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Apologies and Forgiveness – Part 1 of 3

Apologies can be powerful in healing relationships and bringing about reconciliation.  However, a poor apology can make a bad situation worse. Giving an apology can provoke feelings of shame because of having to admit to self a mistake was made. It is easy to call it a “mistake” but sometimes, let’s just be real, it was not a mistake, it …

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Seven Virtual Book Tour September & October 2011 Join Author, Paige Agnew on her Virtual Book Tour, starting September 12th sponsored by The YP Publishing. Young Adult  * Mystery * Suspense * Romance Visit Paige Agnew’s website About the Book     When seven strangers are thrown together to be pawns in a psycho’s mind game, they realize that they have …

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Five Love Languages: What’s All the Hype?

 If you have read The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman, then you know why it is important to know how to show those you love that they are loved in a way that is meaningful to them. For example, Suzie’s love language is Acts of Service.  That means she feels most loved by things friends and family do for …

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Boundary or Wall?

Sometimes people get so tired of being hurt, taken advantage of, abused, misused, mistreated, you name it, that they are forced to do something different.  However, that something different is just the other side of the same leaf.  In other words, it is finding a new way to do the same thing. If you are tired of being a door mat, …

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Fathers Parenting After Divorce

 What contributes to the decline in relationship between fathers and their children after divorce? Factors that Influence the Relationships Between Divorced Fathers and Their Children · · · father role confusion legal system relationship between the former spouse and the divorced father children have busy schedules and other activities geographical distance How can one be expected to easily go from …

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What Is Going On Inside That Head of Yours?

Do your wonder if your teen’s behavior is normal, or if maybe you are going crazy? Blame it on the brain. Normal brain development in teens can leave parents confused, daze, and downright frustrated. Patience. Help is on the way… you only have to wait until mid 20’s.

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Grief, Loss, and Hope

The 5 Stages of Grief from the popular TV series Monk is humorous, but actually experiencing grief and loss is not a laughing matter. The stages, though not really stages as though you hop from one to the next, of grief and loss are more like a rollercoaster of emotions.  “The first couple of days the pain was unbearable.  I’ve never …

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 “If one makes a mistake, then an apology is usually sufficient to get things back on an even keel. However-and this is a big ‘however’- most people do not ever know why their apology did not seem to have any effect. It is simply that they did not make a mistake; they made a choice…and never understood the difference between …

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Why Spirituality in the Counseling Office

By Valencia Agnew M.A., L.L.P. Does how you are feeling spiritually really affect your physical and emotional health? When is the last time you took a physical, emotional, and spiritual check up? Lately, everywhere I look attention is being given to spirituality. What is all the hype about? It appears more research is being done and more evidence is pointing …

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