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By Alecia Rice – Q. I’m dreading our family holiday gathering. I don’t share views with my family about religion, politics or world events. I feel like I’ll be enduring it instead of looking forward to it. Any advice. — Feeling Grinchy A. Dear Feeling Grinchy, My sense is that ...

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By Alecia Rice – I feel like a compass without a direction. How do I find my purpose in life? — Lacking Purpose Dear Lacking Purpose,   In the famous, simple words of Joseph Campbell, “Follow your bliss.” You come programmed with passions that light the path you’re meant to ...

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By Alecia Rice –  Q. I’ve made lots of personal changes, and don’t feel like the same person I used to be. Lately, I feel like my levels of tolerance are getting shorter instead of longer with certain people. I thought doing my personal work would make things easier, but ...

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By Alecia Rice – Q. I’m pretty involved at my church. Recently, I brought my new boyfriend to a church-sponsored event. Afterwards, he said he didn’t care for the minister (thought he was fake), and said that he doesn’t really resonate with our beliefs; therefore, he wants us to find ...

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By Alecia Rice – Q. I’ve experienced conflict with another woman while working together to facilitate a church group. Her approach felt competitive and self-serving, as I worked to create a collaborative, transparent, and inclusive environment. After a couple of weeks of failing to work “together,” even after discussing my concerns ...

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