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LEAP into Spring Holidays

This week Jews and Christians observe spring festivals celebrating freedom – Passover – and rebirth – Easter. Would you like to carry over these concepts from the holiday table into your personal lives? If you are willing to take a LEAP, you can express your own freedom as you work to create new beginnings for yourself. One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. Andre Gide To begin your LEAP, you’ll need to Let go of what is holding … Continue reading

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Take Stock of your Marriage

As Sandwiched Boomers with so much to do you probably spend a lot of time on automatic, going through the motions of your daily routine. When you don’t deal directly with what’s going on and how you feel about it, you may be surprised when you do notice. Here are some ways to ‘take the temperature’ of your marriage and start on the road to recovery: Identify what you are feeling. As a first step, write down the emotions that now regularly surface. What is happening between you and your … Continue reading

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As a Sandwiched Boomer with lots on your plate and the pressure that comes with that, do you sometimes feel overwhelmed and take it out on your partner? This sort of psychological flooding can lead to the ‘fight or flight’ response. When this process is activated in relationships, tensions are high and communication stalls. And there is a ripple effect – it becomes difficult to listen, to think clearly and certainly to resolve disagreements. If you stay and ‘fight,’ you may release pent up feelings but will make comments you … Continue reading

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At the close of the primary season today, do you think the run for the Democratic presidential nomination will finally be over? It’s not unlike situations in families where a certain result is expected and, due to complicating circumstances, the outcome changes. There are subsequent feelings of surprise and disappointment – or, on the other hand, excitement and hope. Life and politics are unpredictable. You have to admire Hillary Clinton’s optimism, her fortitude and tenacity. And you can’t accuse her of not playing out her hand. But, at this juncture, … Continue reading

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