Culture

Healing Ourselves

I bet you know what heals your baby. I bet you know their favorite song, their favorite book, their favorite toy, their favorite kind of soup. I bet you know exactly what they need when they're feeling sick or sad or anxious. And I bet you give it to them. Without hesitation. Without...
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Best of Our Blogs: February 24, 2017

I’m taking Brene Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting: A Wholehearted Revolution. I wish we all grew up with parents who had the foresight and resources to parent the way she teaches in the online course. In the first exercise, she asks us to create a, “You …
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What Are You Rehearsing?

When I was young, I was in a few amateur performances: musicals, school plays and orchestral concerts.  We would rehearse our parts over and over again and now, twenty years later, I can still sing many of the songs from beginning to and recite many of my lines from the plays end
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Creative Thinking

How to Stop Your Days from Feeling Monotonous

Waking up at the same time, going to bed at the same time, going to the same job, driving the same roads to that same job, washing the dishes, doing the laundry, paying the bills, performing other must-perform responsibilities. Every day can easily feel monotonous (and oh-so serious). Every day can feel repetitive, tiresome, unmemorable....
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Addictions

Infidelity: Why Do Men Cheat?

In my recently published book, Out of the Doghouse: A Step-by-Step Relationship-Saving Guide for Men Caught Cheating, I define infidelity as “the breaking of trust that occurs when you keep intimate, meaningful secrets from your primary romantic partner,” noting that this definition encompasses behaviors other than actual sexual intercourse, that purely online behaviors can...
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Hope

Today I Love The Sun Piercing The Clouds

Big water and muddy rivers Today I love the sun piercing through the clouds and casting moody light over the melting landscape. I love the smell of earth and water when it is mild and thawing everywhere. I love that I am looking around for flowers to be blooming even...
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Harsh Parenting and Childhood Aggression Can Create Vicious Circle

If your intuition tells you that harsh parental discipline is likely to have opposite the intended effect, you’d be correct. But a new study by researchers in Turkey suggests that besides being counterproductive, harsh discipline can lead to a vicious circle where children become more aggressive and parents become harsher.
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Christianity May Not “Quiet the Ego”

Well, let’s start by admitting the obvious: we’re all a little biased when it comes to the way we see ourselves. We’ve all been known to overestimate our positive attributes and underestimate our flaws from time to time. Psychologists call this effect self-enhancement. The basic idea behind self-enhancement is that
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ADHD

A Perfect ADHD Day

It's not a distraction if it's on your ta-da list. Okay, I told you about taking a day off on Monday, right? Told you how to do it. Mentioned that it is a matter of how you approach the day and not what you do or don't do, didn't I? Yes I did. I...
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Adolescence

Why Are Our Children Worrying?

Almost two-thirds of children worry “all the time,” according to a survey done by Place2Be, a charity organization in Great Britain. The organization surveyed more than 700 children aged 10 and 11 with surprising results. The survey was done at twenty schools in the UK,...
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Hope

Today I Love Foggy Morning Drives

Small town café office space ... Today I love foggy morning drives and the way the world seems small and close in to me. I love the silver glow of fog lit by sunlight from above, like the clouds are settled on the earth and we are flying through them...
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6 Dangerous Delusions To Encounter

Photo Credit: Thomas Leuthard Have you ever spoken to someone with delusions? Would you know a delusion if you encountered one? What about a person experiencing a hallucination? If you found yourself shaking your head "no" to these questions, that's okay because your are not alone. This and next week's...
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