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7 Tips for Resolving Conflicts

Many of us dread conflict. We wish we could all just get along. Life, however, has other ideas for us. Everyone is here to be their true selves, have their own opinions, likes, dislikes etc. How …

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A Technique to Solve Conflict in Relationships

“When in doubt who will win, be neutral.” –Swiss Proverb   One of my husband’s most reliable responses to my often high level of emotionality is: “Can you just be neutral?” He is a psychia…

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When Life Gets Dark, Find the Magic in Your Spirit

Everyday our souls create opportunities to awaken—to wake from fear, procrastination, anger, conflict, anxiety, loneliness, illness, judgment and regret. If we surrender to spirit in our moments of…

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The Perils of Positivity

In doing my meditation/mindfulness work, I meet many folks who focus much of their thought, mind and spirit on being positive. Most would think this is a total, kick butt way to live. There are eve…

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How to Survive Family Holiday Gatherings

  Oh, how magical to celebrate the holidays with family. Oh, wait… really? with….family? @&#! with family?!?!?! You don’t have to guess who’s coming to dinner. You know the cast of …

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6 Ways to Administer Relationship First Aid

Jeri-Ann and Chas were having breakfast at their favorite restaurant on the beach one Sunday morning when an incident triggered a series of nuclear reactions. All those emotional neutrons and protons …

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The #1 Thing Couples Fight About

I opened my Facebook page the other day and a scrolled down to find a video from the Anderson Cooper show, Anderson, featuring the renowned couples therapist Dr. John Gottman, who wrote the best selle…

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How Conflict Can Create Love

We fade in on a couple sitting quietly at Sunday morning breakfast. Suddenly, a seemingly innocuous comment swiftly shifts the peaceful mood into prodigious conflict. She: Could you be more careful w…

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They Say I’m Overwhelming!

"So, what ARE we looking for in parameters with partnerships (personal and professional)? This really is important to me. And how do we change/affect the partnerships we are already in? I've been told…

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Healing Broken Relationships

  Healing requires far more of us than just the participation of our intellectual and even our emotional resources. And it certainly demands that we do more than look backwards at the dead-end…

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