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Fear, Gloom, and Panic, Oh My!

In a recent post, I suggested that our survival instinct, which has served us so well for so long, may now be failing us. Why? because the reactions that arise as part of the fight-or-flight response are often no longer effective in a world that i...

Fear, Gloom, and Panic, Oh My!

In a recent post, I suggested that our survival instinct, which has served us so well for so long, may now be failing us. Why? because the reactions that arise as part of the fight-or-flight response are often no longer effective in a world that i...

5 Intentional Ways to Increase Intimacy in Your Relationship

Intimacy is at the core of every committed partnership. Well…it should be. But over time and after the inevitable process of settling into the complacent routines of a long-term relationship, intimacy seems to feel further away than it perhaps o...

Transcending Pain

By Robert Jackman, LCPC   The pain we all feel is real and it is the body, mind, and spirit’s way of saying something needs to be acknowledged and addressed.  Our physical and emotional pain are messengers.  If we keep ignor...

How to Stop Arguing with Your Teen

Kristine Tye, M.A. LMFT   Have you ever stopped to wonder when arguing with your teen became a regular part of life? There are many situations that can turn into a power struggle with a teenager as they try to grow and change.   Arguments...

Creating Emotional Closeness in Your Life

By Dr. Debbie Magids Never underestimate the value and the need for emotional closeness.  It’s at the top of the list for overall well-being, and is of the core principles of being able to get the life you want.  One of the biggest pro...

Why My Husband is NOT My Other Half

“My husband doesn’t complete me.”   Words once spoken through my own gritting teeth, I now say to my own husband. And he gets it.   I cannot let him hold that responsibility. Through lots of time, education, and my own &...

Illusions: How Emotions Can Deceive Us

Mary Lamia, Ph.D.   Most of us accept that our senses can be deceived through illusion. After all, our brain is simply attempting to organize information and fill in the gaps.[1] Illusion is defined as something that is false or not real but tha...

What My Husband Wished He Had Known Before We Got Married

The other day, over coffee and a Duolingo break, I asked my husband “what are some things you wish you had known about marriage…before we got married?” Yes, I went there. Even though we have been together for years (nearing a decade...

What is the Best Emotion?

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about what I thought was the worst possible emotion. There are certainly enough worthy aspirants including hate, anger, and sadness. But I felt regret was the winner (or should I say loser) because its causes c...

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