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How to Stop Your Brain From Telling You Lies

When I was a new lawyer, I would get very stressed out and overwhelmed by my workload. My reaction would be to eat the peanut M&Ms the secretaries kept in the candy bowl. Like maybe almost the whole

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Did You Think Before Eating That Doughnut?

Last week, I talked about meditation and how it can help you reach a healthy weight. One of the benefits of meditation is that it increases your awareness because, at its essence, meditation is all

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Meditation Really Can Help You Lose Weight!

Meditation. People are saying it can help you in numerous ways. Well it can. One of those ways is in losing weight. I won’t tell you that if you start meditating today, you’ll lose weight tomorrow.

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How to Really Enjoy Food on Vacation Without Gaining Weight

With summer coming, many of you probably have plans to take a vacation. When you go on vacation, how do you eat? Do you eat differently than you do at home? Do you pretty much always gain weight on vacation? When

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If Hunger Isn’t the Problem, Food Isn’t the Solution

Why are people overweight? We have lots of excuses. “I have a slow metabolism.” “I’ve tried so hard to eat less, but I hate being hungry.” “I just love the taste of food.” Those are just

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How to be a Great Gift Giver

Do you like buying gifts? Or do you dread it? Or does it depend upon the situation? Giving is supposed to be a rewarding and positive activity. Voluntary. An act of love and generosity. Why are some people

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Want to Have a Great Relationship with Your Adult Daughter? Throw Away the Manual!

You love your daughter so much.  You’ve given much of your life to raising her the best you possibly can. You’ve given her lots of love and have made so many sacrifices for her.  Now that

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Want a Love that Lasts? Be Yourself and Love Yourself

The dynamics of relationships can be very strange. First, you meet someone and find him very attractive. He finds you attractive. What he initially sees and finds attractive is usually you being yourself. So

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Stoke the Marriage Flames with Mystery Dates and Trips

My husband Eric recently marked our shared calendar “Mystery Date.” I notice it and start to wonder.  Where are we going? I won’t know until we get there, although he will give me some instructions,

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In Relationships, You Reap What You Sow

It really is true.  We get out of a relationship what we put into it. All relationships, be they with your spouse, children, parents, coworkers or friends. My marriage is fantastic! It hasn’t always

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Make Your Marriage a Negativity-Free Zone

When you are cranky or frustrated, do you blame someone else, like your spouse? Do you avoid intimacy or working out conflict by spending too much time on Facebook, watching a lot of television, doing

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Fear Can Make You Boring

Have you ever pondered why some people are fascinating while others seem dreadfully boring? I have thought about this quite a bit. Whenever I have to spend time with someone who I find snoozy dull, I wonder,

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Kind Speech is the Glue that Keeps Love Alive

How do you talk to your spouse? Do you speak as kindly as you would like to be spoken to most of the time? Or do you take him for granted and treat him like someone who isn’t very important? Really

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Watch Your Love Soar With Daily Caring Deeds

I was coaching a client this morning by telephone, when his wife walked into his office. She thought he didn’t have time for breakfast, so she brought him a bagel and coffee. I thought that was so

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Choices for a Happier Year

Whether you make New Year’s resolutions or not, it is always good to assess where you are with your life and the direction you want it to take. As Lewis Carroll said, “if you don’t know where

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6 Tips for NOT Gaining Weight This Holiday

6 Tips for NOT Gaining Weight This Holiday Most people gain at least couple of pounds over the holidays. This is not inevitable, however! You can enjoy holiday treats without overeating and gaining

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Why Wait Until Next Year?

Every year, we all know at least one person who has made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight. It’s the first of the year, a fresh start, a new page. A huge percentage of these folks will start a

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Is Emotional Infidelity Worse Than A Physical Affair?

The media depicts a world where married couples seem incapable of being faithful to one another. It is a world in which lying to someone you love and cheating is glorified, sexy and exciting, while the

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Great Spouses Aren’t Selfish–8 Ways to Overcome it

Over the next few months, I’ll be writing about personality traits and habits that can make a marriage succeed or fail.  This week’s post is about selfishness. When we are teenagers,

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You Can Be Self-Confident

You either have self-confidence or you don’t, right? Wrong. Anyone can develop self-confidence. You just have to be open to change. A great irony is that people who lack self-confidence are the same

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