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Heroes All

As my last formal blog post on this website, I serendipitously have come full circle—ending with a motif in which this blog began–as a follow up to the men’s anthology that I edited, Ordinary Men, Extraordinary Lives: Defining Moments. That theme involves surmounting hardships and life challenges. (I will be posting a casual blog next week […]

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Soulful Choices

Each of us is continually faced with the choice of acting in control, right, or winning (one-upsmanship), versus loving. Our egos, which we all give into at least sometimes, lead us toward the former decision. Soulful couples, in mature, healthy relationships, have learned to orient themselves toward acts of love. They become strong, consistent supporters […]

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Main Street USA–Not Quite

Having lived in large metropolitan areas over 80% of my life, I was very refreshed by spending my post-Thanksgiving weekend on Main Street in the little town of Westcliffe, Colorado. My wife Ruth and I were invited by Westcliffe’s Main Street manager to do presentations on health and marriage as part of the town’s Movember […]

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Grateful for Gratitude

‘Tis the season to be jolly—and to be grateful. During Thanksgiving week, besides carving our turkeys, we might opt to carve out additional times to be dig deeper than usual into our hearts. But isn’t complaint, blame and victimhood the order of the day? So many of us feel like we’ve been given a raw […]

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Late-Life Sex

I want to encourage folks that sex in later life is not only possible, but in some ways can be even more satisfying than sex in the prime of youth. Without being sensational, boastful or graphic, I’d like to personally disclose a bit in the process of debunking the common myth that elderly sex is […]

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Connecting with The Divine

While recently viewing a short video offered by Neale Donald Walsch, the internationally-renowned author of two Conversations with God books, I was inspired to write a few of my convictions on the topic. First of all, I disagree with Walsch’s contention that believing in God is a prerequisite for receiving communication from God (or whatever […]

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Journaling for Your Soul

As a therapist and life coach, I have often introduced my clients to two forms of journaling that they consistently enjoy and greatly value. Each method involves spontaneous or stream-of-consciousness writing. Both of these practices serve at least one of the following objectives for each person: expanding awareness of attitudes, beliefs, behavior and emotions increasing […]

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Smiling on Myself

I’m celebrating my birthday in grand style! Taking much time to write a blog doesn’t fit into my series of festive activities this week. No apologies. Rather, I’ll invite you to treat yourself similarly during your next birthday—and all of those to follow! HAPPY BIRTHDAYS to us!

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Our Marital Dividends

Amidst an absolutely glorious weekend with Ruth, my wife of 44.3 years, I decided to write this blog celebrating the harvest we’ve gleaned together—Ruth in her mid 60s, me in my late 60s. Last night, Ruth found a heart necklace that I had given her in our second year of dating; neither of us had […]

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Infusing Your Relationship with Soul

Love one another, but make not a bond of love. Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. ~ Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet. My wife, Ruth, and I, co-authors of the book Secrets of a Soulful Marriage (SkyLight Paths Publishing, 2014) recently facilitated a seminar entitled Infusing Your Relationship with […]

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