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Choose the Right CareerChoosing the right career can seem daunting. Sometimes you may think you’re on the right track but change your mind once you get started. It can be stressful figuring it out! Continue reading

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Managing Stress from Computers

Recently I went through another lesson in managing stress with technological issues. It all began on a day when I was writing up receipts for clients. I had just gotten started when my accounting program shut down. After re-opening it three or four times, it no longer would start. Continue reading

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Mental Health AwarenessMental Health awareness is growing every decade. The stigma surrounding mental health issues has been lessening but still has a long way to go. Campaigns such as Bell Canada’s Let’s talk really help in raising awareness. Continue reading

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Be Your Own Hero
Using your heroes in life may sound pretty weird. But we all have heroes-in real life, on TV on the internet, in books, or in history. They’re people whose characteristics we really like. What is it that you admire about them? What do they do that you could emulate? Continue reading

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Feeling beautiful after dune buggy drivingGoal setting

Goal setting daily, monthly, quarterly, annually, or every 5 or 10 years can help us live purposeful, rich, and juicy lives. Beginning with feelings first can help us Continue reading

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Couple arguingMany people ask for relationship help when arguments seem to keep reaching an impasse. What can you do when you feel like both of you are locked in your positions? Continue reading

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Goal settingThe S.M.A.R.T goal acronym is not new. Continue reading

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Goal setting

There are many ways to do some goal setting that can really work. Continue reading

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A Loving Relationship

A close relationship is something we all want. Two relationship experts, John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman, studied relationships for over 40 years. They found that the friendship a couple has really is the foundation of the relationship.

Below are some questions created by the Gottmans to help you think about your relationship:

We enjoy doing even the smallest things together, like folding laundry or watching TV.
True
False
I look forward to spending my free time with my partner.
True
False
At the end of the day my partner is glad to see me.
True
False
My partner is usually interested in hearing my views on things.
True
False
I really enjoy discussing things with my partner.
True
False
My partner is one of my best friends.
True
False
I think my partner would consider me a very close friend.
True
False
We love just talking to each other.
True
False
When we go out, the time goes very quickly.
True
False
We always have a lot to say to each other.
True
False
We have a lot of fun together in our everyday lives.
True
False
We are spiritually very compatible.
True
False
We tend to share the same basic values in life.
True
False
We like to spend time together in similar ways.
True
False
We really have a lot of interests in common.
True
False
We have many of the same dreams and life goals.
True
False
We like to do a lot of the same things.
True
False
Even though our interests are somewhat different, I enjoy my partner’s interests.
True
False
Whatever we do together we usually tend to have a good time.
True
False
My partner tells me when s/he has had a bad day.
True
False

What do you think? Do you have a close relationship?

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Way out of addiction in couple's therapy

 

Addiction and couples’ therapy were two things Jack and Jill* never thought they’d be involved in. But here they sat in my office trying to figure it all out.

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