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Do I Need Marriage Counseling?

  Do you remember when you first got married? How you believed that you could conquer anything and defy the odds with your love? That you were soulmates destined to be together for all eternity? This is what most of us enter into marriage believing. After all, if you thought it was… Read More >>

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Don’t Make Resolutions

I don’t make resolutions, especially at the beginning of the year. You might ask why. Because it is a set-up for failure. And failure leads to self-loathing, which can lead to depression and take a toll on your self-esteem. Furthermore, most resolutions are unrealistic and unattainable to begin with. Now you may… Read More >>

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HOW TO BE THANKFUL WHEN YOU’RE NOT

Have you ever wondered how to be thankful when you’re not? It’s no easy task. With relationship problems, financial woes, workplace hardships, and difficult children, it’s no wonder we can’t always find something to be thankful for. Rather, it is easier to get stuck with negative thoughts and beliefs that everyone else… Read More >>

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When the Challenges of Raising a Child With Special Needs Becomes Too Much: One Mother’s Attempted Murder-Suicide

Raising a child with special needs, such as autism, can be challenging, as most of us know. But never would I imagine what happened recently. As I read the recent article about a mother that attempted to kill herself and her daughter with special needs, all I could do was feel sad.… Read More >>

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I JUST NEEDED A BREAK

I just needed a break. Plain and simple. If anybody is wondering where I’ve been and why you haven’t seen my blogs lately, it’s because I JUST NEEDED A BREAK. I decided to practice what I preach. I realized that every day, I’m talking with people and encouraging them to take a… Read More >>

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Are You Happy? – Finding and Keeping Happiness

Are you happy? When is the last time you even thought about that question? What does that even mean to you? Why is it so hard to answer? If you are a parent, especially if you are a single parent, work outside of the home, or have a child with special needs,… Read More >>

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Raising Mentally Ill Children: What It’s Really Like

Raising mentally ill children is no easy task. Having tuned in this week to “psych week” on Discovery Fit & Health, I must admit that my heart aches for these families. I watched episodes about children with bipolar disorder, autism, and schizophrenia. Discovery Channel did an excellent job producing these shows, but… Read More >>

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Problems in a Relationship: 7 Relationship Tips That You Can Use Today

Each day, someone will ask me, “Can you help me with my relationship?” Quite often, it is followed by, “My husband (or wife) won’t come to therapy.” I’m here to tell you it’s okay. Believe it or not, one person can affect far more change in a relationship than you might have… Read More >>

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Entitled Children: Have We Gone Too Far?

Many feel that we are raising a generation of entitled children worse than ever before. We give constant praise for mediocrity and fear damaging our children’s self-esteem if we are honest. But have we gone too far? Last week, one of my friends wrote on Facebook “my son just received a trophy… Read More >>

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What is a Normal Relationship?

What is a normal relationship? Most of us grow up believing that the relationship we see our parents have is what a “normal” relationship looks like. Even those who grow up in alcoholic and/or abusive households will believe this (for a while). After all, when you’re young, you don’t have much of… Read More >>

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