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Feeling Out of Balance?

As summer winds down, do you find yourself ramping up your activity? For example, are you recently busier at work and perhaps supporting your children with their nightly homework? Long work hours and parenting can limit time and energy for intimacy with your partner. Additionally, preoccupation with various forms of […]

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What is Your Happy Place?

What is your happy place? Summer fun can heighten our enjoyment, senses and delight. I feel my clearest and brightest in nature—in or around moving water, in the woods and in the mountains. When I cannot be in those places physically, I use my imagination to bring me […]

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Couples’ Happiness

The foundation of couples’ happiness is each person feeling good about him or herself and their own lives. Self-esteem, self-respect and an ample sense of personal fulfillment pave the way for respect and kindness toward your partner. While you can’t “make” your mate happy, consistently compassionate and supportive actions contribute […]

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Love Habits

Stopping negative thoughts and behaviors can be tricky. Living in the trance of our programming creates a sleepy life with dull emotions and lack of luster. How can we develop “love habits?” How can we share more love with our partners and companions on the journey? Great […]

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Busting Myths About Couples Retreats

Busting Myths About Couples Retreats by Ruth Sharon When Jim and I invite committed couples of all ages to our retreats, we sometimes get push back. Many people say things that show me that they may not truly understand the value and benefits of a couples retreat. […]

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Public Display of Affection

  Do you like public display of affection (PDA)?  Some do, some find it offensive. What if seeing others’ love can inspire you to expand your heart, to love even more–and to desire a true love relationship ? At our Celebration of Love on Valentine’s Day,  we all […]

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The “Happy” Movie

A few times each year I like to devote a blog to some aspect of positive psychology, which is my favorite area of psychology. Today I’m offering a synopsis of the 2011 documentary film Happy, written, directed, and co-produced by Academy Award nominee Roko Belic. My wife […]

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A Main Feature of Happiness

As a proponent of positive psychology, I have previously written a few blog posts about various features concerning the psychology of happiness. In this post, I will focus on a key trait that most happy people manifest. While the average person seeks to maximize pleasure and minimize […]

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The Nature of Happiness

I am happy even before I have a reason. I am full of Light even before the sky can greet the sun or the moon. Dear companions, we have been in love with God for so very, very long. What can Hafiz now do but Forever Dance! […]

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True Happiness

We cannot obtain happiness; we can only be happy.    Seth Chernoff During this season, we commonly wish each other  “happy holidays” or some version thereof.   However, how often do we reflect on what it means to be deeply happy or contented? I have found a lot of […]

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