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Numbing for coping with stress specially during the holidays…

The Holiday Season is here! This time of year is usually challenging regardless of how crazy the world is out there. What makes this season usually more challenging is that we trip into it and get sucked into the hecticness. This sets us up for chaos, being stretched too thin, overwhelm, drama, and too much noise. Where we end up neglecting, and even abusing, ourselves trying to get it all done or managing what comes up... This is the perfect formula for us to turn to numbing for coping with…

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Added by Emma K. Vigluicci, LMFT, CIT on November 23, 2020 at 1:56am — No Comments

Holidays thoughts stressing you out?

We know the Holidays and year-end can be stressful and triggering. We deal with this every year. But now we have the added pressure of a raging pandemic added to the mix. We have the sensitivities and aftermath of a close and tumultuous election. We have the flavor of what 2020 has been hanging over our heads. Hey, it makes sense that holiday thoughts are stressing you out, probably a lot more than usual.

You might be experiencing a lot of angst and have already encountered tough…

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Added by Emma K. Vigluicci, LMFT, CIT on November 15, 2020 at 6:38am — No Comments

Drama and pain in uncertainty

With only two months left to 2020, still pending election results, a ranging pandemic and looming holidays, life can feel pretty stressful right about now. Our plates are full as usual and then some. We are still trying to recoup the year, weather this pandemic, and get stronger footing in our life. The positive coping necessary to actually thrive during this time becomes elusive under these uncertain times and sustained stress. The drama and pain in uncertainty can be pretty…

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Added by Emma K. Vigluicci, LMFT, CIT on November 8, 2020 at 11:27pm — No Comments

Get back your connection and intimacy

Couples that are experiencing a low in their relationship usually refer to it as having communication issues and not getting along. They bicker and fight, fights escalate and then there is shutdown, they don’t see eye-to-eye and can’t seem to get on the same page, they struggle to get their needs met, everything is a tit-for-tat or keeping score, and they just can’t enjoy each other. They feel disconnected and alone. Intimacy is but a faraway dream. Does this…

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Added by Emma K. Vigluicci, LMFT, CIT on October 31, 2020 at 12:14am — No Comments

Get along, get on the same page, get things done

Unfortunately, the feeling of being stuck and feeling hopeless in one’s relationship is not uncommon. Many partner’s feel they are not compatible, they don’t enjoy each other’s company, and can’t see a future together… A sad state of affairs. Partners get to this point because they get entrenched in their own perspective losing sight of the other and the relationship, and the gorgeous potential... Once this is recaptured, they get along, get on the same page and get things done... They move…

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Added by Emma K. Vigluicci, LMFT, CIT on October 26, 2020 at 6:54am — No Comments

Get along, get on the same page, get things done

Unfortunately, the feeling of being stuck and feeling hopeless in one’s relationship is not uncommon. Many partner’s feel they are not compatible, they don’t enjoy each other’s company, and can’t see a future together… A sad state of affairs. Partners get to this point because they get entrenched in their own perspective losing sight of the other and the relationship, and the gorgeous potential... Once this is recaptured, they get along, get on the same page and get things done... They move…

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Added by Emma K. Vigluicci, LMFT, CIT on October 26, 2020 at 6:54am — No Comments

Embrace the art of self-care for increased self-regulation and resilience

It’s amazing how often I hear that people don’t have the time to do self-care… When their lives literally depend on it… I’m not sure if they look at self-care as a luxury – like having a spa day or laying on a chaise eating bonbons – that they shouldn’t have? But really, in this day and age to not prioritize self-care when it at the very least increases resilience? I look at self-care as a duty and a responsibility to ensure our wellbeing, and our ability to show up with our Best Self and…

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Added by Emma K. Vigluicci, LMFT, CIT on October 18, 2020 at 9:55am — No Comments

Adopt a relationship enrichment mindset and lifestyle

Do you often feel you are alone and unsupported - that your partner is out to lunch, or they are prissy about getting their hands dirty…? Do you feel you have to take care of everything, or things don’t get done? Do you bicker over everything and the silliest things can spark a massive fight? Do you find that you don’t address frustrations and disappointments for fear of fighting? Does it seem like forever since you really liked each other and enjoyed each other’s company? Do you feel…

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Added by Emma K. Vigluicci, LMFT, CIT on October 12, 2020 at 12:26am — No Comments

Master your mind, master your day…

What is the key to an awesome day? Yes, we can say that all kinds of good things happening to us would make the day awesome. But I dare challenge that notion as we don’t want to be at the mercy of good things happening randomly to us for us to have an awesome day. When good things happen, let’s of course enjoy them and be grateful for them. But let’s not hang our hat on that. Let’s instead create our awesome day- become the of Master your day! As usual, the key is to own your…

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Added by Emma K. Vigluicci, LMFT, CIT on October 5, 2020 at 11:39pm — No Comments

Achieving true work-life integration

What are you striving for when you are in the pursuit of Balance in your life? Do you have a visual of a scale perfectly balanced in the middle? Are you looking to work 9-5 and then you are OFF? Are you looking to break down your day into thirds: sleep, work, live? What is balance? I believe striving for balance means finding an equilibrium in our life that is satisfying to us… That honors who we are and what we are about… This is what I call Work-Life…

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Added by Emma K. Vigluicci, LMFT, CIT on September 29, 2020 at 2:41am — No Comments

The secret to cultivating resilience

As we are transitioning into Back2School and the Busy Season, we are to step up our game to keep up with the faster pace, fuller schedules, and additional demands. And, as we are trying to rescue what’s left of 2020... Yet, we are going into the season already exhausted, depleted, and burnt out. Our surge capacity lasted only so long… Now we have to recharge ourselves to beat this…

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Added by Emma K. Vigluicci, LMFT, CIT on September 21, 2020 at 10:47pm — No Comments

IDENTIFY YOUR VALUES FOR MORE HARMONY AND JOY

Often times we say we want to do such and such, make this change, implement a new habit or routine, yet we don’t follow through or stick with it. This is because we are grabbing ideas out of thin air as they sound cool or as a result of a frustration. The impulsive nature of this approach almost guarantees we won’t stick with the idea. Regardless of how ingenious and awesome it is. To make changes and create what we want, we have to be driven by our…

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Added by Emma K. Vigluicci, LMFT, CIT on September 10, 2020 at 11:01am — No Comments

Mastering back2school and fall hecticness

Have you decided how you want the rest of the year to go yet? Yes, this is a decision… Regardless of what the world is doing out there you still have control over your mind, your feelings, your actions, your home, your work and the rest of it…

This is a hard concept for some to accept. Some might get hang up on how challenging things will be with back2school and back2hectiness regardless of what form that will take, what will happen with the election, what will happen with the…

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Added by Emma K. Vigluicci, LMFT, CIT on September 4, 2020 at 11:57am — No Comments

Mastering back2school and fall hecticness

Have you decided how you want the rest of the year to go yet? Yes, this is a decision… Regardless of what the world is doing out there you still have control over your mind, your feelings, your actions, your home, your work and the rest of it…

This is a hard concept for some to accept. Some might get hang up on how challenging things will be with back2school and back2hectiness regardless of what form that will take, what will happen with the election, what will happen with the…

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Added by Emma K. Vigluicci, LMFT, CIT on September 4, 2020 at 11:56am — No Comments

The 10X Rule to create an extraordinary life...

The time has come to decide who you really are, who you are meant to become, what kind of relationship you want and what kind of life you want. This is it! Do you want an extraordinary life?

Have you noticed that more and more systems are breaking down and revamping (deconstructing and reconstructing…)? We are at a moment of truth. This is our chance to barely hang in there by a thread or to take matters into our own hands, to take our existence to the next…

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Added by Emma K. Vigluicci, LMFT, CIT on August 10, 2020 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Thrive with purpose…

The state of our country is kicking most of our people’s butts… If you’ve been feeling specially overwhelmed, tired, unmotivated, hopeless, cranky or such you are certainly not alone… We are just not used to this kind of sustained global impact on our way of life… It is taxing our emotional bandwidth… It is not conducive to thriving...

It is not easy to not get triggered one way or another by everything that is happening around us and how our world has been…

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Added by Emma K. Vigluicci, LMFT, CIT on August 5, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The key to collaboration…

Did you know that Collaboration is super important nowadays? And, I don’t just mean with your team, colleagues and peers… I’m talking about Collaboration with your Partner, or special friend and other loved ones…

When we get on the same page with our partner and create ways of working together, supporting each other and sharing the load in the business of life, ah, that’s the sweet spot.

--This can only happen when the partners show up with…

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Added by Emma K. Vigluicci, LMFT, CIT on July 27, 2020 at 4:41pm — No Comments

STRATEGY TO CHANGE COURSE…

Here is the thing, a lot of people don’t know how to be High Performers, the Masters of their lives. Most people don’t know how to create the most from their lives by increasing productivity, creativity, peacefulness, joy, love and connection… They don’t know how to stay healthy, have increased vitality, and feel amazing most of the time… Actually, they might know but haven’t learned the self-discipline to pursue this with gusto for great results…

I know…

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Added by Emma K. Vigluicci, LMFT, CIT on July 13, 2020 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Finding the Balance between Marriage, School, and Life

College can be a personally and intellectually enriching experience; However, mainstream students face many challenges, including an increased risk of mental health problems (American College Health Association, 2008, 2011; Eisenburg, Gollust, Golberstein and Hefner,…

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Added by James on July 8, 2020 at 12:46am — No Comments

Summer of self-improvement

I say we focus on really enjoying the next two months and getting ourselves ready for weather whats coming in the fall. Are you with me?

What does this type of getting ready mean for you? For me it means:

  • Maintaining and upleveling my Self-Care Practice for great health, wellness, fitness, and…
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Added by Emma K. Vigluicci, LMFT, CIT on July 7, 2020 at 11:18am — No Comments

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Episode 584: Helping a Sexless Marriage When Spread Too Thin

A toddler, a job, a pandemic... who has time for sex? Dr. Karen Sherman offers advice for a listener who wants to get her sex life back on track with her husband.





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