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The Greatest Aphrodisiac of All…Wait for it…

From the category Five Minute Articles For Your Consideration

The only reason to read the rest of the article is because you are anticipating the answer, right? Continue Reading

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The One-Minute Mentor

From the category Five Minute Articles For Your Consideration

The Mentor-Mentee relationship serves a very specific purpose for each of us, which is why we have so few of them in our lifetime. Being able to recognize our mentors is crucial, as they advance knowledge and wisdom from one generation to the next. They help us create outcomes that we can visualize but cannot readily produce on our own. The relationship between a mentor and mentee is highly interactive, engaging and collaborative. In the words of Ben Franklin, “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Continue Reading

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Five Tips For Keeping Your Sanity During The Holiday Season

From the category Five Minute Articles For Your Consideration

The holidays are upon us and bringing with them more ups and downs than a fiddler’s bow.

The holiday season begins around Halloween and hits its first plateau at Thanksgiving before building to a frantic crescendo between Christmas and New Years.  By the time we get into the New Year we’re weary, worn out, and weigh more than Santa himself.  But salvation is close at hand since we still have our New Year’s resolutions to pardon us of our past indulgences by replacing them with massive restrictions.  That’s the cycle of the Holiday Season; indulgence, salvation, restriction, repeat.  Who said it’s the most wonderful time of the year! Continue Reading

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Think About It…

From the category Fast Facts

In 2013 the following question was posted on reddit; If somebody from the 1950’s suddenly appeared today, what would be the most difficult thing to explain to them about life today?  The answer is not surprising, but it is a little unsettling. Continue Reading

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Couples Communication: Listening Without Reacting

From the category Five Minute Articles For Your Consideration

We often associate communication with what is being said and not with what is being heard.  Research shows (Adler, R. et. al., 2001) that we spend approximately 30% more time listening than talking in communication, yet listening is far less understood.  It doesn’t matter how good a communicator you are if nobody hears what you’re saying.  One of the main differences between talking and listening is that you cannot prepare to listen.  Continue Reading

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4 Ways For You To Think Like A Therapist

From the category Five Minute Articles For Your Consideration

It’s not that difficult to think like a therapist.  A lot of it is just common sense.  It’s not about knowing who is right or wrong, it’s about applying critical thinking to situations, having a good understanding of contextual information, knowing the role of empathy, staying current and relatable and being naturally curious.  The art of doing psychotherapy, on the other hand, requires a lot of skill but thinking like a therapist can make a big difference right now in how you manage your problems. Continue Reading

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Can Karma Dance?

From the category Concepts In Motion

The short answer is, yes it can.  However, to understand the motion of karma we have to view it in contrast to its close cousin, Determinism.

The philosophy of Determinism states that everything we do is directly related to our previous actions.  In this way all of our actions hang together like unbroken links in a chain.  Viewed three dimensionally, the links are influenced by our genetics, environmental factors and our personality makeup.  Continue Reading

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