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Category Archives: Relationships

We All Want to be Heard

“The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as being heard.” William Hazlitt Do you ever find yourself listening to someone, but not really focusing on what they are saying? Instead, you’re thinking of what you want to … Continue reading

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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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Find Your Voice

You can have anything in life, if you will sacrifice everything for it. –J.M. Barrie What are you willing to sacrifice for the sake of being nice? Have you ever read the definition of nice? Synonyms include pleasant, agreeable, satisfactory and … Continue reading

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The Buck Stops Here: Boundaries (The Professional Side)

I recently read a quote online that went something like this: I don’t set a boundary to offend you. I do it to manage the goals and priorities I have set for my life. Reading this quote took me back many … Continue reading

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Can’t You Hear Me?

The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives. –Tony Robbins One of the top reasons couples seek therapy is lack of communication. Talking with your partner seems like it should be the easiest thing … Continue reading

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Dogs Have It All Figured Out

Have you ever noticed that dogs seem to be happy and loving no matter what anyone does or says to them? We could all take a lesson from the dogs in our lives. Dogs do not judge, they listen without … Continue reading

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Don’t Ask Me

Asking someone why they did something doesn’t necessarily produce very good results, or at least not very accurate ones. Have you ever done something so out of character or outside your value system that you were at a loss for … Continue reading

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Got Mental Fitness?

About 9 months ago my husband and I began the quest to get our family physically healthy. We became more active, started eating fresh vegetables and fruits with every meal, and cut out all processed foods. As a result we … Continue reading

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Relationships 101 — The Personal Side

I love relationships. How could I not? I did after all choose to become a therapist. And, after decades of relationships–both personal and professional–with many different kinds of people, I have gleaned a few basic truths. Most importantly, I have … Continue reading

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