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Managing Holiday Stress

Holiday Season Can Cause Stress The holiday season is upon us and with it, increased stress. Greeting cards and television programs make holiday events look so easy and careless; a fabulous meal, well-behaved family members, house guests with manners, gifts presented in flawless wrapping, and the list goes on.   How many times have we envisioned […]

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The Safest Place to Hide From Marriage Might Be Parenthood

To watch the clip follow the link here:  Marriage scapegoats: Hiding behind your kids Hiding From Your Marriage By Diving into Parenthood The article profiles a book by David Code titled, To Raise Happy Kids Put Your Marriage First. Code suggests that there is a rising trend in parents avoiding marital conflict by focusing on parenting. […]

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Shifting From Complaint to Request

Unmet Expectations Can Sour Relationships “If I have to ask for it, then it doesn’t count.” I think we’ve all had this thought at some point in our relationships, and are familiar with the sentiment behind it as well. If not, then you must be either very blessed or very lucky — blessed with an incredibly […]

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Living with integrity

Even in the best of times, life can be challenging.  Being able to make difficult decisions, manage stressful situations and developing deep and meaningful relationships requires a certain inner core and foundation that often takes a lifetime to build.  Weathering the storm and enjoying the celebrations as you experience all that your life brings to […]

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The 5 Best Communication Tips for Parents

The 5 Best Communication Tips for Parents

Parenting is one of the most important and difficult jobs a person can have. It demands extraordinary skills, stamina, creativity and unconditional love. By establishing and maintaining your role as a supportive and communicative parent, you provide a safe and stable environment for your child. Using these proven communication tips will lead to a long-lasting, […]

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Listen Up!

Listening is important. It’s a staple in relationships. It’s one of the fundamental building blocks of our day to day life. We seek it from our partners, our families, our co-workers, and even our social institutions. When we offer it to someone in distress, listening is also a fundamental act of kindness. Every day, each […]

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Creating a Solid Foundation to Your Relationship

John Gottman, a researcher who studies marital stability, found that in order to create happiness with an intimate partner, it is not enough to simply get rid of negative behaviors, but to build in behaviors that accentuate the positive and reduce the impact of the negative. Gottman explains that love has to be nurtured and […]

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How to Win!

Everyone wants to be a winner! Everyone likes to be right…right? Unfortunately, these two things aren’t the same thing and don’t always go together. Do you ever find yourself in an argument with your partner or friend and you are pushing to make sure they see your point and understand why you are right and […]

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Life Lessons from Dad…written by Jules Giggie

Father’s day is normally considered a celebratory occasion filled with the requisite grilled dinner, gifts, and so on.  But this year, it evokes a life lesson my late father passed on, and how it sustained me on Marathon Monday. For me, the best part of the Boston Marathon is the spirit of fellowship and togetherness […]

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Sexual Fulfillment and Wellbeing

Maintaining Desire Within Committed Relationships Mating In Captivity: Unleashing Erotic Desire by Esther Perel invites us to take a radical look at monogamous relationships and the often-misunderstood role of intimacy in maintaining desire within exclusive relationships. Her work is aimed at couples  (heterosexual, lesbian, and gay) wishing to remain together within a sexually/sensually fulfilled committed […]

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