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A Recipe for Making LOVE Last

Ingredients: Listen deeply Open-up: Take the risk to reveal your tender places. Be vulnerable. Validate: You may not agree, but you can search for what makes sense from your partner’s point of view. Evolve: Invest in your own growth, development and self-care. When we feel good about ourselves we are better partners. Directions: Sift 2 [...]

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Your Brain on Love

As far as the brain is concerned, the first throws of love are no different than the high that comes from heroin. In fact, when we fall for someone our brain goes into overdrive producing adrenaline, dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin, powerful naturally occurring brain chemicals that put us in an altered state. Dopamine creates a [...]

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    Lois Schlegel

    Lois Schlegel, MFA, MS, mental health therapist at Life in Bloom Counseling in Medford and Ashland, has 20 years of experience providing services to individuals and families. She has taught parent education and life skills classes to adults and ... Full Profile
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