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A Word from Helen and Harville

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A Word from Helen and Harville They are two of my favorite people and two of the most influential in my career as a counselor:  Dr. Helen LaKelly Hunt and Dr. Harville Hendrix (Please click photo for a special message.) They are responsible for the development of Safe Conversations a workshop that helps all people […]

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A Word about Weed

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A Word about Weed In my role as a professional counselor, I have followed the research and the increasing popularity of marijuana use for many years.  Needless to say, the opinions and biases regarding this topic vary widely.  However, the findings reported in the scientific, peer-reviewed studies are relatively consistent.  Imprimis is the free monthly […]

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A Word about Hearing and Being Heard 

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A Word about Hearing and Being Heard  “Safe Conversations” is the name of the workshop my colleagues and I present twice a year.  As I have said before, it is the best vehicle to promote relationship connection and safety that I have ever seen!  It teaches us (couples and singles, adolescents and adults) how to hear […]

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A Word about 2019 

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A Word about 2019  It’s that time of the year again, a natural time for us to look back and look ahead. I have shared the following strip with you before, but it is one of my favorites, and I know you will also appreciate it . . . again! Bill Watterson is the genius […]

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A Word about Valentine’s Day

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A Word about Valentine’s Day    Yes, Valentine’s Day.  It’s never too early, you know! Here’s where that is coming from:  This is a time of the year when it it very natural to reflect on our lives and our relationships.  What was 2018 like in terms of my family and friendships?  What was good […]

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A Word about “The Rose”

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A Word about “The Rose”   This is a very special time of the year to many people and for many reasons.  One of the prevailing themes of this season is giving, of course, and the most meaningful giving is always motivated by love. However, this season is also characterized by stress, loneliness, discouragement, sadness […]

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Word about Taking out the Trash

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Word about Taking out the Trash Household chores.  Cooking, laundry, housecleaning, yard work and all the other tasks it takes to help our lives run smoothly. Who does which chores, when, how and how often?   Who does them willingly or even happily?  Who needs to be reminded or even prodded to uphold their end of […]

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A Word about Looking Ahead

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A Word about Looking Ahead I celebrated a birthday recently (no gifts, please:), and for the first time in my life, I decided to give myself a party. I had so much fun, I may do it again!  Next month! The party was wonderful, and the friends and family who participated were all great. However, […]

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A Word about Thanksgiving, 2018

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A Word about Thanksgiving, 2018 (Editor’s Note:  Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that reminds us that it is not about us. The world does not revolve around me! None of us would not be here, and we would not be the people we are were it not for the lives of thousands of others […]

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Another Word about Hate

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Another Word about Hate I don’t understand it! I just don’t understand hate! Oh, I understand the definitions: Hatred or hate is a deep and extreme emotion-based dislike, especially invoking feelings of anger or resentment. It can be directed against individuals, groups, entities, objects, behaviors, or ideas. Hatred is often associated with feelings of anger, disgust and a disposition towards hostility. And I understand hurt and anger and bitterness […]

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