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Embracing Conflict During the Holidays

Embracing Conflict   At Beth and Jim’s house, the dining room had become a war zone. Exhausted after a long day of work, all they wanted was to find some comfort from each other. Instead, an argument about household chores had escalated into a full-blown yelling match.   Conflict shows up when what we want […]

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How to Interrupt Negative Patterns

When unfavorable situations, actions and emotional conflicts happen again and again in your life—same scene, different characters—there’s a good chance you are in the presence of a negative “pattern.”   Some examples: picking the wrong lovers/partners, constant conflict with co-workers, chronic debting, people-pleasing.   At best, these negative patterns cause frustration. At worst, they cause […]

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Tip #14: Is it a Dream or is it Real?

Having a balanced life feels like an elusive dream for many of us and every year it is high on the list of things to change. There is no doubt that our lives are filled with demands pulling at us from many different directions, sometimes with no end in sight. But as you enter into […]

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