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Be the Dad

Be the Dad

Father’s Day is not unlike a lot of holidays. I wake up no different. Yea I’m a Dad, it’s who I am and what I do, but my little family gets to say “But you’re our Dad.” On my birthday I think no woop,...
Feel Better in Just One Breath

Feel Better in Just One Breath

Yoga has always been a source of strength and conditioning for me. Even as a child I was naturally flexible and athletic. The active, bendy part was easy, but the...
Today I Love The House Just A-Hoppin’

Today I Love The House Just A-Hoppin’

Today I love the house just a hoppin’ with activities designed to make our lives easier in the long run. I love that the gutters have been made to flow and in a little bit I’m going to grab a bucket and clean them out completely....
Do You Know Your Style of Passion?

Do You Know Your Style of Passion?

Studies by a Canadian researcher have identified two types of passion: harmonious and obsessive. According to Dr. Robert Vallerand, harmonious passion happens when we choose to do an activity we...
3 Steps to Break Your Painful Relationship Patterns

3 Steps to Break Your Painful Relationship Patterns

“Until you heal your past, your life patterns and relationships will continue to be the same; it’s just the faces that change.” – Unknown First of all: honey, you are...
Paying Attention to Tiny Pleasures

Paying Attention to Tiny Pleasures

Gratitude is everywhere these days. We’re told to make gratitude lists. We’re told to stop and smell the roses, and notice all the other sweet little (and big) things in our lives....
What to Do When Father’s Day is Not “Happy”

What to Do When Father’s Day is Not “Happy”

Trying to pick a card for Father’s Day is impossible for Mary. None of the cards she found reflected her experience. Her dad wasn’t present, didn’t support her interests, didn’t attend activities...
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Caregiver Guilt: The Untenable Position

Caregiver Guilt: The Untenable Position

In a flash, your life can go from tickety-boo to arsy-varsy, never to return to a comfortable, even boring, normal. Maybe it’s a cancer diagnosis or losing ones entire life savings....
14 Quotes to Inspire Self-Love

14 Quotes to Inspire Self-Love

Have you been short-changing yourself on self-care, saying critical or hurtful things to yourself, or setting unrealistic expectations for yourself? Are you ready to embrace your worthiness and start treating yourself with love?...
How I Saved a Life – The Story of Jane

How I Saved a Life – The Story of Jane

Two weeks ago a 12 year old named Jane came in to say how depressed she was.  Most 12 year old girls will articulate the following story 99 percent of the time: I think I might be gay/depressed/anxious/worried/scared or said the wrong thing on a group chat. ...
What Is Important?

What Is Important?

Having ADHD means I spend my life trying to figure out what is important. No, I know the mortgage has to be paid. I know an education is a great help....
ADHD Brain Off, ADHD Brain On

ADHD Brain Off, ADHD Brain On

Have you ever gone to do work, hit the button to power your laptop on, and then had nothing happen? If you’ve ever forgotten to charge your laptop when the battery is low,...
A New Understanding About Kindness

A New Understanding About Kindness

The Dalai Lama said something I just love. “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” This would be inspiring enough if anyone else said it. But the Dalai Lama isn’t just anyone....

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