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How to Create a Positive & Productive Work Environment

By on Apr 7, 2019 in Relationships | 0 comments

Over the past 20 years as a therapist, trainer, and coach, I’ve helped over 1,000 families and over 250 companies thrive. There are similarities between the healthiest companies and families. Here are three traits they have in common. 1. They Foster Healthy Connection They consistently create opportunities for relationships to form and go deeper. Members spend...

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Stop Letting Fear Damage Your Life

By on Apr 2, 2019 in Blog, Healthy Thinking, Productivity, Relationships, Stress | 0 comments

What’s your biggest fear in life? Mine is probably rejection in its various forms. I want people to like me. Ironically, the more I try and be what other people want me to be, the more fear I have. My anxiety also grows the more I hide from situations where I can be rejected. When I follow my heart, ignore my head, and put myself out there, anxiety loses its...

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12 Dating & Marriage Building Activities

By on Mar 27, 2019 in Marriage, Relationships | 8 comments

If a healthy romantic relationship were easy, more people would have one. Whether you are in a dating relationship, engaged, or married, here are 12 activities that can take your relationship from average to extraordinary. #1: Schedule FunMake a list of 15 activities that you enjoy engaging in with your significant other. Make sure some of the activities cost little...

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15 Ways Adults Can Make Friends

By on Nov 1, 2018 in Relationships | 0 comments

Recently, I talked on the phone with a close friend from high school. I feared reaching out to him because we hadn’t talked in nearly 2 years. Thoughts like “he doesn’t want talk”, “he’s too busy with his family”, and even “I’m a burden”, entered my mind. The conversation was encouraging. None of my worries...

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10 Fun Ice Breakers for Work Meetings & Social Events

By on Sep 16, 2018 in Relationships | 0 comments

If you lead or attend work meetings or social events, this information will help you. Ice breakers, to start off a meeting, can make a positive difference in the outcome. How Ice Breakers Help • By setting a positive tone for the meeting • They build team camaraderie • They set the stage for open and positive communication • You learn new and interesting things...

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How to Be Less Critical & More Encouraging

By on Jun 12, 2018 in Relationships | 0 comments

I can be critical of others. That’s been my strategy for staying safe. With clients and strangers I’m encouraging, but with friends and family I can be a butt. If I’m critical, people stay away and don’t hurt me. It’s an unhealthy strategy, but it has served a purpose. Here are 5 relationship strategies helping me break this bad habit....

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