Category Archives: life stresses and patience

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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The Value in Perspective Taking by Sandy Morrison

    I don’t know that I agree that any experience can be transformed into something with positive value.  For example, I would find it nearly impossible to find something positive in things like domestic abuse, terrorism, or starving children.  Putting … Continue reading

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Keeping the Connection: How to Maintain Your Romantic Relationship with the Arrival of Baby by Sarah Beth Thompson

“You need to do everything fun in life now before you have children, because once you do, your life is over.” I overheard this statement from a family last summer and my first thought was, “No! It does not have … Continue reading

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Stop, Look and Listen: How to React to Conflict without Blowing Up by Laura Knizley

Everybody has conflict.  Period.  Avoiding conflict will only create more feelings of resentment and bitterness towards the other person.  So, is it a lose-lose situation?  Do we either get our feelings hurt in a major blow out or sweep it … Continue reading

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The only thing that stays the same is change…

Throughout my life many things have changed; my jobs have changed, my friendships have changed, my relationships have changed, and my family has changed. Change is rarely easy and even usually positive changes, such as the birth of my children, … Continue reading

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