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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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The Best Gift Ever

For many people the holiday spirit is filled with joy,  anticipation, and of course the stress of the perfect gift.  We are searching to give, make, prepare, bake, design, wrap and beautify that ever so elusive”perfect gift” and experience.  We want the image, design, and overall experience of the holiday season to be loving and […]

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