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Marriageology – The Art and Science of Staying Together

            For anyone married or planning to get married, the book “Marriageology – The Art and Science of Staying Together” by Belinda Luscombe is a must-read book.  Not since the book “Five Love Languages” has there been a book I felt like recommending to patients seeking help to understand their marriage better.  The book is […]

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Habits, They Make Us or Break Us

Habits play a significant role in our lives.  By some estimates, half of our behaviors including what we think, say, feel, and do are controlled by our habits.  As you might expect, if you want to make an important change in life, you will probably have to change some habits. Hundreds of articles and books […]

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The Benefits of Gratitude

            While Thanksgiving Day may have hurried by, the spirit of thanksgiving is a treasure we can endeavor to carry forward.  The act of giving thanks brings inner peace, turns what we have into enough, and gives hope for tomorrow.  Gratitude is about noticing simple pleasures and acknowledging the miracle of life.             I am […]

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Thoughts for daily living

                Our physical and mental well being is inseparable.  Each has the potential to enhance or detract from the quality of our life and the lives of those around us.                  Our lifestyle habits are infectious.  A smile is often returned with a smile.  Unfortunately, a negative attitude can be similarly infectious. Being surrounded by […]

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Experiences Trump Stuff

Glitzy ads often make the not so subtle proposition that having more things brings happiness.  Of course, there are many things that can contribute to our comfort, security, sense of stability, and perhaps even our happiness. Unfortunately, after our basic needs are met, having more things seldom contributes very much too long term happiness.  It’s […]

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Let Us Give Thanks

            Thanksgiving is an opportunity to enjoy friends, family, food and reflect on our blessings.  While deviating from our usual diet is the norm, there are still opportunities to make amends without an awkward detour around the day’s opportunity for relaxation, fun and a bit of indulgence.  While moderation is the keyword, what we do […]

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Reframe Your Holiday

    Holidays can be a stressful time without an attitude of gratefulness to support us.  Sometimes our relationship with fellow workers, close friends and family seem to be the source of our greatest stress. While you can’t change your family, you can change how you look at them.  Before your next encounter, reframe your expectations with […]

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Is Happiness Healthy?

As it happens, happiness has a remarkably positive effect on health.  While this knowledge has been with humanity since at least the beginning of recorded history, you might wonder why everyone hasn’t latched onto this health-giving gem of wisdom.     Despite advances in labor-saving technologies, reductions in worldwide poverty, and a plethora of entertainment diversions people […]

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The Mystery of Contentment

In a world where having more possessions is often portrayed as essential to contentment, it’s easy to lose sight of what brings lasting contentment.    Charles Schultz, through the voice of Charlie Brown, suggests a path to contentment with his Christmas wish.  “Dear Santa, I already have everything I could possibly wish for this year. […]