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5 Signs You Are Trying to Change Your Partner- eHarmony Guest Blog

Flawed thinking and the desire for perfection may leave you feeling unsatisfied with yourself and with your partners. On the other hand, self-acceptance is the means to achieving a happy life just as acceptance of your partner is the path … Continue reading

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Happy Almost 2012!

2011 is coming to a close and we have the chance to embark on a new year with new beginnings, new attitudes, new choices and new relationships.  We have a special opportunity to reflect, grow, learn, let go and approach … Continue reading

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Stay Grounded and Present for the Holidays! Soak in the Joy!

Sometimes it feels as though time is moving faster and faster.  As we cram our schedules with work, play, fun, chores and other to-do’s, it is common to forget the importance of staying grounded and being conscious of our breathing, … Continue reading

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The Experience of Expansion- Becoming Our Most Authentic Selves

Over the last few days I have spent a lot of time thinking about the word “expansion.”  My thinking was prompted by the idea of “openings,” brought forth by the inspiration of an incredibly wonderful, supportive, creative mentor, dear friend, … Continue reading

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Nourish Yourself into Full Bloom

I’m a believer that the relationship that we have with ourselves is by far the most crucial in developing a sense of wellness and healthy connections with others. We understand others through gaining an understanding and awareness of ourselves; we give back to others by learning to take care of our own needs; and when we truly love ourselves, we are able to love others in a genuinely satisfying way.
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Gratitude Groove On #6

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” -Melody Beattie Continue reading

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Stability, Seasons and Snow

So the question becomes how do seasonal changes relate to stability? The answer lies in the reality that life changes every second and in many cases, without our consent or a signal of warning. Weather, time, seasons and relationships are constantly transforming and we cope best when we are able to adapt to these inevitable parts of life with acceptance and strength. Continue reading

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A Healthy Distance from Thoughts

So what can you do to give your thoughts less power over you and your life? Check out the ideas below. Most of these pointers are rooted in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness principles. Continue reading

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