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7 Tips For Improving Self-Awareness

By Dr. Karen Finn / October 13, 2021

If you’ve ever sat on plastic-covered furniture — in shorts, during the summer, in a house with no air-conditioning — you’ll relate. And if you haven’t (you don’t know what you’re missing), run the image past someone a generation or two older than you. Beneath the chuckle and eye-roll, believe it or not, is an…

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5 Finding-Happiness Quotes That Remind You Happiness Is Always Within Reach

By Dr. Karen Finn / September 29, 2021

Are you happy? Is your answer an easy, genuine ‘yes,’ or does the question give you pause? It’s a loaded question, simple as it is. And, if you’re going through a rough patch in your life, you may be questioning your happiness. But a healthy dose of finding-happiness quotes can help reconnect you to that…

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5 Hopeful Moving-On-With-Life-After-Divorce Quotes

By Dr. Karen Finn / September 17, 2021

Sometimes being a champion in your own life needs more inspiration than what you can muster up on your own. After a traumatic experience like divorce, when your life needs a hero more than ever, self-motivation can be tough to generate. But take heart. The sages of life’s messy, confusing, spirit-stunting events have come up…

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How To Improve A Miserable Marriage

By Dr. Karen Finn / September 2, 2021

When the sweetness of love turns sour and the freedom your heart once felt now feels like a cage, you have choices. Important choices. Life-defining choices. Do you throw in the towel and pray you get a second chance with someone new? Or do you learn how to improve a miserable marriage and pray you…

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50 Inspiring Journal Prompts For Self-Awareness & Growth

By Dr. Karen Finn / August 19, 2021

Wherever you are on your journey toward a “better you,” you know that change and growth aren’t easy. Sometimes just knowing where to start is the toughest part. Something as simple as inspiring journal prompts for self-awareness can make all the difference between staying stuck and making progress. Working on yourself is a lifetime effort…

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How To Find Reasons To Be Happy

By Dr. Karen Finn / August 8, 2021

For all the reasons to be happy in this life, there are times when everyone struggles to find them. Personal losses, relationship changes, even too much status quo — they can all put a fog over an otherwise sunny disposition.  We’ve all watched the human-interest stories at the end of the nightly news. You know,…

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Sad man sitting in the dark contemplating how to survive his unhealthy marriage.

How To Survive An Unhealthy Marriage While Working To Make It Better

By Dr. Karen Finn / July 23, 2021

What do you do when it’s all falling apart and you feel as if trying to save your marriage is an uphill climb? What if you’re not fighting just the blues or boredom, but something more inherently problematic? Do you know how to survive an unhealthy marriage while also working to make it better? Every…

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Is It Possible To Be Too Self-Aware?

By Dr. Karen Finn / July 5, 2021

Surely the world would be a kinder, gentler, happier place if more people worked on their self-awareness. And yet, for those already well-versed in the attribute, their struggle isn’t about being self-aware. It’s about being too self-aware. Sounds implausible, doesn’t it? Like having too much money, intelligence…or chocolate. How can too much of a good…

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Man sitting with his hands covering his eyes as he struggles with life after divorce.

What To Do If You’re Struggling With Life After Divorce

By Dr. Karen Finn / June 15, 2021

Divorce is rarely easy. It marks the end of something you thought would last forever – through thick and thin. And when your dreams are destroyed, moving forward from the destruction can be really, really hard. What you need to know first is you’re not alone. Struggling with life after divorce is pretty common. If…

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If You Want To Live A Happy Life, Stop Doing These 7 Things

By Dr. Karen Finn / May 20, 2021

Somewhere in a one-in-a-million fortune cookie is written all you need to know if you want to live a happy life. (And on the flip side of that pearl of wisdom are your guaranteed winning numbers for the upcoming Lotto.) You and I both know, of course, that winning a jackpot won’t guarantee a happy…

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Woman looking sad as she struggles with getting used to life after divorce.

7 Things To Know About Getting Used To Life After Divorce

By Dr. Karen Finn / May 5, 2021

It’s that one constant in life: change. A new home, a never-thought-I-could-do-this career move, the death of a loved one, getting used to life after divorce….They’re all about change, movement, growth…and adapting. Some change you expect, whether you welcome it or futilely wish it away. There is, after all, a reason those in-the-know say that…

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A woman trying to cover up her sadness about her unhealthy marriage with a smile.

When Is A Marriage Unhealthy?

By Dr. Karen Finn / April 21, 2021

When is it time to take notice? When is a marriage unhealthy vs. just in need of a little spring cleaning?  Just like housekeeping, marriage inevitably sees its share of “just stick it in the dishwasher for now” management. Kids need to get to school, you need to get to work, bills need to get…

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