Category Archives: Relationships

Sure-to-Please Gift Ideas for Valentine’s

It’s February! Let the season of chocolates, roses and romance unfold! Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? I just returned from our neighborhood store (Dollar Tree) with a fist full of affordable cards to send to people I love. I’m … Continue reading

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5 New Year’s Resolutions You Don’t Want to Make for 2018

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I like making them because I know the surest way to accomplish nothing is to aim for it. I’ve resolved to spend more time writing in 2018.

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The Priceless Gift that Won’t Cost You a Dime

We can forgive without incurring cost. In fact, forgiving brings benefit. Continue reading

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How Lighting a Christmas Tree Will Brighten Your Life

Americans love Christmas trees. We see them everywhere now that Thanksgiving is over – on cars, in homes, yards, stores, offices and lobbies.              One enthusiast in Massachusetts got pulled over by state police for … Continue reading

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How to Make Peace with Someone You Care about before the Holidays Begin

Photo by Laurence Cruz on Unsplash Holidays are joyful, right? Not always. We enjoy gathering, giving and celebrating but there’s another side to the story.

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How to Build an Enjoyable Marriage That Lasts

Do you enjoy your marriage? I hope so. I still remember hearing my friend’s grandmother say when I was young, “There’s nothing better than a good marriage and nothing worse than a bad one.” Kansas resident Lawrence Ripple apparently agreed. … Continue reading

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How To Tame a Really Scary Conflict Before It Spins Out of Control

Photo courtesy of Unsplash Unwanted and upsetting conflicts happen. They’re as old as human history. A client of mine named Christine encountered a difficult conflict one time. She didn’t know what to do until she came to counseling and got … Continue reading

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10 Simple Ways To Improve Your Health and Connect With People Around You

My husband  and I recently completed an exhausting road trip, but one break from the road became an oasis.

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