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2 Simple Steps Toward Conscious Intention

One essential element of meaningful living is that of how you use the power of conscious intention.  Each one of us develops our own patterns of day to day, year-to-year living; these patterns are essentially habitual ways of seeing and relating to the world.  For ...

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Self-Soothing: Your Way Out of Stress

Sometimes, as they say, “life happens.” Whether life is going well or you’re going through some tough times, you need to have strategies for staying grounded. Today I want to tell you about a psychological concept that is essential in this regard: self-soothing. ...

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Building Intimacy

Developing connected relationships with those around you is a critical part of having a meaningful life. But, as much as many of us might like the idea of emotional intimacy, it isn’t always easy to create. What is Intimacy? One reason for this is that ...

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Relationships: Closeness and Intimacy are Not the Same

Both closeness and intimacy are vital ingredients to a sustained healthy connection. Often we hear these terms used in reference to relationships as though they are the same. But in fact, they refer to different facets of our connections with others. Closeness has to do with our experience ...

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What Do You Stand For?

It’s hard to make the most out of our life experiences if we don’t have a sense of who we are and who we are growing into. Having a vision about this is key. I want to share with you an important question I return to periodically in my own pursuit of making the most of it: “What ...

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How to Build Better Communications - First, Make Contact

A really important part of meaningful living has to do with meaningful connections with others in our lives. We may spend a lot of time with family, friends, partners, co-workers, but the quality of these relationships really isn’t about how much time we spend together. In fact, you may have ...

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