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You’re Not Belle, and He’s Not an Enchanted Prince 

by Linda Thurwanger

  In the fairy tale, Beauty and The Beast, Belle (Beauty) uses patience, love and kindness to break an evil spell and transform The Beast back to a handsome, gentle prince. When a woman stays in a relationship with a man who acts like a beast towards her, I wonder if there is a bit […]

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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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Stop Pushing My Buttons!

by Linda Thurwanger

If you are like most of us, there are people and situations in your life that get under your skin.  What do you do when others push your emotional buttons? Do you let your anger take over and lose control of your words and actions? Do you stuff your feelings by acting as if everything […]

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Sleep is Important by Mary Francis

by Linda Thurwanger

Today, I am sharing an article from my friend, author Mary Francis.  Mary has written a wonderful book,  The Sisterhood of Widows.   After twenty-seven years of marriage, at the age of 50, Mary became a widow.   I hope that Mary’s words will bring comfort and encouragement to those of you who have experienced the loss […]

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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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When Friends Don’t Call

by Linda Thurwanger

Who Is In Control of Your Happiness? It’s Not Them… It’s You! One of the radio stations I listen to has a segment where people can call in and talk about their personal problems.  A topic that comes up frequently has to do with callers who feel abandoned or slighted by their friends. The callers […]

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