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The Blessing of Boundaries

The couple sits in the restaurant, their eyes shining, hands entwined.  Time seems to stand still as they share their deepest dreams.  All else disappears …

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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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Approaching Your Relationship from a Place of Gratitude

I often start sessions with couples by encouraging them to share with each other one thing that they have done for the relationship that they …

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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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Claiming our Full Humanity in Troubled Times

When we treat others as less than human we diminish our own humanity I don’t usually write in this blog about political issues.  Although I …

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Why Our Words Matter

“Be careful of words Even the miraculous ones….. Words and eggs must be handled with care Once broken they are impossible Things to repair.” from …

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Nurturing Romance: A Dialogue for Valentines Day

Romance is part of what makes love relationships satisfying.  It creates erotic energy, it releases hormones of contentment and connection in our blood, and brings …

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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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Taking Risks

Risks come in all sizes and shapes. Some are as small as driving to a new section of town, or saying I’m sorry. Others are …

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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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