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10 July 2015
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Relationships
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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: Love and Belonging

Once safety has been obtained, the next step in Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is love and belonging.  In love and belonging, we search for purpose among our friends, family and significant others.  It is an external factor that is required for us to accept before looking inward (next step: self-esteem).  At this stage, we may […]


9 July 2015
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Mean Girl

I was so intrigued when I heard the term coined “Inner Mean Girl”.  There has been a lot of conversation (and rightfully so) about bullies on the “playground”, but as women we can be the biggest bully and the meanest to ourselves.  We are often comparing ourselves to the woman next door, over-critical about our […]


8 July 2015
Category:
Marriage
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20 Minute Challenge

If you are married I challenge you to set aside at least twenty minutes a day to sit down and talk with your spouse. Communication is so important in marriage. When a husband and wife are not communicating with each other problems usually enter into the marriage. That happens because it gives the devil time […]


7 July 2015
Category:
Self Improvement
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The Gift of I AM

 “I AM, two of the most powerful words, for what you put after them shapes your reality” Unknown Words are incredibly powerful – they can build or destroy.  Negative words creep into our mind and hearts — before we realize it, we are creating negative thoughts and attracting an undesirable situation into our life.  If your […]


5 July 2015
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Counseling
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What Red, White and Blue Means to You!!!

I was watching the news yesterday as anchors covered the history leading up to the Independence of the U.S.A. One historian stated that the British still views America as “the defiant teenage”. Basically, America will soon realize the error of its rebellious ways “like a teenager” and return to Mother England. Pretty sure, this is […]


4 July 2015
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Self Improvement
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Emotional Intelligence And Beyond

Personal Intelligence, The Power of Personality and How it Shapes Our Lives is a book by John D. Mayer who is a psychologist that co-developed the theory of emotional intelligence.  In my search to understand emotional intelligence I happened upon this book and (new to me) term and concept that expands on the original theory. […]


3 July 2015
Category:
Family
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Pet Therapy: An Effective Drug

Are you searching for the miracle pill to lower anxiety, depression, stress, etc?  If so, look no further than your man’s (or woman’s) best friend.  In the past few years, there has been tremendous research done on pet therapy and one’s health – emotional, mental, physical and spiritual.  Pet Partners, a nonprofit animal-assisted program, lists […]


1 July 2015
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I’m Sorry, So Sorry

Have you ever been in an argument and decided to concede?  You offer  an apology but it feels like it fell on deaf ears?  The person didn’t offer forgiveness and continued to fight in a war when you had already surrendered?   Gary Chapman and Jennifer Thomas describe this disconnect may be due to you and […]

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