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Healing a Relationship from an Affair is Difficult!

Affair Repair is difficult and requires exceptional skill! If only you could realize the consequences before you enter into an affair. The betrayal and emotional devastation is enormous. The disconnection is deep-seated and trust is broken. You will have a lot of work to learn about yourself, develop skills, and put your …

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11 Tips to Prevent your Marriage from Demolishing to Divorce While Remodeling

I have had a wonderful vacation! I’ve played hooky from blogging and have busied myself with selling, buying a new house, and doing a whole house remodel! This is what I do for artistic pleasure, lots of creative engagement, and fulfilling one of my signature strengths – enjoyment of beauty and excellence. …

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Tips for Getting in a Better Mood

The sky is grey, you haven’t had your morning coffee yet, and you feel kind of blah? Set Your Intention There are many little things you can do to boost your mood. One of the first things we do in counseling is make a decision and set your intention. You have …

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Intention

The Art of Intention

Move a dream you have from “dreamland” to “intention” and get ready for action. Make a Clear Decision Last month we talked about selling the house in 2016 and downsizing to a single story with no mortgage. We have had numerous discussions, going back and forth about it trying to …

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Three Tips for Being More Positive

In coaching, marriage counseling and psychotherapy I find many clients whose goal is to be happier. They want more meaning, peace, or enjoyment and they want to get out of their loneness, depression and unhappy life. Some of these people are clinically depressed but most of them are healthy, stressed and dissatisfied …

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Reflect and Direct Yourself into the Coming Year

Give yourself the gift of some reflection time this holiday season. I love to take time between Christmas and New Years to think about what I have accomplished this past year. I look at the challenges and the successes, what I have learned, what I have to be grateful for, and where …

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