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Stop – Don’t Push That Button

It’s been a long day.  You are tired, frustrated and have a headache just waiting to take over.  Your partner walks in the door and …

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Why Love?

“I’ve been afraid of changes cause I built my life around you.” Fleetwood Mac “Landslide” One of the most profound insights into the nature of …

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Moving Through the Fear to Risk Connection

Human beings are “wired for connection.”  When we have safe, loving, supportive relationships we thrive.  We are healthier, we experience less stress, and we feel …

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The Making a Difference Dialogue

Last week was the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. This year will also mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian …

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Entering the Zone of Zero Negativity

At the recent Imago Relationships International conference Harville Hendrix and Helen Lakelly Hunt, the founders of Imago Relationship Therapy, shared their own journey from painful …

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A Poem for Walking Down the Long Road Together

I found this poem by Ted Enslin that speaks to me of what it feels like to share the years together.  I hope it speaks …

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Welcome to the Discussion in the Garden: An Explanation and An Invitation

I began writing this blog several years ago at the advice of friends and colleagues who suggested that it would help bring people to my …

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One Last Resolution: Just for Today

As January comes to a close I want to finish the trilogy of “New Year’s Resolutions” posts (see Trying Something New for Thirty Days, and …

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Continued Musings on New Year’s Resolutions: Trying Something New for Thirty Days

Recently a colleague of mine, Sam Lison, posted on Facebook some photos he had taken as part of a project he had undertaken to challenge …

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What Makes Life Meaningful

  Lives are full.  There are many pressures pulling us this way and that, demands on our time, our energy, our finances.  Dialoging about what …

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