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5 Signs You Might Be Depressed — The Practical Side

This week I talked to a friend who confided in me that she was depressed. She told me that her feelings of depression had crept in slowly, and it took her some time to realize she needed a change. She … Continue reading

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The Buck Stops Here: Boundaries (The Personal Side)

Oh, boundaries! There is so much I could say about them, when I think back over my life from now to my first memories. There are family members I learned excellent boundaries from while growing up, and others who, as … Continue reading

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Keeping the “Happy” in “Happy Holidays” – The Personal Side

I could write a novella about drama I have personally experienced during past holiday seasons. I am definitely still learning how to prevent and diffuse interpersonal conflict, especially during the holiday season, but here are some things I have discovered.

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Keeping the “Happy” in “Happy Holidays”—The Practical Side

Last month I wrote about damage control and managing conflict. I have found that many of my clients (and friends) have to deal with more interpersonal conflict and damage control than usual during the holiday season.  This is because the … Continue reading

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Damage Control: Handling Conflict – The Personal Side

In the practical blog on conflict I offered some simple steps to dealing with conflict. Now I want to talk about how I (and I think most people) handle conflict. 

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Damage Control: Handling Conflict – The Practical Side

Interpersonal conflict is guaranteed in life. Some would even say the holidays foster it as we find ourselves spending time with family members we may try to avoid the remainder of the year. In December’s blog I will talk about … Continue reading

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year…Or Is It? – The Personal Side

Christmas dinner and you are the host.  Here is what you are thinking as your guests arrive.  You must remember not to offer your best friend’s mother a glass of wine because she is a recovering alcoholic.  You must remember … Continue reading

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year…Or Is It? – The Practical Side

Stores set out Halloween merchandise as soon as the back-to-school displays come down.  And immediately after that shelves are stocked with Christmas items.  In fact, in a store near my house, they put the Halloween and Christmas stuff up simultaneously, … Continue reading

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