, family and any other relationships in your life. First, let’s understand what validation means. It’s accepting someone’s feelings. It […]

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The Psychology of Facebook


The Psychology of Facebook Facebook. What comes up for you when you hear this word? Do you feel excited, afraid, annoyed, irritated, thankful, unworthy, anxious, or a combination of emotions?   Facebook certainly continues to be a heated topic of conversation that brings much debate. There are many different feelings and thoughts about Facebook and its […]

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Key Ingredient to Successful Relationships


Key Ingredient to Successful Relationships How would you rate your relationship or marriage? How much time do you spend on your relationship? Are you too busy to really sit down and connect? Are you focused on other things like work, children, hobbies or fill in the blank? Maybe you have just given up.  One reason […]

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The Criticism Epidemic


The Criticism Epidemic How often do you feel criticized by your partner, children, co-worker, boss, friend or parent? Do you feel like you are never good enough no matter what you do? Do you feel like you will not live up to someone else’s expectations of you? Are you critical of yourself and others?  According […]

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Losing Yourself: Steps to Getting You Back


losing Yourself: Steps to Getting You Back It seems like we are living in a society focused on material possessions, being busy, achieving, money, beauty, and getting our worth and value from others. We are losing ourselves in being constantly on the go and busy from one activity or work-related event to another.   There are […]

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Eliminating “Should” And “But” From Our Vocabulary


Eliminating “Should” and “But” From Our Vocabulary How many times do you think or say the word “should” or “but”? How often are you saying or thinking it? Think about times when you have thought or said, I should have called them or shouldn’t have said or done that.  Or, maybe, you have tried to […]

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Do You Take Things Too Personally?


Do You Take Things Too Personally? How many times does someone say or do something that really hurts yet when you stop and think about it, the situation seems as if it’s not about you – it’s about them? Do you feel like you take things too personally? Do you feel like you start blaming […]

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