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Random Acts of Kindness

On a scale of 1 to 10 if 10 is doing something every week for another, how are you doing? An act once a week so far in 2015 would be 26 acts of kindness = score of 10, perhaps. Three times a month might get you an 8 or 9. Twice …

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A Skill to Create Relationship Happiness

What patterns do you bring from childhood into your relationship? Mike the Baby Mike was the baby of the family whose mother doted on his every inch of growth. He could do no wrong and Mom did not discipline him nor correct him. She did everything she could for him …

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The Key to Relationship Happiness

The Problems Too many couples come into marriage counseling and relationship coaching blaming, yelling, name-calling, interrupting, talking over the other, talking about the other person, being an expert on what is wrong with their spouse and how their spouse should change. Often the other person has tuned out and turned off, feeling badgered …

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The Art of Marriage: Or how to be true to yourself and get the love you want

Are you feeling connected with your partner? Are you experiencing intimacy? Is your relationship giving you emotional security and joy in life? These are a few questions that I have been addressing in assisting the couples in my marriage counseling and relationship coaching practice. Often clients say in their first …

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Financial Health is a Key to Happiness

Tax time is a great time to access your financial picture. April is when we send in our taxes and pay the last of the previous year’s tax. I usually take the opportunity to look at where I am with my finances and determine if I like what I see …

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Guidelines for Living a Good Life

There are many hallmarks for living a good life. In my coaching and marriage and family counseling I have found I’m teaching and reminding clients throughout their journey of these few guidelines. Take responsibility for your actions and mistakes Be honest with yourself and others Learn from life’s experiences and …

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