Category Archives: Generosity

Relationship problems? Consider the long-term consequences of short-term decisions.

Probably the majority of people who come to me for professional help are motivated by a relationship in some stage of breaking down. I’ve heard more often than I can count about how wonderful things were in the beginning, but … Continue reading

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Commitment: The Gift That Keeps Giving!

As we move quickly toward the season of New Year’s resolutions, I’m moved to write about commitment. In my last very personal post, I shared my recent experience with open heart surgery as a metaphor for how, at certain points … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day: A Sweet Reminder

It’s a time for sweetness – and yes some spice. You know what I mean — so make it nice. This day’s a “Sweet Reminder,” to say I love you. Of course you’ll say it once – but show you … 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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How To Provide An Emotionally Safe Environment For Your Kids

This post is the first in our new “How-To’s and Tips” blog series. It’s inspired by two recent news stories. First, actress Sandra Bullock announced in People Magazine that she has adopted a second child – a three-and-a-half-year-old girl – … Continue reading

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