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Compelling answers to life’s questions by Nathaniel Branden

I’m hoping it will become self evident as to why I would post content I love regarding Self Esteem, Trust, Excellence, Personal Growth, and Value. I’ll trust you’ll get it and enjoy it. If you really love it let me know the next time we speak or post a comment below. Tell me what you love and I’ll surely respond.

Enjoy this response from Dr. Nathaniel Branden regarding how and when to take action. I’ve written a lot about Thinking, Feeling or Doing. Nathaniel clears up any confusion about what is most important.

              Scott Martineau


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Understanding anger and the sentence completion technique

From time to time I will post interesting segments of interviews I’ve conducted over my career. While I’m sure some pattern will emerge right now I’m just sharing what seems important to me at the moment. Perhaps it will strike a chord, soothe or encourage you. I’m hoping it will be a catalyst for conversation here on the blog and when I see you next. The overall arch or theme of these posts will relate to TRUST or EXCELLENCE or VALUE and of course living good.

One of my mentors, Nathaniel Branden is on the mic today. He’s answering very specifci question about anger. I worked with and interviewed him many times. I encourage you to read any of his books, visit his site and learn of his work. I’ll look for the sentence completion technique discussed in the audio below and post it.

I encourage you to listen to this carefully. Branden is a master therapist with incredible insight and skill. Listen to how he breaks down the emotion of anger so it becomes understandable- something you can work with and address rather than succumb to.

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I Searched The Whole Country and Picked Destin

Destin Bridge and Crab Island



I remember the day- it was March 4, 2004.

I remember exactly where I was – The Destin Bridge- Marler Bridge to the locals.

I remember exactly what I felt- excitement and joy!

I remember it all because it was a day that changed my life. Because before March 4, 2004 I had never seen an ocean THAT color blue. Nor, had I ever seen sand THAT white.  The combination of the two colors, fresh breeze and perfect temperature was unlike anything I had ever experienced. The Bahamas are close but the Destin beaches are so much more beautiful and accessible I knew I had found my piece of paradise.

But, I was not searching just for me. I was on a quest for my my family of four. So was my business partner. Our goal was to move from our beautiful California life to the BEST PLACE in America. We searched the whole country. When our quest began we had not even heard of Destin, Florida. By July 4th we had moved into our  home on the bay near Joe’s Bayou and Crab Island.

This blog will be all about Destin Living and life on the Gulf Coast. It will be a insiders view of living the good life from Destin to Rosemary Beach. If you follow this blog you’ll learn about the greatest restaurants and the best dives. You’ll know where the locals go for great food and which places we avoid at all costs. You’ll know the best places to play tennis and golf and the best places to relax. If I do things right you’ll end up with he ultimate insider guide to the Destin area.

If you follow these pages you’ll get the scoop on the real estate market too. But, let me be clear: this blog is about GOOD LIVING and for me that’s more about how to live daily life then about publishing pie charts on real estate. I’ll publish the facts about sales and trends around the Gulf in a unique and relevant way. If you want to know about investment property ROI,  home appreciation by city, and which properties to avoid at all cost you’ll get it right here on a regular basis.

But, I know I can give you much, much more and along the way we’ll enjoy the best of Destin of living together.

I have some ideas on what I DO and DON’T want this blog to be about… but right now it’s important just to get started. I hope to hear from you and this blog  shortly becomes a dialogue about living the good life.




Crab Island boating hang out. You can't say you've been to Destin until you've spent the day at Crab Island.

Crab Island boating hang out. You can’t say you’ve been to Destin until you’ve spent the day at Crab Island.