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YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: How do I get someone to put their cell phone away when we’re face to face?

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: How do I get someone to put their cell phone away when we’re face to face?

“Smartphone Isolation” writes: Dear Ali, I am an older woman who grew up without cell phones. I grew up in an era of landline phones and answering machines, not smartphones with texting, social media, and e-mail. When I spend time with my family, friends, and colleagues, I find myself being frustrated with repeated interruptions of […]

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YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: How can I convince my spouse that I saw a vision from God?

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: How can I convince my spouse that I saw a vision from God?

“Visions” writes: “Hey dear! My question is, ‘How do you convince a spouse that God gave you a vision when he doesn’t quite believe?’” Dear “Visions,” First, my question to you is, “Why does it matter whether your spouse believes you or not about having a vision from God?” My second question for you to […]

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YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: How do I set healthy boundaries with others?

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: How do I set healthy boundaries with others?

“Healthy Boundaries” writes: “I cannot count how many times I have been told that I needed to begin establishing boundaries with others. Granted, I used to have difficulty in this area, and the repercussions would range from uncomfortable to downright excruciating. In the last few years, I have made a 180 degree turnaround and I […]

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YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: What if I can’t stop asking, ‘What if?’

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: What if I can’t stop asking, ‘What if?’

“What if” writes: “I know sometimes we think, ‘What if I did this?’ or ‘What if that really happened?’ However, the ‘what ifs’ we say to ourselves are just like wishing or hopeful thinking. I have learned through personal experience as well as from my doctor to STOP with the ‘what ifs’ because it can […]

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YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: Looking for real advice? Look no further

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: Looking for real advice? Look no further

So yeah, yeah, yeah, Ali, why should we listen to your advice? Are you sick of asking your friends for advice and they tell you just to “think positive” or “get over it?” Are you sick of people telling you what they think you want to hear? Are you sick of self-help gurus telling you […]