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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The Universe is Like a Perfect Butler

How is the Universe Like a Perfect Butler?

April 3, 2017

The universe is like a perfect butler. We ask for something and it responds with “As you wish.” Moments later the butler returns with what we asked for delivered on a silver platter. You may be thinking, “sure, that’s how it works for you, but not in my life.” I say to you, Not True.…

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This Sneaky Mind Trick Can Prevent A TON Of Unnecessary Fights by Michelle Thompson,

This Sneaky Mind Trick Can Prevent A TON Of Unnecessary Fights

March 26, 2017

You’ll be SO glad you learned this. Everybody argues in their relationships. But many couples wonder how much fighting is normal, and whether some of the most unnecessary fights can simply be avoided. The good news? They can.  The most powerful question you can ask yourself in your love relationship — in fact in all relationships — is “How is that just like me?”  …

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Good Guy – Bad Guy

January 18, 2017

For as long as I can remember, I have used the Bad Guy – Villain view of others to solidify my role of Good Guy. My goal has always been to serve as a harbinger of peace and harmony.  It has taken me many years to understand how my Good Guy – Bad Guy approach…

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