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Relationships

Black, White, Tall, Short, Round, Thin, Young, Old – Does It Matter?

With all that has been occurring in my city lately, especially in the wake of hurricane Harvey, on any given day I may feel more like the small, quick but fragile lizard or the big, solid, heavy rock. I'm not sure if one is in any way preferable to the other. Ideally, in a kind and cooperative world, the rock could provide protection for the lizard, and the lizard could return the favor...
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Emotions

We Are Hard-Wired for Kindness….Or Are We?

My wonderful bicycle, locked safely in the closed garage where it always stays between rides. But, of course, this won't help me one bit if I go out riding and the bike gang steals it out from under me!

According to Harry Reis, a professor of psychology at the University of Rochester, to be a homo sapiens is also to be predisposed towards kindness.

Unfortunately, I read about this study right after...
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parenting

Is There Hope For My Relationship With My Son? (Reader Question)


I am now accepting anonymous parenting questions for this blog; here's the first one:

I really messed up. I started parenting my son before I knew about being conscious, respectful, and kind. He's 12 now. Is there hope of repairing our relationship? I fear he'll be angry with me forever.

Oh, dear reader. I wish I was sitting next to you right now, instead of on the other side of the internet. I’d...
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