Three Resources You Can Use to Shift Your Inner Dialogue by Michelle Thompson,

Three Resources You Can Use to Shift Your Inner Dialogue

December 18, 2018

It’s that time of year again, when the spirit of giving flows while we celebrate with family and friends. It is a great time to connect and build relationships and tradition. At the same time, more time together, coupled with lots of expectations of what the season will bring, creates the opportunity for conflict to…

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How To Identify The SNEAKY Distractions That Keep You From Caring For Yourself

October 21, 2018

We all get ‘drunk’ on something… During a recent visit to my son’s college campus and the local bar, I had a flash of awareness as I watched many people drink over a few hours span of time. It was Family Weekend, so there were lots of parents there with their kids (actually adult-age kids)…

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Are you on track with how you want to feel?

October 21, 2018

Are you starting your day happy, full of energy and purpose or do you wake up exhausted, filled with worry and dread about getting it all done? I ask you this question because it is one I often ask myself in order to determine whether I am on track – on track with how I…

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Newsletter July 2018

July 21, 2018

Happy Summer everyone. I hope that you are all enjoying time with friends and family. The slower pace of these warm months invite much needed rest, relaxation and connection. I am happy to say that I have finally reached the point of slowing down and enjoying, but, I must confess, it took longer than I…

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Stress Isn’t The Reason Your Marriage Is Unhappy (But How You Handle It May Be)

June 17, 2018

How to be happy again, together. When it feels like life’s stresses put a strain on your relationship, it can be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel.   You think, “Once we are through this, everything can go back to normal and we can be happy again.” And it may…

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Making Presence My Present This Year

December 1, 2017

How often have you received an invitation in the mail, where it has indicated No Gifts Please – Your Presence Is Your Present? There could be many reasons why hosts choose to include that instruction. Maybe they end up with a lot of stuff they don’t need every time they throw a party; they don’t…

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Does Your Monkey Mind Love Shiny Objects?

October 25, 2017

Have you heard the story of people capturing nuisance monkeys using jars filled with shiny objects? Jars are set out filed with objects the monkeys would want to touch. Instead of putting a top on the jar they leave an opening that could just fit a monkey’s hand with fingers elongated and squeezed together. The…

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The Best Way to Care for Yourself is to Stop Clinging to the Roles You Play

September 15, 2017

Self-care is important.  We have heard it hundreds of times – from our from our friends, the news, social media, etc… Intellectually, we know it is true because it makes sense, especially when made clear with simple metaphors like: put your own life jacket on first so you can help others around you; or, you…

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The simple but not easy key to not letting conflict derail your closest relationships

Dissolving Conflict

May 4, 2017

Conflict is a regular occurrence in human relationships, but it doesn’t have to take hold and derail you from enjoying those relationships. We all know that the potential for conflict to arise exists in all interactions with other people, especially in close relationships. Resolving a conflict can seem as simple as acknowledging that the people…

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How To Stop Beating Yourself Up When You Feel STUCK In A Shame Spiral

April 28, 2017

Obsess over mistakes? You’re not alone. Shame is like the mythical monster under your bed.  You are SO terrified that it will devour you that you won’t even look to see if the monster is real. When you allow yourself to see and feel your shame by shining a light on it, you will see that the…

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