Tag Archives: Family

Simply About Suicide

This post is simply about suicide. I tried to come up with a catchy title. It is such a profound subject, that catchy titles seemed to trivialize the reality. So, this is simply a post about suicide and what it … Continue reading

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Library of Birmingham

The Library of Birmingham, United Kingdom, is, according to Wikipedia, the largest free cultural center in Europe. It is located in my husband’s home town. We recently traveled from our small town of Hollister, CA to Birmingham. While we were … Continue reading

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Investing Time in Relationships, Goal Setting, and Moving Fast

 My 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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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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Over Entertained

Today’s subject is about one of my personal theories regarding why it is hard  for so many young people to find motivation to succeed.  Having said that, I would like to emphasize that I do not think I am old. … Continue reading

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Out Of The Blue….or Was It?

 This will be a somewhat personal post. I received a telephone call yesterday…out of the blue. The caller was from the Sonoma County District Attorney’s office. He explained to me that a former partner of mine had been charged with … Continue reading

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