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The Language of Love

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 17:20

Close your eyes and think of the last time you felt deeply loved and appreciated. What did that person do to make you feel so special? Did they give you a warm hug? Bring home a personal gift after a vacation? Tell you how immensely proud they were of you?


Whatever it was, they were speaking your love language. And if it worked, it must mean they’re fluent.


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Date Your Spouse

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 16:43

The excitement and allure of dating shouldn’t disappear once you’ve sealed the deal with marriage. Not only should the fire and passion stick around, but grow in strength and depth. 

Dating your spouse is an incredibly powerful tool to keep your connection strong and encourage continuous growth. However, for some couples, especially those with kids or stressful work situations, dating takes a back seat. 

We’re here to help prevent that by showcasing simple, effective ways to date your spouse, no matter your situation. Starting with a few quick rules:

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Finding (and living!) Your WHY

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 13:08

Do you want more fulfillment and joy in your life?

One of the easiest ways to do both is by finding your WHY and choosing to actively align your life with it.

What Is Your WHY?

Your WHY is your purpose for being. It’s your greatest passion. It’s the beliefs and values driving you to be your best every day.

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New Year, Same Love: How to Assess Your Connection in 2020

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 11:40

A new year is here! Which means new goals and fresh perspectives—including your romantic relationship. Whether you’re married or dating, a refresh is probably in order.

Assessing your connection and commitment to growing your relationship is often an uncomfortable but important task. Taking time to talk and intentionally make a renewed commitment to each other can be a way to enhance your life together.

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Enjoy Christmas Without The Stress

Mon, 11/25/2019 - 14:16

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, right? Then why do 88% of Americans feel stressed out during the holidays?

Sure, the holiday season is packed with great food, cheerful music, time with loved ones, and gifts galore, but it also entails junk like:

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You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf-- Jon Kabat-Zinn

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 21:05

Racing thoughts

Don’t let your thoughts rule you -- learn to rule your thoughts. A restless mind has many effects that can include trouble sleeping, poor decision-making, anxiety and even depression when left to run amuck. The Buddhist term “Monkey Mind” stems from the observation that left untamed, our minds' natural state can tend toward being unsettled, restless, indecisive and uncontrollable. Sometimes called the “racing mind”.  

Here are Four ways to work at calming your “racing mind”


The Power of Words

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 23:56

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words may never hurt me!” I believe most of us, if not all, are familiar with this saying. Sadly, this saying is inaccurate, especially in regards to the words we use with our children. 

Angie Appelgate