Category Archives: centered

Mindfulness Meditation: What it is and How it Can Strengthen your Relationship Satisfaction.

When I first heard about mindfulness, I was a bit skeptical. But through much reading and hands-on learning, I have felt the benefits firsthand and I want to share them with you. Mindfulness is commonly defined as “a state of … Continue reading

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Relationship Health

I talk a lot about healthy relationships and marriages in my line of work. When I teach relationship education classes to couples I emphasize what behaviors are present in a healthy relationship and what a positive, loving relationship looks like. … Continue reading

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Fathers are Forever

I Coordinate the STRONG Families Initiative at the Alfred Saliba Center for Families in Dothan, AL. I am writing to share an experience of heroism and love. My parents are celebrating 58 years of marriage on November 17, 2013. I … Continue reading

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“A New Year, a New Me!”

Oh, how I used to love that saying! In celebrating every New Year’s Eve, I was one of those who always made New Year resolutions. They didn’t seem grandiose or extraordinary to my friends, but to me they were HUGE! … Continue reading

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It’s the Thought that Counts

I had a conversation with my youngest daughter a couple of weeks ago, and as we were talking, she noticed that my mind had drifted someplace else. She could tell immediately, so she touched my face and said “Mom, I … Continue reading

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