Category Archives: positive psychology

Saving The World-One Person At A Time

Today I spoke with a teen who told me that she “wants to save the world.”  She made me smile to myself, and I thought about how she and I share a common goal. I also feel a passion for … Continue reading

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How To Be Assertive When Communicating

Do you know how to be assertive when communicating? Many people confuse assertive communication with aggressive communication. Many people think that being assertive is the same as being pushy, or demanding. Nothing could be further from the truth. Sometimes people … Continue reading

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Communication Basics: Keeping It Adult

How do you know if you’re off track when communicating? If you are yelling, or your partner is yelling, you’ve gone off track. If you are resorting to name calling, sarcasm, attacking, or if you are reacting to any of … Continue reading

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Communication Basics – Staying On Track

Basics rules of communication that help people stay on track are simple, but not easy. If that sounds familiar, it is because if you’ve read any of my blog posts, I’ve said it before. So today I’m talking about some … Continue reading

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Communicating Effectively Equals Listening

We all want to communicate effectively. Right? Most of the time, most people assume that they are doing a pretty good job of communicating effectively. That is what sets people up for difficulties, confusion, and the complete breakdown of effective … Continue reading

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Avoiding The Urge to Control Your Partner

How can you avoid the urge to control your partner?  You love being with your partner and doing things with them, and when you are apart, it feels like everything might unravel.  Do you have difficulty trusting that your new … Continue reading

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Dealing with Vulnerability In Loving Relationships

If we are to love others, we must learn to deal with our own vulnerability. It is simply not possible to love without being vulnerable. It doesn’t matter if our love object is a pet, a partner, a child, or … Continue reading

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Attracting Love Into Your Life

You want to know how to attract more love into your life? To be loved, be loving. This may sound over simplistic, but at heart, it is the truth. It is easy, but not particularly simple. “All that we are … Continue reading

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Healthy Self Love

What does it mean to practice healthy self-love? I often talk to my clients about this.  Healthy self-love consists of having a kind internal dialogue. In order to do this, we must learn to tame our internal critic. When we … Continue reading

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Practicing Kindness

What would the world be like if we all practiced kindness to ourselves and each other? Kindness is an undervalued commodity in our culture. What if news stations had a daily kindness report?  It isn’t thought of as noble or … Continue reading

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