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The Inward Journey of Social Distancing: the Self-Nesting Sabbatical

This is a Season of our Lives The season of the COVID-19 virus is here, we are experiencing it, and it will pass. In the meantime we all have to deal with it and try to unite to save ourselves, our loved ones, and those we don’t know. We also …

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How to Create More Meaning in Your Life

Research shows meaning and happiness can be at odds with one another. People with the most meaningful lives were “givers.” And those with the happiest lives were “takers.” Creating meaning in your life comes from throwing yourself whole-heartedly into your choices, doing the footwork, and accepting that the results are not …

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47+ Ideas to Transform Your Relationship

Last month we talked about how to transform yourself: If you want to improve your life, work on yourself. If you want to improve your relationships, work on yourself. If you want to improve your love relationship, work on yourself. Find ways to improve your thinking, as well as your behaviors. …

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47+ Ideas to Transform or Change Yourself

If you want to improve your life, work on yourself. If you want to improve your relationships, work on yourself. If you want to improve your love relationship, work on yourself. Find ways to improve your thinking, as well as your behaviors. Get feedback or look at the feedback you have received …

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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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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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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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Managing Your Anxiety Can Lead You to Mindfulness and Happiness

Anxiety is our friend: it warns us when we need to take action, helps us get out of harm’s way and prepares us for important events. You may experience anxiety that is persistent, seemingly uncontrollable, and overwhelming. If it’s an excessive, irrational dread of everyday situations, it can be disabling. …

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