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October 13, 2016
Make the Most of 2017!

As the New Year creeps up on us, a lot of people start to take stock of the last year and their lives. Last year, I watched an interview with Bronnie Ware, author of “The Top Five Regrets of the Dearly Departing” that really stuck with me. Bronnie worked in palliative care and she spent […]

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September 29, 2016
Give Your Self-Esteem an Upgrade

Recently, several clients have been asking for help to increase their self-esteem so I thought this might be a good time to have a blog about it. First, it’s important to understand that this will not happen over night and a lot of these things will need to be done over and over again before […]

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September 15, 2016
How to be SMARTER, Less STRESSED and Look Better NAKED

  Wouldn’t it be great to be smarter, reduce your stress and look better naked?! Two words…. Mindfulness Meditation   In the last few years researchers like the joint venture between Bender Institute of Neuroimaging in Germany and the University of Massachusetts Medical School  and the US Dept. of Health and Human Services  have been […]

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September 3, 2016
We're moving!!!

It is with a mix of excitement and sadness that today, just one month shy of my 4 year anniversary, I say goodbye to the office that started it all and hello a new office.  I'm so grateful to have had the support and community that I have experienced here and I look forward to the […]

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September 1, 2016
Why Haven't YOU Taken Time Off?

I don’t know about you but I usually feel like if I don’t do something myself, it probably won’t get done. About a lot of stuff that might be true. Work/school, keeping up with family and friends, making sure bills are paid time, etc. But where does it all end? The truth is, it doesn’t. […]

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August 18, 2016
4 Keys to Supporting a Person with Depression or Anxiety

It's not about you.  Possibly, the most important way a person can help their partner work through depression or anxiety is to understand that he/she is neither the cause nor the cure.  Partners often take on too much and when the other person is struggling it can be easy to take responsibility for the other person’s feelings.  To […]

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August 4, 2016
4 Reasons Your Texts May Not be Helping Your Relationship

 Roughly 70% of our communication is non-verbal.  Things like tone of voice, eye contact, facial expression can totally change the meaning of a sentence.  Think about the last time you were on the phone with someone.  You can hear when they are focused on your or distracted, you can hear when they are smiling.  All that is […]

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July 21, 2016
7 Steps to a Healthy Resolution

Chill out. People often get defensive when we approach them with a conflict, if you are aggressive, angry or stressed they are likely to be unable to hear you out and even less likely to be motivated to give you what you want. Drink some water; go for a walk, make some notes about what […]

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July 7, 2016
Talking to Teens

Children and teens needs to feel heard and understood just as much as adults. With teens it is particularly important to listen more than speak in order to give them time to be understood. When parents do decide to speak, it can be most helpful to relate and empathize instead of teach or criticize. All […]

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