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Life is a Gift

by Linda Thurwanger

On this date, thirty years ago, my family gathered to celebrate my dad’s upcoming 59th birthday.  It was a Sunday afternoon and it was the last time I saw my parents and my sister Marjorie, alive.  Two days later, they were gone.   I won’t go into the tragedy surrounding their deaths or the trauma […]

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Is My Marriage Over?

by Linda Thurwanger

How do we know if we should stay or leave a marriage?  Based on my personal experience and the feedback I have received from people I have spoken with or coached over the years, this question can be extremely perplexing.   Even when there is physical or emotional abuse and even if infidelity or an addiction […]

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Keeping Resolutions

by Linda Thurwanger

What did you promise or resolve to do last year? If you were not able to keep a promise to yourself or if your 2013 New Year’s Resolution fell by the wayside, you are not alone.  We are creatures of habit.  Even the most disciplined individuals can fail to make the changes needed to reach […]

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Alone on Thanksgiving?

by Linda Thurwanger

If you are going to be alone on Thanksgiving and you are feeling sad and unloved, the best way to chase the feelings of loneliness and sadness away is to reach out and help someone else. Self-pity is an emotional downward journey that will never lead to happier feelings.  Look around you, there is bound […]

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