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posted on November 18, 2015

Single & Sad this Holiday Season?

 Single & Sad this Holiday Season? It’s Time for a Change! With Thanksgiving coming next week, then Hanukkah and Christmas immediately after, many couples and families are abuzz with Holiday cheer. Some Singles are able to navigate the holiday smoothly, but many others get depressed, lonely, anxious, and isolate themselves for days. The holidays may […]

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posted on August 17, 2015

What is Love Trauma?

What is Love Trauma? When you are falling in Love, it is the most magical of moments, and one of life’s happiest pleasures. However, when Love turns toxic, it is one of the most painful, and often, traumatic experiences causing long-term emotional wounds. Right before, during or after a painful breakup, those experiencing toxic love […]

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posted on December 27, 2013

This Year, Create & Celebrate a New You!

  This Year, Create & Celebrate a New You! – Riana Milne, LMHC, CCTP, CAP, Cert Life & Relationship Coach Everyone makes New Year’s resolutions and goals, but most do not take them seriously. My coaching and counseling clients learn that goal setting is essential to individual growth and the fuel behind creating purposeful and lasting […]

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posted on November 20, 2013

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Smart Discipline Techniques for Parents

 Smart Discipline Techniques for Parents – Riana Milne, LMHC, CAP, Cert Life & Relationship Coach 1)    Point out positive behavior: Praise good behavior and your child will want to continue to do it.  Children, by nature, want to please their parents and teachers. 2)   Present a united front: Parents (whether married or divorced) […]

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posted on November 19, 2013

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Stress Management Tips

  Stress Management Tips – Riana Milne, LMHC, CAP, Cert Life & Relationship Coach There will always be Stress – the Critical Idea is to KNOW what the Big Stuff is & let go of the Rest! 1.   When faced with a task, ask yourself: Is it really necessary? Is it the best way to use my […]

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posted on November 19, 2013

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Relaxation & Meditation Exercises for Stress Reduction

 Relaxation & Meditation Exercise for Stress Reduction – Riana Milne, LMHC, CAP, Cert Life & Relationship Coach For Personal or Group Meditation and Stress & Anxiety Relief: Get comfortable in a  chair; uncross arms and legs and close your eyes. Head should be relaxed at 45 degrees. Turn off all phone sounds, and set an […]

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posted on November 19, 2013

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What is a Toxic Relationship?

  What is a Toxic Relationship?  Riana Milne, LMHC, CAP, Cert Life & Relationship Coach A “Toxic relationship” is a love relationship where your entire physical, emotional, and mental well-being is disturbed. This relationship can be defined through the experience of “walking on eggshells” or describing your partner as “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” – you […]

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posted on November 19, 2013

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Treat Every Day as if it Were Your Last

Dear Riana: I am a 53 year old man and contemplating divorce. I have 23 years invested, and my children are grown and on their own. Although I feel like my “soul has died” I stand to loose a lot of properties and material wealth I have built over the years by my own hard […]

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posted on November 19, 2013

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Positive Parenting & Discipline

Now that the children are heading back to school, parents are becoming anxious as summer winds down and children have to get back to a steady routine. In my counseling office, parents often ask, What is the most effective way to discipline my acting-out children or my defiant teen that has an attitude? You have […]

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posted on November 18, 2013

Too Shy For Single World

Dear Riana: After 18 years of marriage, I find myself divorced and back in the singles market. I hate it. I’m too shy to walk into a bar to meet someone. I feel like I have no experience in how to meet a mature woman, and feel so unconfident and ill prepared to start dating […]

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