Mindfulness In Motion - A Counseling Blog

How To Help Someone Who Is Grieving

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Watching someone you care about suffer with grief and loss can feel helpless. For many of us, we don’t know what to say or we fear we may say the wrong thing, so we don’t say anything at all. Maybe we assume they just want to be left alone because it’s what we would want. So, we leave them alone....[ read more ]

How To Set Healthy Boundaries

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Relationships can only be healthy when both people have the space to be themselves and maintain their personal integrity. Sadly, many people find themselves in relationships, romantic or otherwise, with people who do not respect boundaries and feel entitled to have their needs met regardless of the other persons needs. These people most likely grew up in households that were...[ read more ]

5 Ways to Overcome Codependence

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Do you find you accept responsibility for a loved one's emotions or actions? Are you constantly trying to please others? Do you neglect your own needs and have difficulty setting realistic personal boundaries? Do you often feel resentful, yet have difficulty stepping away from a dysfunctional relationship? These are some of the symptoms of codependency. Codependent people look for external...[ read more ]

3 Ways To Reconnect With Your Partner

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Thanks to TV and movies, many couples have been led to believe the secret to reconnecting and rekindling the passion is through a cruise, luxury cars or jewelry. But the reality is, once there’s a disconnect between partners, gifts and vacations simply don’t cut it. It may seem counterintuitive, but love isn’t mended through grandiose deeds, but through small acts...[ read more ]

3 Keys To a Happy Marriage

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Ever wondered why some marriages last decades while others barely go two years? Why do some couples thrive and grow together while others crash and burn? The secret? There are three secrets actually; three keys to a happy and successful marriage. Without all three of these, many couples will struggle to remain connected and committed. Know Yourself and Your Partner...[ read more ]

3 Simple Ways to Improve Communication In Your Relationship

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  Countless studies concur the number one reason for divorce is poor communication. Beyond having different communication styles, issues often arise when both partners are not comfortable talking about their feelings. The good news? Talking about feelings is not the only or even necessarily the best way for couples to maintain a happy and healthy relationship! Here are some great...[ read more ]