An Opportunity

In recent months I have had the chance to see the movie “Lincoln.”  Aside from tremendous acting on the part of the star-studded cast, I was moved by the character of a man such as Lincoln.  It is easy to make a statement such as that based upon the resistance he encountered as he worked…

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Who’s On Your Team?

Robin Roberts, the anchor for Good Morning America, recently returned to work after battling a life-threatening blood disease. She endured chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant, and months in the hospital and then isolation at home.  She speaks with great respect about her doctor and his great care for her that included his tears but also…

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Magnaflux

I own a 1985 Firebird, having bought it in July of 1985.  It has been a great car with lots of memories.  However, after about 20 years and nearly 250,000 miles, it was time to park it and get something that made a little more sense to drive in Colorado, and so I did.  The…

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Rejection

You have no doubt heard the phrase (maybe you have even spoken it), “rejection hurts.”  Well a recent study has concluded just how true that may be.  The results, published by the National Academy of Sciences, found that the regions of the brain that respond to physical pain overlap with those that react to social…

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The Real Deal

I recently read a humorous article regarding technology and how comfortable people are becoming with everything from Siri – the female-sounding voice assistant, to that familiar GPS voice.  Technology has certainly come a long ways in helping us – find directions, answer questions, check the weather, to even contacting our loved ones (what a concept). …

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How You Say It

Have you ever been told that the problem with your communication is not what you say but how you say it?  Most of us have heard that at one time or another.  Because we may not choose the best phrase or words, what we say is misunderstood and our best intentions go by the wayside. …

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Weddings

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I have the opportunity to be involved in a fair amount of pre-marital counseling with couples.  I am always excited to see couples make this a priority in their relationship steps because it tells me that they are being intentional about protecting the commitment that they are making to…

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Unlucky in Love

Beginning in 1986 Terri Orbuch, an author and psychologist commenced a study in which she followed the lives of 373 married couples for over 20 years.  Nearly half of these couples had divorced over the decades (pretty typical numbers), and they shared with the researcher lessons that they had learned as a result of their…

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