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The Cheney Sisters and Family Values

We develop our core values, in part, from the early family scripts that we internalize. As we grow up, it’s through our unique personality, chosen partners and personal life experiences that we continue to weave the tapestry of our sibling bonds. Like the archetypal tale of Rachel and Leah, relationships with sisters can be a mix of love and rivalry, pride and resentment, cooperation and inflexibility. We all know that sibling rivalry is normal. In fact, disagreements between sisters are so common they’re often dismissed as part of growing up. … Continue reading

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Single on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a special time to express romantic love. But it can also put pressure on those who, every other day of the year, are perfectly fine with their single status. You may feel lonely on this day and worried that you don’t have the motivation to do what’s in your best interests. Photo by Keattikorn When you love your life you’re better able to control how you handle Valentine’s Day. Follow these practical tips and put this one day a year in perspective: Give yourself an emotional break … Continue reading

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Say Goodbye to Your College Kids and Hello to Yourself

After you’ve said goodbye to your college kids, it’s time to say hello to you. Imagine that you’re the woman in the photo below, journaling your way into the next chapter of your life. Engage in an active process of learning more about what you want to do. What nurtures your creative thinking? What stimulates your curiosity? Identify your natural talents. What comes so easily you often don’t notice it? How about the acquired skills you have used successfully? Think about what you consider to be your greatest personal strengths. … Continue reading

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Happiness in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan

As we mentioned earlier in the week, it was the monarch of the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan who first defined the concept of Gross National Happiness. But what is the Bhutanese formula for happiness? Like many psychological and social indicators, GNH is easier to describe than to define with statistical precision. However, the Bhutanese people seem to know that happiness is multi-dimensional. Learn more on Bhutan’s official website. The country is Buddhist and has a matriarchal system, very few cars, no branding in the shops, a single television station and … Continue reading

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