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Friend Stealing Candy?

Friend Stealing Candy?

Last time I went to the movies with a group of friends, one of them stole candy from the counter. I’m not close friends with the guy who stole but I still want to hang out with the rest of the group. I don’t want to be guilty by association. What should I do? You, and your parents, should feel proud that you are concerned about a member of your peer group stealing.  This puts you in the category, in my opinion, of “good” guy or girl.  Young as you are, you are recognizing a need to discern (decide) whether you want to be a part of this group. Sadly, while the people who care about you would love to shield you from these types of people, you will encounter them all through your life.  As they get older, they just go from stealing candy to stealing at work or even from friends.  You get the picture. So long as the other members of the group you hang out with don’t agree to the stealing, you’re OK to consider the kids who value honesty friends.  When you’re hanging out with this group, make sure you keep your distance from this particular person and don’t spend time alone as friends. If you’re more of a quiet, shy person and see something that shouldn’t be going on, such as stealing or bullying or lying, walk away. If you’re more assertive and feel strong enough to do so, speak up and tell your friend to stop!  Most of all, you need to tell your parents or teachers about it so that the adults in your life can help you and guide you. Also, and this is very important, if others in the group start to go along with the bad behavior, you have

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Female Fertility Clock Ticking?

Female Fertility Clock Ticking?

I saw your post “Tired of Being Single” and have to say that this is a whole different issue when you’re female and your clock is ticking.  Thoughts? News Flash!  Research is now showing that having children when you’re 35 to 40 years old and up carry concerns for both sexes.  Not only does fertility decrease for both men and women over the age of 35, but the risks of having a baby with a genetic abnormality also increases sharply (webmd.com). Thoughts? This is a distressing issue for women.  It’s very real and causes women who want children, but aren’t meeting Mr. Right, lots of angst.  The ticking clock is also what prompts some women to turn to sperm banks or sperm donors.  If you’re considering doing this you’ll want to read my blog on sperm donors because there are lots of things to consider before going that route.  Assuming your religious beliefs don’t prohibit it, finding a sperm donor is an option for women to explore before their chances of conceiving run to zero. This issue has never seemed fair to women as even though there are risks associated with older men fathering children, we do still see those older men with younger women starting families.  It’s one thing for men to carry higher risk, it’s another thing for women to miss the mark of fertility all together. This whole issue just really sucks for women, as most wouldn’t choose to be childless or a single mother for life but, then again, some don’t have any other option. There will come a time when your clock ticks out and you’ll have to accept that having children wasn’t meant to happen in your life.  This can be devastating for women and emotionally difficult to accept.  You will grieve your loss,

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Forgive Your Parents-Or Not; Heal Inner Child; Spiritual Work; Life Path

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/2.22.14/2.22.14Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSPodcast Segments: Healing Your Inner Child @ 0:00 Spiritual Worker @ 8:31 Life Path @ 26:11 Most Important To Heal Inner Child @ 43:38 Forgive Mother, Heal Inner Child @ 44:41 Reasons Not To Forgive Parents @ 1:01:08 Brought to you by: Hospice of Salina Martinelli’s Little Italy Dignity Care Home McCall Manor Bennington State Bank Troy and Lorie’s Cafe (TLC)  

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Deep Relationship Connection; Ego as Master; Intuition; Life Balance

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/2.1.14/2.1.14Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSPodcast Segments: Deep Energetic Relationship Connection @ 0:00 Internet, Long-Distance Relationship @ 6:23 Long-Distance “Energetic” Connection @ 23:51 Ego as Master @ 43:08 Use Your Intuition @ 45:15 Music for Inner Centering, Life Balance @ 1:03:11 Brought to you by: Hospice of Salina Martinelli’s Little Italy Dignity Care Home McCall Manor Bennington State Bank Troy and Lorie’s Cafe (TLC)

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Question Religious Beliefs; Life Purpose; Soul Contract

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/12.28.13/12.28.13Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSPodcast Segments: Life Purpose @ 0:00 Soul Contract-Law of Love @ 8:00 Spirit Cleansing @ 26:00 Choose Your Calling @ 44:15 Questioning Religious Beliefs @ 45:14 Minister to Others @ 1:01:56 Answer Your Calling @ 1:22:34 Joan Gives Thanks @ 1:27:47 Brought to you by: Hospice of Salina Martinelli’s Little Italy Dignity Care Home McCall Manor Bennington State Bank Troy and Lorie’s Cafe (TLC)  

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First Christmas After Losing Mother?

First Christmas After Losing Mother?

My mother passed four months ago. She was 86 and lived with me her last few years. Her passing was sudden and we’d been going out to events and shopping just weeks before she died. She was my best friend. I’m having a hard time. I cry easily. We had our little Christmas traditions, just the two of us, and I feel lost without her here to celebrate with. I’m just going through the motions of Christmas and sometimes feel embarrassed at how easily I cry in front of people. I’m just so sad. Your story makes me sad for you. All of us reading about your loss can hold you in our arms (metaphorically speaking) and let you cry for your loss. You deserve to be held close by all of us and those family and friends who love you. Feelings of loss are magnified during the holidays for the very reason you wrote of, the traditions you held dear are also lost. While I trust that you will soon enough carve out new traditions, it is enough that this first year you just go through the motions. You will deal with the loss of your mother in your own way. Let your grief express itself in whatever way it chooses. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. There is only your way, and it will be as unique and wonderful as your relationship with your mother. What will be will be, and you should never, ever, feel embarrassed for crying in front of others. It’s normal and natural to grieve. I’m sure you’re crying as you read this. We are all here holding you in love as you do… Embrace your Personal Power with Life Coaching~ • What is your special way of grieving and feeling

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Cultivating a Gratitude Discipline

Cultivating a Gratitude Discipline

Gratitude is expressing thanks. This can be done internally in quiet moments of prayer or meditation or it can be spread out in to the world. Either way, to express thanks, can be the basis from which to live your best life. Do you want to feel happier? Would you like to increase your sense of well-being, your energy and optimism? Cultivating a discipline of expressing gratitude can reap those rewards. It’s easy to feel grateful for the good things you have in your life, what is hard, is to feel grateful for the challenges that life has delivered. This is where the notion of discipline comes in to play. Discipline is the exercise of self-control. You have the choice to see things in a negative light, or to give them a positive spin. Practice and discipline yourself to feel, think and express thanks. Making the conscious choice to live in gratitude will be life changing. In Gratitude for Life’s Lessons~ ~I am grateful for the mistakes I have made, for they have taught me to grow in character. ~I am grateful for the forgiveness others have granted me, for it has taught me humility. ~I am grateful for the things I want but don’t have, for it has taught me patience. ~I am grateful for the things that have not worked out as planned, for they have taught me perseverance. ~I am grateful for the people who challenge me, for they have taught me to look within. ~I am grateful for my limitations, for it has taught me to rely on others. ~I am grateful for my failures, for they have taught me that new opportunities abound. ~I am grateful for the pain and suffering of my most challenging life lessons, for they have made me who I am

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New Depression Treatments; Job Loss; Make Your Dreams a Reality

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/11.16.13/11.16.13Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSPodcast Segments: New Treatments for Depression @ 0:00 Depressed After Job Loss @ 7:21 Blues Producer’s Celebrity Clients @ 22:33 Depressives Who Resist Getting Help @ 42:55 Positive Outlook After Job Loss @ 45:00 Move Forward after Job Loss @ 1:02:49 Make Change to Live your Passion @ 1:05:15 Make Your Dreams a Reality @ 1:23:20 Brought to you by: Hospice of Salina Martinelli’s Little Italy Dignity Care Home McCall Manor Bennington State Bank

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Beer Pong Business, Life Balance, Over-controlling Parents

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/10.26.13/10.26.13Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSPodcast Segments: Joan Gets Excited! @ 0:00 Business Featured in Bloomberg @ 9:08 Expanding Beer Pong Business @ 26:59 Balance in Life @ 41:11 Live Your Own Life @ 45:02 Over-controlling Parents @ 58:16 Brought to you by: Hospice of Salina Martinelli’s Little Italy Girls Scouts Dignity Care Home Protandim LifeVantage Bennington State Bank George Jerkovich Photography Circles of the Heartland Stiefel Theatre Smokey Hill Museum

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Sister Dying, Custody of Children?

Sister Dying, Custody of Children?

My sister is experiencing severe health problems and wants me to take custody of her children if she dies instead of her abusive ex-husband. How do I handle the legal and family drama that comes with this situation? There are so many factors at play in your tragic family situation, it’s no wonder you question how you’re going to handle it all.  Look to maximize your personal strengths during this trying time. Tend to your own emotional needs and nurture your spirit, as you will need to draw on your inner strength as you navigate these waters. Custody issues are emotionally challenging but unless the courts believe the “abusive Ex” will be abusive toward the children, expect him to get primary custody.  Of course, if there is evidence that the father is abusive toward the children, fight with all you’ve got to protect your nieces and nephews!  Support your sister by listening to her concerns and taking note of her wishes. She certainly believes in you, otherwise she wouldn’t want to leave her children with you when she’s gone.  Whatever happens with custody of the children, you can certainly promise your sister you will always be there to help mother her children and keep her memory alive.  What an honor she is bestowing on you.  You must be (you are!) an amazing person! Embrace your Personal Power with Life Coaching~ Is your sister well enough to help you make a plan for the children? Can you both accept that you will do your best to follow the plan? If legal custody does not fall to you, what can you do to still be there for the children? The winner of the ZZ TOP tickets has come forward!  Subscribe to The Joan Jerkovich Show Emails for exclusive contests and posts.  Thanks

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