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‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly, and Avoid Holiday Family Conflicts.

It’s the holidays, it’s the best time of the year. Or at least, it’s supposed to be. Often the joy of the holiday season can be overshadowed by family drama, conflict, and disagreements. Some of this may come in waves of anticipation, making it difficult to commit happily to family gatherings. Other times it happens

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Mindfulness for Healthy Relationships

In reading Jon Kabat-Zinn’s book, “Wherever You Go, There You Are,” we learn the valuable way to stay present with our partner, to learn new things everyday about ourselves and our loved ones, through the practice of presence. Mindfulness is a simple concept. Its power lies in its practice and its applications. Mindfulness means paying

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The Role of Acceptance in Relationships

What is acceptance in a relationship? Acceptance is the underlying receiving and valuing of another person as they are. In a relationship, acceptance is a very critical component to added and building of trust and security. Think about a person in your life that you know will always be there for you, even when you

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Revive Your Relationship Simply By Learning to Listen

     Relationships are hard. Whether it be a friendship, a working relationship, a dating relationship, a marriage, or a relationship with a family member, a thriving relationship takes a lot of work. Those of you who have been in long term relationships or are parents of adult or teen children probably know this full well.

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Lauren’s’ Musings For Your Healing Journey

Greetings! I wanted to share with you a few quotes from some of my favorite authors at the moment. I invite you to take a look at these books, and use them on your healing journey. “The Body Keeps the Score” by Bessel van der Kolk “How to Do the Work” by Dr. Nicole LePera

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How Mindfulness Practices Can Positively Impact Your Day to Day

What is Mindfulness Meditation?   Mindfulness can be defined as: paying attention, on purpose, with intention, in the present moment, with loving-kindness and without judgement. Taking a mindful minute, to re-engage with the present moment, and notice your thoughts as they go by, like clouds in the sky, anchoring your attention to the inhale and exhale,

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