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Struggle is Caused by Unquestioned Thoughts

by Linda Thurwanger

  What are you struggling with today?   Are you feeling unappreciated?  Do you hate your job? Are you upset with your children or another family member?  Are you surrounded by people you have nothing in common with?   Do you want to change careers, but you think you are stuck?  Are you unhappy with your body? […]

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Until Death Do Us Part

by Linda Thurwanger

When I married my first husband, I promised to love, honor and respect him.  I promised to stay with him until we were parted by death.  Unfortunately, I did not do my due diligence and really get to know the man I was making all these promises to.  Nor, did I truly know myself. It […]

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Do You See Life in Black & White?

by Linda Thurwanger

“Colorful Of Straw” by Nutdanai Apikhomboonwaroot Or, have you noticed that our world is full of brilliant color?   I think it’s a great metaphor for relationships and life itself.  Very few life experiences are black and white.  In fact, most aspects of life are a bit messy and not within our control.  One could even […]

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Who Is To Blame?

by Linda Thurwanger

On Tuesday this week, over two-thirds of Georgia,  experienced one of the worst traffic tie-ups in history.  The cause?  A mere two to four  inches of powdery snow. If you don’t live in the deep south, you probably won’t understand how this could happen.  The fact is  our State is simply not equipped to handle […]

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Victim or Self-Reliant Individual?

by Linda Thurwanger

  Everyone has a tendency to feel sorry for himself from time to time.  Sometimes, we think it would be so much easier if someone would just step in and take care of us.  Then, we wouldn’t have to work so hard at living.  We could sit back, relax and enjoy life.  No worries. In […]

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Does Success Preclude Living A Balanced Life?

by Linda Thurwanger

I think it depends on how you define success as well as what a balanced life means to you.    If you define success in terms of money and fame and if  you believe those things can only be achieved when you sacrifice your relationships, health and inner well-being, you might believe that living a […]

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Giving Advice to Your Children

by Linda Thurwanger

It doesn’t matter if your children are 5 years of age or 45 years of age, they will only occasionally take your advice.   However, they are very likely to pay close attention to how you show up in the world. So how are you showing up in life?  Are you playing full-out or, do you […]

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Divorce, Children, Families and the Holidays

by Linda Thurwanger

When spouses with children divorce, everyone is impacted. Grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends will all feel the aftermath of the divorce.  Holidays can be stress-filled, uncomfortable and challenging.  Long standing family holiday traditions inevitably change when a divorce happens.  Your ex-in-law’s support and loyalty will most likely go to your ex-spouse, their son […]

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Someone’s Attitude Got you Down? 5 Ways to Find Serenity Now.

by Linda Thurwanger

    Do you typically sail along through your days, feeling content and able to take life’s challenges in stride, but all it takes is a mopey or disgruntled attitude from your life partner and you find yourself in a downward spiral?  Does this happen to you when your boss or your parent or child is in a less […]

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