I Hate My Life

Published on 27 September 2007 by | Category: New Blog Posts, Updates

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From Ted I was reminded of having spoken these words when a friend of mine recently said “I hate my life!” She was embarrassed to have said those words and immediately argued that she should be happy and feel grateful, and she couldn’t understand where that thought had come from. In that moment I clearly […]

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Embrace Your Midlife Crisis

Published on 26 September 2007 by | Category: New Blog Posts, Updates

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From Brad The theory that most adults experience a midlife crisis has, for the most part, been debunked by researchers. Only 25% of Americans over the age of 35 believe that they have experienced one. However, for those who have one, a midlife crisis is a period of emotional turmoil brought on by anxiety associated […]

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Invisible Wounds

Published on 19 September 2007 by | Category: New Blog Posts, Updates

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From Brad Klontz Everything seemed fine at first. After serving fifteen months in Iraq, Carlo was happy to be home. It was great to be back with family, surfing, and working in the family business. But six months after his return, the dreams started. While Carlo came home uninjured, many of his friends weren’t so […]

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by Brad Klontz, Alex Bivens, Deb Leinart, & Ted Klontz This is a study we completed on Onsite’s equine therapy program, which was recently published in the journal “Society & Animals: The Journal of Human-Animal Studies.” In the study, participants showed significant improvements in psychological symptoms and psychological well-being following treatment. This is one of […]

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Staying Happy at Work

Published on 23 August 2007 by | Category: New Blog Posts, Updates

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From Brad In a previous column (TGIM: Thank Goodness it’s Monday?, February 2007), I revealed that, believe it or not, on average, we are much happier on workdays than we are on weekends or during the holidays. Unlike our typical use of free time, work provides us with opportunities to use our skills to achieve […]

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Ted featured in Dow Jones Newswires

Published on 31 July 2007 by | Category: New Blog Posts, Updates

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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT: Boss Survival Tips For Financial Advisors DOW JONES NEWSWIRES July 31, 2007 By Victoria E. Knight A Dow Jones Newswires Column NEW YORK (Dow Jones)–If you want to make it as a financial advisor on Wall Street, you need to focus on building a good relationship with your boss as well as your […]

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From Brad “Son, a successful relationship is really a series of successful negotiations.” I have to admit I was disappointed when my father shared with me his secret to relational success. Successful negotiations? That doesn’t sound very romantic; in fact, it sounds like hard work! Despite my initial disappointment I have learned the truth of […]

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The Indy 500 of Relationships

Published on 11 July 2007 by | Category: New Blog Posts, Updates

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From Ted My father would take my siblings and me to motorcycle races when we were kids. He worked and sometimes raced himself, and we were enthralled by the noise, sights, and smells of the experience. Those were always fun times. I have a friend who currently drives a race car in one of the […]

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In her new book, The Female Brain, Dr. Louann Brizedine reports on her meta-analysis of the research literature on the human brain. Her findings make it clear that men and women’s brains are wired differently and thus they respond to their world differently, almost as if they speak different languages. This difference begins very early […]

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Birthday in Guatemala

Published on 17 November 2006 by | Category: New Blog Posts, Updates

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From Ted I just returned from a trip to Guatemala where I had the opportunity to work with 30 wonderful Central American participants in a workshop that we sponsored there. We travel there several times a year and I always learn so much. My connection to Guatemala began over a decade ago. As I was […]

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