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Zeke (left) and Ozzie enjoying love and warmth by the heating vent.

A Valentine for Zeke

The infamous Hallmark holiday that some of us like more than others has rolled around once again.  I’d like to rename it Love’s Day.  Perhaps that would de-emphasize making it all about your main squeeze (giving some relief to those … Continue reading → Read more at: From the Heart Center » Blog

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Straight Talk with Carly Alyssa Thorne

12 Stages of Romantic Relationship

Today on Straight talk with Carly Alyssa Thorne, Carly discusses the “12 Stages of Romantic Relationship” with Guest Gregory Morgan Click below to Listen to the Podcast: Check Out Business Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with LinkedLocalNetwork on BlogTalkRadio       For More on Gregory Morgan: Greg Fanpage –!/pages/Gregory-Morgan/71578189903 Gregory FB:!/gregory.morgan1 SelfGrowth: Embrace […]

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Leading with Chocolate

Want to build strong relationships, gain recognition, and influence people?  Try some chocolate.   I will admit that I really like, okay love, chocolate.  I know I am not alone with my love of chocolate.  In fact, Americans consume about 3 billion pounds of chocolate a year, almost half of the world’s chocolate consumption.    I always […]

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The Beatings Will Continue Until…

His shirt said, “The beatings will continue until morale improves.” It cracked me up and I asked the man wearing it while walking his dog, if I could share it.  But it’s not actually funny. Too often, it’s what actually happens.  The more morale falls, the more demands and expectations and punishments increase. Or at […]

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Are Babies Going to Die?

A striking question. Yet that is the point. I worked my way through college as a manager of an Estee Lauder counter at Bloomingdale’s. In case you don’t know, cosmetics are big business with American women spending nearly $7 billion each year. At the time it was a business conducted with the same calm, warm […]

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All She Wanted

What she was thinking: She had been at work all week leading her business.  Somehow she fit in her daughter’s doctor appointments, helped her mother-in-law manage having shingles and caring for her father-in-law who was struggling with serious lung disease. She was getting it all done. She just wanted someone to recognize it. When she […]

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Puppy Love

This week one of my clients told me about the new dog she adopted.  I was concerned for a few reasons.  First, finances are tight right now and a dog can cost of family a thousand dollars or more a year.  Plus my client is trying to release stress versus adding more responsibilities to her […]

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Thank you for showing me who you are

Those who know me know that one of my favorite strategies is gratitude. Today I shared with someone how powerful gratitude can be at diffusing your anger when someone insults you. In this case, a young man reported becoming very upset when a friend insulted a sport he really enjoyed participating in. His initial response […]

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Compromise is not the best option

“Sometimes in relationships you just have to compromise.” You’ve heard that one before right? I had that conversation with a few parents recently and a pattern emerged. They were describing compromise, frustration and at times exhaustion as they recounted outings with their children that were intended to be enjoyable. As we dug deeper we discovered […]

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