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28
Nov

Family Lies

Family lies are the corollary dynamic to family myths, except that lies are told to exaggerate the ugliness or badness of certain families or family members. Family lies operate when families fail […]

11
Nov

Detouring, Scapegoating & Triangulation

“Detouring” occurs when parents, rather than directing anger or criticism toward each other, focus the negativity on the child and the parent-child conflict thus serves to distract from the tension in the […]

04
Nov

Example of Triangulation

Many of you contacted me for more information about triangulation. Here is just 2 examples of triangulation: • A husband who is upset with his wife might start spending more time with […]

28
Oct

Gratitude

Did you know that studies show that practicing gratitude can increase your happiness levels by about 25 percent? Here are a few ways to practice gratitude: 1. Morning Coffee Gratitude. As you […]

17
Oct

I’m in a Bad Mood!

Moodiness is a part of everyone’s life. Sometimes we feel happy, other times we are sad. Some days we have a lot of energy, while at other times we may be fatigued and unmotivated. When moods begin to interfere or hurt our relationships, our sense of self, or our productivity at school, work or home, it may be time to search for help. Moods can be pervasive, lasting weeks or months as does depression, for example. Moods can be acute and overwhelming, but last just a moment (anger, anxiety, etc.)

10
Oct

Colors of Autumn – Unmask Your Hidden Wonder

Green leaves contain a pigment known as chlorophyll. During Spring and Summer, chlorophylls’ green color masks the colors of any other pigments in the leaf. As daylight hours shorten and temperatures cool, […]

03
Oct

Learning Styles

Everyone learns differently. This brief article reviews some of the common learning styles people employ. It’s good to know your unique learning preferences and those of your loved ones. Here are a […]

07
Sep

Advantages of Mediation over Litigation

There are numerous reasons for choosing mediation over litigation of your legal issues. Experts agree that mediation is far less costly, quicker, more efficient, private and confidential when compared to litigation. Moreover, […]

30
Aug

Triangulation & Family Dynamics

Every family, divorced or intact, experiences the fascinating dynamic called “triangulation.” Triangulation involves three (3) individuals, namely: Mom, Dad, and Child. Let’s explore what happens. The illustration above shows a Father, Mother […]

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