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Healing After a Divorce

12 Tips for Healing After a Divorce

I still feel sad and try and hide the fact that my marriage ended in 2017. As a family therapist, I never thought I could end up divorced. These last 5 years, while I've struggled to heal and move on, I've also learned many valuable lessons.

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Take Emotional Risks Frequently!

There are certain powerful emotions I never want to feel again. Very strong feelings of rejection, failure, and embarrassment. Because of this hurt from my past, my mind bullies me into doing whatever I can to avoid engaging any situation that could trigger that feeling again. The worst advice you can ever take is from a fearful mind.

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Grateful woman

How to Be Grateful When Life Is Hard

EaIt's easy to find things to worry about and dread. Being grateful is much harder, yet ironically, our gratitude usually significantly more grounded in reality than our anxieties. So many things in life are outside our control, but one thing you can directly influence is your perspective.

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Positively Engaging Family & Friends Over the Holidays

Get out of the holidays what you want rather than disappointment. Here are 10 strategies that can help you positively engage family this year.

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Thriving Marriage

A Secret to Creating a Healthy & Thriving Marriage

Have you ever wondered what makes a marriage thrive? Have you ever wanted to know how to take your marriage from “good” to “great”? The happiest married couples do some things differently. 

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Depression Man

A Secret to Overcoming Depression

I've learned over the years that the way out of anxiety and depression always starts with becoming aware that you're struggling with your attitude. Once you're aware you are stuck, then you can then make changes. You won't try to fix something you don't acknowledge is broken. 

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Stressed Out Young Woman

Overcoming Anxiety & Depression

Anxiety focuses on what can go wrong. It zeroes in on the worst outcome coming true and bad things happening again. Hope focuses on what can go right, and the opportunity in every circumstance.

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Confident Man

A Transformational Self-Confidence Building Activity

I struggle with self confidence. Even though I've had success in life, my insecurities never totally go away. I have to fight them each day.

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Decision Making Skills

How to Make Good Decisions (Part 2)

You will make some bad decisions in life and that's OK. You'll trust untrustworthy people. You'll take the wrong job. An investment of time and money will go south. Will you follow up bad choices by learning and taking a better path?

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relationship mistakes

13 Relationship Mistakes Married and Dating Couples Make

Frequently I sit down with married or seriously dating couples in turmoil. I see the same conflicts again and again. Many relationship problems can be avoided if couples have, and apply, the right information and use the right tools. Here are some pitfalls to avoid.

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