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The Key to Holiday Happiness

What do you do to make yourself happy during the holidays? This is a time for family, love, good times, happy feelings, and nothing should interfere with these expectations. However, the reality is that many people struggle getting in a good mood, having a decent time, let alone feeling happy during the …

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What Can You Do Instead of Criticizing?

Peace or Turmoil? I’d like to offer you some ideas today which can calm your thoughts and emotions while offering you an opportunity to experience peace instead of turmoil. Many clients in my marriage counseling practice want help in creating a better marriage, better relationships with family members, and better …

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5 Ways to Increase Intimacy in Your Marriage

The Intimacy Project By D’Arcy Vanderpool, MA, MFT, PCC George and I have recently returned from an amazing vacation to Europe admiring castles, visiting palaces and museums, walking along cobblestone streets in medieval towns, experiencing awe in cathedrals and churches, and eating too much gourmet food paired with great regional wines. During …

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Secret to Happiness: Take Care of Your Needs and Wants First

So often in marriage counseling clients seem to miss something big. They are often complaining about their spouse or their children or even their boss; in the process of those complaints and negativity, they are missing the focus on themselves. Fixing our problems or emotions is all about oneself. Fix …

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Friendships Give Us Health and Happiness

We all take friendships for granted. As we go through life we stop making time for friends, we get busy with families and careers, and we neglect friends. Often we lose track of people, don’t return phone calls, stop the holiday cards, forget birthdays, and stay busy with our own lives. Currently people …

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I Will Be Happier if I Take Vacation

I live in America and I’m taking some vacation days this summer. We are the only advanced country in which there is no legally guaranteed paid leave. I work for myself so I get to determine how much time off I want and what amount of money I will not earn while I’m …

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