Where is Your Relationship Headed? What’s your love ratio?

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Let’s begin with a simple checklist for healthy relationships. How many of these exist in your love life? acceptance empathy respect honesty compassion compatibility trust understanding vulnerability safety consideration compromise communication shared vision and values passion play Yes, life gets in … Continue reading

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Discover YOUR Greatness: Quiet the Inner Critic

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You get so close and back away. You taste greatness. But it seems too good to be real. You’re actualizing your core self, your feelings, your desires. You knew you had it inside and could share it with the world… … Continue reading

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Psychology Today – Better Grades

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Here’s another Psychology Today publication with Dr. Mark Banschick. This was posted here on January 10, 2016. It’s chock full of simple tips for acing your semester! ************************************* You are back from break, and school has been a problem, with too … Continue reading

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Audio Blog. Fear Sucks. Get Up.

For my subscribers… a new treat. Audio versions of your favorite blogs. Now you can engage with me in a more personal way. These are readings of my writings, by yours truly. Enjoy. Please post your comments at the bottom … Continue reading

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Retrain Your Brain – Better Stress Management

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“I can’t take it anymore!” “I need a vacation!” “Maybe I’ll sell everything and move to an island!” Have you had similar thoughts?  I know I have. This. Is. Stress. We ALL experience stress. It’s NORMAL in our highly opinionated, fast … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays! From Me, to You.

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Happy Holidays! During this season of joy, celebration, and bonding take a moment to notice what are you grateful for… Create a life of abundance by practicing gratitude everyday. Pause. Breathe. Drop into this moment. Who is with you? What … Continue reading

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Turn Toward the Enemy – Mastering negative emotions

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You feel stuck. Trapped. Immobilized. When in the therapy and coaching room, conversations about fear, regret, disappointment, and frustration arise and take center stage.  It’s easy to fall prey, be guided and controlled by negative emotions, even feel consumed by … Continue reading

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Psychology Today – The Narcissistic Injury

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This is a re-post of my article published in Psychology Today on December 7, 2015. You Feel Stung, and Badly: Someone says or does something that hurts deeply. You feel unseen, betrayed, invalidated, or simply criticized. You may feel it’s … Continue reading

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3 Steps to Achieve the Life You Desire

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You chose the path of least resistance. When starting college at age 17, I did the same. You followed the protocol. A real no-brainer. It’s what your parents or friends wanted for you. But it wasn’t YOUR dream. And you didn’t even realize … Continue reading

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Psychology Today-Mass Murder, California, Paris, Beirut, Mali – What’s Next?

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This article was published in Psychology Today on November 29, 2015 by Mark Banschick and Heather Edwards… The bloodshed seems nonstop. In the last few weeks, tragedy struck Beirut, Paris and Mali. A Russian airliner was bombed out of the … Continue reading

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