Monthly Archives: November 2012

More keys to having a great relationship

There are several keys to a great relationship. Here’s the one that has transformed my marriage. Humility. Not my humility, mind you. My wife’s. She is the humblest person I have ever met. Admittedly I was initially attracted to the…

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Great expectations

Originally posted on Spirit Scraps:
They sneak up on us. They get even the best of us. Great expectations. And no, I’m not taking about the novel by Charles Dickens. I’m talking about what we expect of ourselves, our families…

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10 Signs that Your Relationship is in Trouble

10 Signs that Your Relationship is in Trouble.

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On the dangers of expectations

Originally posted on The Divine Guide Within:
Expectations are a part of human nature. We have expectations for others and expectations for ourselves. Some expectations are fruitful and motivate either ourselves or others to excel. The problem with having expectations comes…

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Happy Thanksgivings

Thanksgiving comes to us out of the prehistoric dimness, universal to all ages and all faiths.  At whatever straws we must grasp, there is always a time for gratitude and new beginnings.  ~J. Robert Moskin

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On NATURAL/LOGICAL CONSEQUENCES (reblog)

Originally posted on Kim's Counseling Corner:
Many years ago, I was given some informal training in the Love and Logic parenting techniques. Like most information sources, I integrate and use the ideas that fit my values and circumstances. Love and Logic actually…

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On family rules and boundaries (reblog)

Originally posted on Teen Talk:
By: Katie Luce, LMFT Site Director at Redwood High School Family rules and boundaries can provide a sense of stability to teenagers who are struggling to decipher relationships, roles, and even their own personalities. Although…

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In reflection of Thanksgiving…

During the time of Thanksgiving, and hopefully thought the year, we often reflect on the things in our lives we are thankful for.  I am so thankful that I have my family and friends around not just when I need … Continue reading

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Part II, Play Therapy for the High School Counselor

This is the second part of a workshop I presented last year at the annual Alabama Counseling Association’s annual conference.  It’s Play Therapy, part II, for the school counselor grades 7th – 12th.

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Originally posted on help4yourfamily:
An icon illustrating a parent and child (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Written by, Kate Oliver, MSW, LCSW-C The third aspect of the PLACE parenting attitude, which I have been highlighting in our weekly affirmations is accepting. This…

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