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  • For each generation, changing the world is tougher than it looks Aug 1, 2013 10:51 AM
    Our Ken Potts remembers back when Baby Boomers were going to change the world. That, it turns out, was a little more difficult than it looked.

     
  • Manage emotional sensitivity for successful relationships Jul 25, 2013 10:37 AM
    Some people are emotionally sensitive, more affected by the drama of everyday life than the average population. But learning to live with being emotionally sensitive is awfully important, our Ken Potts says. Developing a few emotional calluses just might help.

     
  • Balancing all our ‘wants’ can be a tricky thing Jul 18, 2013 10:59 AM
    Our Ken Potts says balancing all our "wants" can be a tricky -- and sometimes nearly impossible -- thing.

     
  • Avoid sounding like adults in “Charlie Brown” Aug 15, 2013 10:51 AM
    One morning while rushing his son to get ready for the day, our Ken Potts realized he sounded a lot like the droning trumpet that stands in for adult voices in the animated Charlie Brown specials. "If those tones sounded so negative to me, how were my words sounding to my son?" Potts asks.

     
  • We only come this way once Sep 12, 2013 11:17 AM
    We've all know the feeling of wondering, "What have I done," our Ken Potts says. Sometimes we're questioning simple, everyday decisions. Othertimes, we're shaken by doubts about life-changing choices. Today, Potts explores getting back on the right path in life.

     
  • Finding a balance between being submissive and aggressive Sep 5, 2013 12:58 PM
    Being assertive means claiming and exercising no more — and no less — power than is rightfully ours in any given situation, our Ken Potts says. "Now, that’s not only difficult to say, it is also difficult to do," he said. "It involves figuring out what we are really responsible for, what we ought to do, and then doing it."

     
  • ‘Submissive’ one end of power spectrum Aug 22, 2013 1:14 PM
    You probably know a selfless spouse, parent, employee, volunteer -- someone willing to tackle any job even if it consumes every moment of would-be "me time." But if he or she seems a little sad in the midst of all that good work, our Ken Potts says you might be dealing with a submissive -- and potentially destructive -- personality.

     
  • Do TV and movies make kids violent? Jul 12, 2013 12:56 PM
    Viewed video violence can lead to an increase in pushing, shoving, hitting, or even more dramatic violence, our Ken Potts says. But most of us still don’t seem to be all that aggressive just because we see violence on TV or in a movie. He asks, what’s the catch?

     
  • Let your values guide your life choices Jul 8, 2013 10:18 AM
    If you knew you had only a short time to live, would you race around having crazy experiences or would you treasure time with family and friends? Our Ken Potts suggests we think about what would matter to us in our final days and let these values guide our decisions every day.

     
  • You can ‘get away’ from it all without leaving home Jun 30, 2013 9:00 AM
    Our Ken Potts says it's good for all of us to get away every so often just to experience the change of scenery, change of pace and, hopefully, change of perspective that comes with such vacations. But even if we can't afford to travel, Potts says it is possible to “get away” while never leaving home, and to do this on a regular basis if we’re determined enough.

     
  • How our eating habits reflect our self-concept Jun 20, 2013 11:33 AM
    Our Ken Potts says our eating habits sometimes can reflect our own self image.

     
  • Recommit to being better dads this Father’s Day Jun 13, 2013 11:29 AM
    On Father's Day, our Ken Potts reflects on what we need from our dads and what fathers should be giving their children. "For us dads, we want to always remember that we have a big and important job to do and that our kids are really counting on us," Potts says. "And since we’re not going to be around forever, we’d better not put things off. There is no time like now to be a good dad."

     
  • Weekends are the time to go at a more leisurely pace Jun 6, 2013 11:33 AM
    Our Ken Potts says it's important to carve out a little time for ourselves over the weekend -- time when we can set aside our to-do lists and simply recharge our batteries.

     
  • Honesty about emotions can head off conflict at home May 16, 2013 11:32 AM
    Within a minute or two of when your wife, child, parent or husband gets home, you know exactly what type of day they've had, our Ken Potts says. All of us live in a variety of worlds — work, school, a team, church, home, etc. — each with its own stresses, strains, disappointments and satisfactions. That's life. That can also be trouble for our relationships, Potts says.

     
  • We all have basic needs that must be met to fuel our growth May 9, 2013 10:42 AM
    We all have needs. That's obvious. Sometimes what we need isn't so obvious. Take kids. Certainly they need food, clothing, shelter, protection. But there are a whole host of other needs, emotional or psychological needs, which are less easy to recognize.

     
  • Unique children require unique approaches to parenting May 2, 2013 10:37 AM
    Whether nature or nurture - or a combination of both - children quickly develop their own unique personalities. And often, our Ken Potts says, one style of parenting will not work as we try to guide each of our children.

     
  • Gender stereotypes are always changing Apr 25, 2013 10:15 AM
    Our Ken Potts finds himself thinking "typical male" thoughts while watching a personal story about an Olympic athlete. Whether it's a product of heredity, environment or choice, gender stereotypes tend to have some truth, Potts says, but we can learn from each other.

     
  • Rebuilding trust in marriage takes hard work Apr 18, 2013 10:57 AM
    Loss of trust in a relationship - whether stemming from a real or imagined incident - can be devastating to a marriage, our Ken Potts says. But that trust can be rebuilt and the relationship repaired if both spouses will commit to working hard.

     
  • Potts: Trust in marriage must be complete Apr 11, 2013 10:49 AM
    Trust is complicated, our Ken Potts says. Our degree of trust determines the level of intimacy in our relationships. In the first of a two-part series, Potts looks at the role of trust in marriage.

     
  • Parents learn from their parents’ mistakes, successes Apr 7, 2013 6:00 AM
    Our Ken Potts remembers the feeling when his dad told him he had to give up his favorite stuffed animal. So how did he handle it when his own son had a similar attachment to some homegrown vegetables?

     
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