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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 Cycle of Despair – The Cycle of Healing

In my first marriage I was truly an expert at causing my husband pain.  Indeed we began tearing each other apart with our words long …

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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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Today I Didn’t Stand Up for Myself

Today I didn’t stand up for myself. I was in a meeting, a professional meeting, when a woman made a derogatory comment about someone in …

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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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New Year’s Resolutions: What Really Matters

  For the last week I’ve seen many articles exploring some variation of what constitutes a good New Year’s resolution.  There is a strangely defeatist …

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