Never Enough Time!

How many times have you taken a book or two with you on a trip, only to return home with them still unread?  We are all horrible at calculating free time.  We start off with high expectations only to become disappointed when confronted by reality. Each week we have the gift of 168 hours…no more, […]

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McDonald's "Healthy Alternative" - Really??!!

There’s a feeling of inevitability in writing about McDonald’s latest offering, their “bowl full of wholesome” — also known as oatmeal. The leading fast-food multinational, with sales over $16.5 billion a year, represents a great deal of what is wrong with American food today. From a marketing perspective, they can do almost nothing wrong; from […]

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Choose Your Perceptions Carefully

“Since we each paint our own perception of reality, we must be careful in selecting the colors we use from the palette.” Much has been written about the idea that everything we experience in life is merely a perception of reality…or, more specifically, it is our OWN perception of reality. For example, if you and […]

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Advice For College Freshmen (& Their Parents)

Eighteen years flies by in the wink of an eye.  It seems like yesterday that my wife and I were dropping off our daughter at her first day of kindergarten.  I can still remember the look in my daughter’s eyes when she realized her mom and I were going to leave her in this strange […]

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Good Vibrations

By Guest Columnist: McKenzie Kantra Have you ever gotten a good feeling just from being around somebody who’s happy?  Well, it turns out that there is actually a scientific answer to why you feel that way. It’s called “sympathetic resonance.” We all know that objects can pick up on vibrations from objects that are near […]

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The Triangle of Love: Part 2 ~ Getting The Love You Want

In my last article, “The Triangle of Love,” I described Robert Sternberg’s “Triangle Theory of Love,” and how the three components of love (i.e., Passion, Intimacy, & Commitment) combine in different ways to produce eight different types, or triangles, of love. The ultimate form of love, Complete or Consummate Love, while not easily achieved or […]

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Make Your Opinion Count

Here’s your chance to take part in a very interesting research study on “Internet Use & Relationship Satisfaction.”  The 20-30 minutes it will take you to complete the survey will help contribute to the research being conducting in this challenging area.  Your participation is completely confidential.  Here’s the link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/IAR

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The Triangle of Love

“Love” is a BIG word, no matter how you look at it.  Ask a hundred people how they would define “love,” and it’s unlikely that you’ll find the same definition given twice.  We need only look at a few quotes about the subject to see that love means many different things: Love is a wildly […]

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What Do You Want Most?

By: Augusta F. Kantra, MS, LPC “Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.” Since reading this quote a few days ago I’ve continued to think about it quite a bit.  Originally, I liked it because I thought it was clever, but the more I thought about it, the more […]

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"I Want To Be Like You": The Importance of Imitation

Imitation is often thought of as a low-level, cognitively undemanding, even childish form of behavior.  However, recent work across a variety of sciences argues that imitation is actually a rare ability, fundamentally linked to human forms of intelligence, such as language, culture, and the ability to understand the minds of others.  Much has been written […]

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