Monthly Archives: December 2010

Assessing the Past–Preparing the Future

It’s hard to believe that 2010 is almost over and 2011 is arriving very soon.

The end of the year is a good time to take stock; to examine where we’ve been; where we are now; and where we want to go next year.

I encourage you to spend some time exploring the various aspects of your life.

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Are Solitude and Loneliness Different?

Have you ever wanted some time alone?

The notions of solitude, loneliness and being alone are often confusing or misunderstood, especially by committed partners.

One way to look at this is to say that solitude is the joy of being alone while loneliness is the pain of being alone.  Being alone is not necessarily to be lonely.

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Just Dating: The Do’s & Don’ts of Gift Giving

Can you believe that it is almost the end of the year? Where did the time go? My Grandmother used to say that time goes faster the older you get – but this was ridiculous!

The holidays can be a confusing time for those who are “just” dating. There are so many considerations and questions that arise.

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The Joys and Dreads of Giving and Receiving Gifts

What do you think about giving and receiving gifts? Are you an enthusiastic, appreciative receiver or does getting a gift make you feel uncomfortable?  Are you a spirited gift giver picking up small (or large) tokens of your esteem and affection wherever you go for the people you care about?

In a small survey I conducted, here’s what I discovered:

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