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Category Archives: Connection

Fostering Connection — The Personal Side

In the practical blog on this subject, I asked you to take inventory of your current connections and ask yourself this question: “Do I regularly engage in activities that foster mental, emotional, spiritual and physical connection in my life?” Not … Continue reading

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Fostering Connection — The Practical Side

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? If you are an introvert, you energize yourself by spending time alone. Extroverts, on the other hand, feel refreshed and rejuvenated after spending time with others. Personally, I think I am almost equal … Continue reading

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I’ll Stay Here this Year

Sometimes we can’t be with the ones we love for the holidays. Sometimes we aren’t invited to spend the holidays with the ones we love. Sometimes we just don’t want to go home. Whatever the reason (a lack of funds, … Continue reading

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Together We Heal

When “I” is replaced by “we,” even illness becomes wellness.  Anonymous Emotions shared with another human being have greater healing powers than when experiencing emotions alone.  Studies show that crying in the presence of another human being has the same … Continue reading

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Summertime Fun…or Not?!

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ― Henry James The summer is upon us, and we have so much time on our hands… oh, what to do?! Adults/parents … Continue reading

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My Teen Has Been Abducted by Aliens!

“And so, rather than ignoring the ESSENCE of adolescence, what if we shaped our culture-in our homes, in our schools, and in our larger society-to cherish and cultivate these qualities?” -Dr. Daniel J. Siegel Adolescent years often bring confusion…not just … Continue reading

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Finding Balance

We are guaranteed to experience challenges in life… and for a period of time we can feel that our lives are spinning out of control. Finding balance during these times helps us to create places in our experience where we … Continue reading

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Relationships 101 — The Practical Side

“You don’t need love to make a relationship last.” I recently heard this quote at a speaking engagement.  The topic was marriage and the expert was illustrating how love gets us into our relationships, but that it takes much more … Continue reading

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Can You Hear Me?

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” -George Bernard Shaw How many times have you heard “Talk to me for once!” or “I can’t communicate with you right now!” or “Are you even listening … Continue reading

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Another Year…A Better You

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.” — T.S. Eliot I sit here thinking about how the holidays are soon coming to an end, and the New Year is around the … Continue reading

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