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Boredom

Me or We?

Since the perpetuation of the species is the force that drives the longing for connection, it seems that we’d be wired to get along with each other with ease and pleasure, but for seemingly large numbers of us, that doesn’t seem to be the...
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Attraction

The Gift of Service

When the love that a couple enjoys is robust and full, it demands a wider arena for expression. Their grief in not being able to have their own children got poured into their work with the children they work with. Consider the story of...
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addiction

The Soul of Valentine’s Day

Linda: I love Valentine's Day. It's one of my favorite holidays. I keep a box of Valentine's decorations in my garage, and hang them up at least a week before the big day to get into the spirit of the holiday. For some people,...
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Children

Should Selena Gomez Work with Woody Allen?

Woody Allen hired Selena Gomez to star in his latest movie, A Rainy Day in New York, (a romantic comedy about a middle-aged man pursuing a 15 year old girl). In the aftermath of the spate of accusations against Hollywood celebrities for sexual misconduct, Gomez is now the recipient of a backlash from some people who consider Allen a pedophile.
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Attraction

A Gift We Give Our Partner is What We Don’t Say

“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
Linda: Exemplary couples give each other the gift of clearing. Clearing is a term that describes the process of coming to terms with our own anger without ever speaking to the other person. It is an inside job. There are several methods that we can...
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Adolescence

The Tragic Myth about ADHD

A new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the number of teen-aged and young adult women being medicated for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) has risen by 344%. The CDCP noted that in 2006 about 1% of the female population were medicated for ADHD, but by 2015 the percentage had climbed to 4%.

The study focused on women between the ages of 15 and 44 who had private insurance. ...
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Children

Hillbilly

A transcendent child


Vance is a hillbilly, at least that’s how he refers to himself and his relatives and neighbors in the Appalachian mountains. He was born and raised in Middletown, Ohio among large numbers of hillbilly transplants from Jackson, Kentucky deep...
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Children

Let’s Explore! The American Academy of Pediatrics Report on Kids and Digital Technology

In October, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a technical report entitled Children and Adolescents and Digital Media. In this report they write: “Over the past decade, the use of digital media, including interactive and social media, has grown, and research evidence suggests that these newer media offer both benefits and risks to the health of children and teenagers.”

Identified benefits include:

Early learning
Exposure to new ideas and knowledge
Increased opportunities for social contact and support
New opportunities to access health...
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