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Signs that someone is your soul mate

July 23, 2015

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Signs that someone is your soul mate by Carmen Harra, Ph.D., and Alexandra Harra —  Throughout my career, I have seen everything from couples marrying their childhood loves to people in their retirement years still struggling with commitment issues. Most of us fall somewhere in between these two extremes, meaning that we experience several relationships […]

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Five-Minute Relationship Repair: Quickly Heal Upsets, Deepen Intimacy, and Use Differences to Strengthen Love

June 21, 2015

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Five-Minute Relationship Repair: Quickly Heal Upsets, Deepen Intimacy, and Use Differences to Strengthen Love by Susan Campbell, Ph.D., and John Grey, Ph.D. —  Long-term happiness in love depends on a couple’s ability to repair the inevitable rifts and differences, large and small, that occur in any relationship. Neuroscience suggests that relationship upsets are best mended […]

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The 1-2-3 get-ready-for-love plan

March 16, 2015

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The 1-2-3 get-ready-for-love plan by Elaine Taylor —  When anyone asks my dignified, stiff-upper-lipped husband how a guy who has been an investment banker in financial capitals of the world — London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, New York — ended up blissfully hitched to a broad from red-white-and-blue Texas, he deadpans in his clipped British accent, […]

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Wives + cancer = increased divorces

October 27, 2014

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Wives + cancer = increased divorces by Fiona Finn —  It is a sad and upsetting fact that almost 21 percent of marriages in the U.S. end in divorce when the wife is stricken with cancer, compared with nearly 3 percent when the husband is the cancer patient. Getting diagnosed with a life-threatening illness is […]

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Balancing “we time” with “me time”

June 9, 2014

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Self-nurtuting within a relationship

Balancing “we time” with “me time” by Marcia Naomi Berger —  While still single, Emily discovered something important about marriage. She had heard the part about two becoming one. The eye-opener for her was finding out about one becoming two. When she was not in a relationship, Emily spent her free time skiing, playing tennis, […]

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Give yourself the gift of gracious receiving

May 23, 2014

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Give yourself the gift of gracious receiving by Char Mada —  Are you one of those people who devotes plenty of time to helping others but forgets to schedule time for yourself? Do you always insist on paying for lunch or dinner, without ever considering that others may enjoy the same benefits of giving that […]

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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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Healing through art

October 13, 2013

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by Lucia Capacchione, Ph.D. —  Do you ever doodle while talking on the phone? Scribble on your class notes? Embellish the handouts at a business meeting with decorative designs? Doodling seems to come naturally to most people and we do not think too much about it. Yet, there is more than meets the eye in […]

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How to be a great networker

October 3, 2013

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by Mary Sanders —  How often do you think about being on the giving side instead of the receiving side? Many people attend networking meetings with the attitude of “What am I going to get out of this?” Sadly, the regulars in a group know this type of visitor all too well. They attend one […]

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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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10 steps to reduce stress in your life

August 16, 2013

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by John Koeberer  —  There is no doubt that stress kills. Many health professionals and medical analyses validate the strong negative impact stress can have on your health and general well-being, as well as your longevity. It is the chronic, day-in and day-out stress that is the problem. Stress can exacerbate pain, cause depression, obesity, […]

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Karma, service and forgiveness: Life’s golden keys

August 12, 2013

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by Master Ximena Gavino —  Millions of people are searching for knowledge, wisdom and practices to transform their physical and spiritual journeys. Everyone wishes to be happier, healthier, rejuvenated and successful in every aspect of life, including relationships and finances. Thousands of books, articles, seminars and workshops teach methods for accomplishing this. By the time […]

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Mapping your path with a business plan

July 29, 2013

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by Bruce Hodgman —  You would not start out on a cross-country trek without a map, so why would you try to start a business without a business plan? The importance of a comprehensive, thoughtful business plan cannot be overemphasized. A business plan precisely defines your business, identifies your goals and serves as your firm’s […]

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