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First, I have to say thank you for all of the encouraging notes I receive each week after my blog goes live. I read every single one, and I try to address many of the questions I receive, right here in my blog. so please, keep them coming. It seems like...

Have you ever been in a relationship with a person who, when they are not happy with you or their world, they go into a withdrawal pattern? They shut you out and become silent, leaving you to play the guessing game about the why. Communication is the foundation of a loving...

There are particular traits that those with healthy personalities have. One of these traits is agreeableness. Do you agree that agreeableness is a lovely thing? Is there someone in your life that no matter what you say, they object? Argumentative, forceful and constantly pushing their personal agenda. Anything but agreeable. This...

It might be safe to say that there was a narcissist in The Wizard of Oz, and that would be the wicked witch, the bad character surrounded by her flying monkeys. Most evil characters have their groupies or flying monkeys, who do whatever they are told to do by their...

Lets face it, there are some people in our lives we won't miss if they go bye-bye. Really, you know it's true. Right now , someone has popped up in your mind as you read this. We have to learn how to disconnect without putting these folks in a blender and...

Comparison is a killer of joy. Don't do it. Nothing good can come of this. You are unique and self love is a must. Be the very best you can be, with no thoughts about the others. Let go of thoughts of others and you will find peace. We can always find...

Can our happiness effect our heart health? Researchers have been looking for an answer to this question, and some are finding a definite connection. Lisa Berkman and Harvard have spent time trying to connect love, happiness and how they effect our heart health in terms of behavioral, biological, and cognitive...

The answer is yes. Unequivocally Yes with a capital Y. The question is , does the constant barrage of bad news we are exposed to in local, national and international media affect us negatively? There are some things we can never unsee. Once we are exposed , it is  imprinted on our...

It's that time of year again. The time when we all start looking at ourselves, and making promises about things we won't do, and changes we won't make. And why should we? What if we love the hot mess that we are? What if instead of New Years resolutions, we...

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