Category Archives: Avoidance

Mental Health Awareness Month: A Daily Reminder

May is “Mental Health Awareness Month.” I’m glad that mental health awareness has a month, but I believe that it’s critical to keep the awareness going year round. An article in the New York Times earlier this week reminded me … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of New Year’s Resolution!

This post – our first “How To’s and Tips” in 2016 – is appropriately about New Year’s Resolutions. It was inspired by a recent conversation with a dear friend. After reflecting about the year that was coming to an end, … Continue reading

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Why Do People Seek Help For Headache – But Not Heartache?

If people experienced emotional pain as physical pain, they’d run to get help. Unfortunately, though millions of people are experiencing emotional pain, far too few seek professional help. This thought occurred to me recently when I learned about CRPS (chronic … Continue reading

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The Impact of What We Teach Our Children

Recently I watched the inspirational movie by Mike Pavone, “That’s What I Am.” At its core, it’s a film about human dignity, courage and compassion – essential ingredients in healthy love. When an immature, bullying 8th grader starts an untrue … Continue reading

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Want A Better Relationship?

There are many reasons why personal change is difficult. However, when it comes to making your marriage or other relationships better, false starts and superficial gestures will not get it done! The foundation of relationship success is built on the … Continue reading

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