Category Archives: positive psychology

Spring Fever

Spring has sprung here in Hollister, CA. The birds are singing, my roses are blooming. The weeds are pushing their way around and wanting to take over my flower beds. My hay fever is in full-on sneezing my head off … Continue reading

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My respect for Dr John Gottman

One of my favorite authors and experts on the subject of relationships is Dr. John Gottman. Dr. Gottman has written extensively on the subject of relationship longevity. His words are not just rhetoric, though. They are backed up by decades … Continue reading

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Investing Time in Relationships, Goal Setting, and Moving Fast

┬áMy time has been heavily invested in work and relationships this past month. The first month of 2014 has been a very busy one for me. It’s sped by so quickly, and I’ve not made time to write this blog … Continue reading

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Not a New Years Resolution

This is a time of year when people are quickly falling off of their New Year’s Resolution wagons. December 31, with the glitz and glamour of a sparkling New Year’s Eve, often brings people face to face with the things … Continue reading

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Cognitive Reframing

I just was browsing my Facebook feed and noticed a post from someone who was encouraging people to reframe their disappointments from 2013. What does it mean to reframe your thoughts? In psychological terms, it means that you take a … Continue reading

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What Made You Feel Alive Today?

What makes me feel alive? Let me indulge some recent memories in an attempt to answer. In May, 2011, I lost two sisters to untimely deaths. They were twins; fifty-seven years old, each. On May 22, 2011, Pat ingested a … Continue reading

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Christmas Busies

Christmas busies….today is December 11th. There are 13 days until Christmas, 14 if you count today. I’ve spent the morning shopping on-line, getting those gifts ordered that I know the people on my gift list want and or need. I … Continue reading

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Gratitude Makes a Difference

How can gratitude make a difference in your life? It might seem to you as though you have little to be grateful for. Being faced with a continuous onslaught of difficulties may cause you to be convinced there is little … Continue reading

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How Can I Tell If My Relationship Is Healthy?

How can I tell if my relationship is healthy? Relationships can be a source of much pleasure when they are healthy. They can be a source of much pain and frustration when they are unhealthy. But many relationships fall into … Continue reading

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Dealing With Stress During Holidays

Last week was a very busy, stressful, but productive week for me. As I’ve been busy, I’ve been thinking about how my clients have been doing, and wondering how they are dealing with the stress that this time of year … Continue reading

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