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Five ways to argue constructively with your partner

April 7, 2015

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Five ways to argue constructively with your partner by Dr. Larry F. Waldman —  The divorce rate hovers at around 50 percent, which I contend is a national tragedy. A major reason for this statistic is that most couples have not learned how to settle their issues. The following are ways to argue constructively with […]

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Learning to communicate with love

January 29, 2015

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Learning to communicate with love by Char Mada —  Love is the most powerful force in the universe. Love heals all. According to the Beatles, it is “all you need.” Other songwriters refer to love as a many splendored thing, an addictive force, what the world needs now and the only thing that there is […]

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21st century marriage — crisis or opportunity?

April 7, 2014

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21st century marriage — crisis or opportunity? by Marcia Naomi Berger —  I  believe in marriage. This might sound naïve, since half of first marriages end in divorce and even higher failure rates happen in second and third marriages, respectively. But there is a reason for so many unhappy marriage endings. Huge cultural shifts have […]

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Seven Thousand Ways to Listen: Staying Close to What Is Sacred

February 17, 2014

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Seven Thousand Ways to Listen

Seven Thousand Ways to Listen: Staying Close to What Is Sacred by Mark Nepo — Nepo inquires into the endless ways life asks us to listen. Having experienced hearing loss, he attests that listening is one of the most mysterious, luminous and challenging art forms: “Whatever difficulty you face, there are time-tried ways you can […]

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Hoodwinked by the hood paradigm

December 2, 2013

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by Sherry Anshara —  Some short words for “hood” in the thesaurus include: cover, covering, top and lid. Yet the word “hood” holds far more description and depth than any of these synonyms. The meaning of “hood” could actually be understood as to bare the soul and the spirit, which can be witnessed by the […]

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Honoring relationship boundaries

November 17, 2013

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by Lori Rubenstein —  While it is easy to buy into the idea that children need boundaries and that they feel safe and loved when firm boundaries are present, we do not hold the same beliefs in love partnerships. Instead, we have a tendency to become so enmeshed that we lose ourselves, not knowing where […]

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The importance of studying language arts

September 23, 2013

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by Marilyn Eisenberg —  The fundamental need to exchange meaning and share human experience is the special province of the language arts. All people share this need, including students, who learn language best when it is frequently addressed in their schooling and when they are invited to explore it effectively through literature. Language arts form […]

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The power of story

September 15, 2013

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by Christina Baldwin —  True stories of ordinary people are the most inspiring experiences we share. Stories tell about action and stories inspire action. When we are stuck in traffic, we look for the story: Why is everybody stopped? We scan the radio stations. Finally, we creep over a rise and see bent metal and […]

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First date — frog or prince

August 24, 2013

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by Morgan Rose —  Let us face it, first dates can be awkward. Some would say pure torture. You are trying to be perfect. He is trying to be perfect. Neither of you are perfect, whatever perfect means. And, realistically, does pretending to be perfect prove he is a man who can love you? Of […]

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What exactly does RSVP mean

August 20, 2013

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by Sandy Rogers —  When you receive an invitation to a party, wedding, workshop, networking or social event either through Facebook, Meetup, LinkedIn, email, verbally or even through regular mail, and the host has asked for an RSVP, do you know the correct and appropriate way to respond? The term RSVP comes from the French […]

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Helping kids help themselves by using yoga

August 11, 2013

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by Jennifer Schaecher —  There has been lots of talk lately about yoga and its myriad benefits. Strength, flexibility, balance, relaxation and energy — you can experience all of them through the practice of yoga. But, you can get even more out of it if you invite the kids to participate, too. A few schools […]

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Social Media Addiction

July 7, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson — Social networking sites such as Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and dozens of others allow people to stay in touch as never before. However, some people spend so much time on these sites that it begins to interfere with their lives. Psychologists are referring to this as a social networking compulsion or […]

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America’s most important natural resource

July 4, 2013

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by Jim Hamilton —  America is a country of vast natural resources, the most important of which are her people. Normally, the riches of a country are tallied by what can be mined, shipped, stripped, pumped, cut or wrested from the earth. However, because humans possess the capacity for thought and the capacity to produce […]

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