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Monthly Archives: October 2014

…is often a reflection of a couple’s relationship.  Typically, if a relationship is open and honest, their intimate relationship is also open and honest.  This doesn’t mean that couples who are struggling can’t be intimate or aren’t intimate, but the intimate relationship is sort of a “by chance” situation rather than something that is consistent […]

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Mindfulness can be a very powerful tool and it can be done anytime, anywhere. Mindfulness is about having awareness. Awareness of the things around you for instance, or your inner emotional state.  Mindfulness is not about changing anything, such as your emotions or the situation. It is also not about being peaceful or relaxed, it […]

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I write a lot about perspective and the power of thinking.  I am amazed constantly at the power of our thoughts and how changing our thoughts can change so much.  This week, I did an experiment.  I hate running.  Hate.  If you have ever watched people run, they don’t run with a smile.  Most people […]

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It started with a book. One evening while staring at the bookshelf looking for something good to read I found it, an old friend. A great book that I hadn’t read in years, probably since I was in junior high. Immediately I knew I wanted to revisit the well worn, dog-eared pages that I enjoyed […]

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When was the last time you were on a teeter-totter?  Been a few years?  For many, they live on a teeter-totter bouncing back and forth from depression thoughts to their anxieties.  They think about the negative experiences of the past, replaying them and wishing them away then jumping to fears of the unknown or predicting […]

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