Have you heard the Good news about the TRUE Divorce Rates in America? The estimated rates for divorce supported even by the US Bureau of the Census have been has high as 60 to 70% for marriages. However, reported in The GOOD NEWS ABOUT MARRIAGES, (2014) SHAUTNI FELDAHN AND TALLY WHITEHEADS’S book, and corrected by

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Whether we know it, or not, most of us react to life as vic­tims. When­ever we refuse to take respon­si­bil­ity for our­selves, we are uncon­sciously choos­ing to react as vic­tim. This inevitably cre­ates feel­ings of anger, fear, guilt or inad­e­quacy and leaves us feel­ing betrayed, or taken advan­tage of by others. Read the full article

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by Carolyn Placzek | Aug 15, 2015 | Couples | After working with couples and individuals for the last few years, there seems to be one common theme underlying most relationships at one point in time or another during the course of therapy. Whether there is not enough, too much, or there is confusion about

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by Carolyn Placzek | Aug 15, 2015 | Couples | Dr. Sue Johnson is an author, clinical psychologist, researcher, professor, popular presenter and speaker and a leading innovator in the field of couples’ therapy. Dr. Johnson is the primary developer of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), which has demonstrated its effectiveness in over 25 years of peer-reviewed

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by Carolyn Placzek | Aug 15, 2015 | Adolescents, Family | Seven thousand teenagers wrestling with the churning emotions of adolescence, exam stress and peer pressure are to take part in an unprecedented trial of the effect of mindfulness meditation on mental health. Read More from the Guardian.com story           Photo

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by Carolyn Placzek | Aug 15, 2015 | Family | I hit the breaking point as a parent a few years ago. It was the week of my extended family’s annual gathering in August, and we were struggling with assorted crises. My parents were aging; my wife and I were straining under the chaos of

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by Carolyn Placzek | Aug 7, 2015 | Couples, Executive Coaching, Individuals | I grew up with my full complement of ‘shoulds’ as most of us did. Mine had their own theme, etiology and of course purpose for those who taught them to me. As a child they became my indisputable rule book and those

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by Carolyn Placzek | Aug 6, 2015 | Executive Coaching, Stress Management | Be Thankful “Make a gratitude list” and say “thank you.”  When under stress, sit down and make a list of all the things and people you are grateful for.  If possible, call or write those you are grateful to and let them

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