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Your Brain Loves Friendship!

February is the month of love and celebration of relationships. Looking deeper into this holiday, we see it’s not just candy and champagne. Healthy and satisfying relationships are beneficial for body and soul.
Let’s take a look at the benefits. 
Oxytocin, dopamine, and serotonin, AKA “happy” hormones, are released when we are with friends we trust and feel connected to.
When we …

We Train People How to Treat Us

Client #1: “My wife bosses me around. She makes all the big decisions, and she called me a wimp today. She doesn’t respect me at all.”
Coach Arlene- “It makes sense that you feel disrespected when you don’t have a voice in your marriage. What have you done so far to let her know you’d like to have more decision-making?”
Client …



I had a 3:45 am wake-up for a flight recently. Departure was at 6 am, so you can imagine my brain wasn’t fully functioning. I perused the United entertainment choices for a distraction that would not require significant brain function. I love comedy shows, and I found a Chris Rock documentary on his life and the creation …