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Moving Through Phases: 3 Life Lessons

Moving Through Phases: 3 Life Lessons

| March 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

Life is seldom a bed of roses. In fact, some of its phases can drain you completely. In the past few years, I have realized that life’s phases, their duration, nature, and lessons learned from them depend solely on…

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Forgiveness Makes Room for Love

Forgiveness Makes Room for Love

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

It is a wintery, quiet day as I sit here thinking about the concept of forgiveness. Questions fall like little snowflakes and yet there are few answers. In my head the concept of forgiveness is almost akin to…

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How Forgiveness Brought Me Back to Life

How Forgiveness Brought Me Back to Life

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Although I always take motivational phrases with a grain of salt, I have to admit the old adages about forgiveness are true pearls of wisdom. Forgiveness is the best foundation for a happy life because it…

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5 Ways to Plan a Better Split Family Holiday

5 Ways to Plan a Better Split Family Holiday

| December 1, 2015 | 2 Comments

These days we follow a few simple rules around the holidays. Some of them we’ve discussed explicitly, while others have grown from the realization that peace matters more than our individual desires.

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Sorrow Prepares You For Joy

Sorrow Prepares You For Joy

| October 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s November and, of course, all the gratitude posts start filtering through social media asking each of us “What are you grateful for?” An unlikely and unexpected whisper said, “I am grateful for my struggle”

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Friendship Research: Having a Close Confidant Helps Keep Us Healthy

Friendship Research: Having a Close Confidant Helps Keep Us Healthy

| February 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

A recent study about to be published in the journal Health Psychology, “Who Needs a Friend? Marital Status Transitions and Physical Health Outcomes in Later Life,” confirms what many in the […]

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The Ups and Downs of Friendship

The Ups and Downs of Friendship

| February 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Life is a roller coaster ride. There are ups and there are downs. Your friends are with you hands high in the air as you climb higher and higher and hold your hand tight when you are falling straight down. But what happens when your best friend decides to get off that roller coaster just as you are about to fall?

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Psychology – The Healing Journey

Psychology – The Healing Journey

| March 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

There are days when I am completely alone: no kids, no guy, just me and the quiet. Sometimes it is welcomed and sometimes it is unsettling. Yesterday it was welcomed.

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Falling In Love With Financial Matters: Another Way To Love and Honor Yourself

Falling In Love With Financial Matters: Another Way To Love and Honor Yourself

| February 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

Many people would describe me as successful and driven. I transformed a small one-person operation in my basement to a thriving national company with innovative ideas, creativity and deeply caring about my clients’ needs. So one would think, “What an empowered woman,” right? Wrong. […]

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A Person and A Place

A Person and A Place

| February 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

My two young sons and I were a tight trio, especially after a long and difficult split with their father, and we were ready for an adventure. We left California, drove across the country, and moved into a ramshackle farmhouse […]

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