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December 1, 2008, No comments

To Give and To Receive Reflections on the challenges of giving and getting It’s better to give than to receive, right? Just like breathing itself – exhaling carbon dioxide and …


Complain, Complain | Self, Nov. 2008

November 1, 2008, No comments

Complain, Complain Take steps to stop focusing on the negative and turn to the good things in life Do you know people who complain all the time? No ma ...


Goodbye, My Friend | Self, Oct. 2008

October 1, 2008, No comments

Goodbye, My Friend Give yourself time to grieve and recover from the loss of a pet Margie, a new client, clutched a tissue as she sat on the sofa and ...


Write Yourself Whole | Self, Sept. 2008

September 1, 2008, No comments

Write Yourself Whole Journaling can help you cope and heal during difficult times When my husband was diagnosed with stage three melanoma, I armed mys ...

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    Renew Yourself | Self, July 2008
    July 1, 2008, No comments

    Renew Yourself Create a retreat experience that fits your life and budget Does a to-do list dominate your every waking moment? Do you meet the needs and demands of others ...

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    Don’t Leave Me | Self, June 2008
    June 1, 2008, No comments

    Don’t Leave Me Shifting your relationship patterns can heal abandonment issues The woman, who I’ll call Heidi, started therapy because she recently ended a long-term relationship. She wanted grief support. ...

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    Mother-Daughter Talks | Self, May 2008
    May 1, 2008, No comments

    Mother-Daughter Talks Avoid thorny situations and hurt feelings by adjusting the conversation The mother-daughter relationship is like a rose garden: It contains flowers and thorns. Some mothers and daughters stroll ...

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    Beyond Nagging | Self, March 2008
    March 1, 2008, No comments

    Beyond Nagging It takes more than threats to help a loved one move toward sobriety Since Haley and John married eight years ago, his drinking has gotten worse. He used ...

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    Born To Connect | Self, February 2008
    February 1, 2008, No comments

    Born To Connect We need secure, caring relationships from the cradle on When poets write about needing love to survive, they express a truth psychologist Susan M. Johnson knows very ...