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Archives for January, 2014

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A Simple Way to Enhance Intimacy: Watch TV “Together”

Research tells us that what is novel or out of the ordinary has been found to change neurochemistry and actually stimulate hormones related to excitement and desire. If you are one of many couples who like different TV shows that you watch in different rooms, consider the novelty of finding, saving and watching a show together. It may well enhance intimacy!

Enhanced intimacy is much more than watching a show together once and ending up...
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Barbara Coloroso

No Innocent Bystanders:The Role We Play in Reducing Violence

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
-Martin Luther King Jr.
In a culture that is horrified at the degree of interpersonal violence reflected in child abuse, school shootings, bullying, Intimate Partner Violence, racial discrimination, hate crimes and suicide rates, it is worth considering that there are no innocent bystanders.

The well-known slogan “ If you see something—say something” merits our attention beyond just noticing an unattended package.
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The Loss of A Child to Suicide: Complicated Pain

The loss of a child is an unspeakable trauma. When that death is caused by suicide, the pain becomes more complicated.

There are 39,000 deaths a year by suicide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death in the United States among 19-14 year olds and 15-14 year olds, and the second leading cause among 25-34 year olds. Spanning the ages, each of those who have taken their lives is someone’s...
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Turn Down Perfectionism and Turn Up Success:Four Possible Ways

One of the most productive things you can do to improve your success in any aspect of life is to turn down perfectionism.

Perfectionism is the pervasive need to achieve an unrealistic standard of perfection-There is no other choice.

Perfectionism is often driven by historical expectations of perfection, excessive criticism and lack of secure and loving attachment.
Perfection becomes the necessary criteria for love and self-worth.
Given we live in a culture that pushes perfection...
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