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How to Boost Your Curiosity for an Enriched Life

Curiosity is an underrated but necessary delightfully eager virtue and strength that you can use to enhance your life. Everyone is curious to some degree. But those who are exceptionally curious tend to never be bored; they are actively interested in the world and in others; and others are attracted …

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What Seeds are You Planting and Savoring This Spring?

What are you planting in your garden this spring? What seeds are you hoping to grow and develop this year? I am really focusing on my garden this spring, and also my personal goals of health, vacation travels and continuing to plant seedlings for my retirement. You could be planning …

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Parents Give Us Their Best

Make peace with your parents. In my counseling practice I hear so many people still living with their parents in their mind. They are criticizing their parents or still arguing with them, or judging them. I have gone through that myself and needed to appreciate my parents’ goodness and wonderfulness …

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Give the Gift of Listening

Sometimes in life we simply need someone to hear us as we vent or “let go” of some of our feelings. Then there are the times we need our sweetheart to hear and understand our side of things. There are other times we need our children to hear the advice …

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Private Marriage Retreats, a Specialized Marriage Counseling Experience

Recently I have had many inquiries about my Private Marriage Retreats. My thought in this post is to give you information for yourself or your friends who may benefit from one. You might also want to give yourself a retreat by spending an isolated and intimate weekend discussing difficulties and …

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Resolve to End the Failure of Broken New Year’s Resolutions!

I don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions. No one keeps them. We each have hopes on New Year’s but we experience failures because we don’t really have a plan. Instead I like to set realistic goals in just a few areas of life, with one primary goal and established accountability …

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