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High-Five Celebrations

How many years do we give life before we finally stop to enjoy the life we have? This is a tired idea, yet it remains as relevant now as ever before. We spend our lives pursuing the next goal – … Continue reading

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Divorce happens to other people, right?

When we get married, we have many plans and dreams for our future with our partner. Most of us know that the divorce rate is over 50%, but we just know that it won’t happen to us…..and then it does.

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Divorce happens to other people, right?

When we get married, we have many plans and dreams for our future with our partner. Most of us know that the divorce rate is over 50%, but we just know that it won’t happen to us…..and then it does.

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Transitions and Milestones

It is that time of year that we get graduation announcements in our mailboxes and maybe even attend a graduation ceremony or two. Graduating high school is one of the first major milestones we accomplish  in life. We start on … Continue reading

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Fumbling for Happiness – The Personal Side

I have never been a “Pollyanna” type of person. While I am positive and find joy in everyday life, I am also a realist. I think about the positive and negatives of situations and I deeply empathize with others’ suffering—hence … Continue reading

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Fumbling for Happiness – The Practical Side

Even if you are not what people refer to as “clinically depressed,” you may believe happiness is elusive, an enigma or just something you see on TV or in movies. Few people seem to exude joy and happiness on a … Continue reading

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April Showers Bring… – The Personal Side

Years ago I was having dinner with a friend.  The time of year was spring.  I asked her how she was doing and she replied, “I have been feeling depressed”.  She shared that over the last couple years she noticed … Continue reading

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April Showers Bring… -The Practical Side

By the year 2020, the World Health Organization predicts that depression will be the second leading cause of reduced life expectancy due to suicide and to other related medical conditions, like heart disease (Preston, 2011). Depression can occur any time … Continue reading

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