Why We Lie to Ourselves

thumbI recently wrote a post about being honest with yourself, and an astute reader pointed out that I hadn’t really tackled the why of lying.  Why do people engage in self-delusion (especially when it’s often to their own detriment)? 

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Being Your Child’s Advocate

chairsI’ve mentioned before in this blog that my daughter’s had some delays.  Recently, she had an occupational therapy evaluation where the possibility of apraxia (a lifelong motor processing issue that needs heavy-duty therapy for years) was raised.

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Being Honest With Yourself

boredAre you in the habit of fooling yourself?  That could mean procrastination (“Oh, I’ll do that later” when deep down, you know you won’t.)  It could be convincing yourself to settle for something,

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Preparing for a Crisis

breezeI know this might sound oxymoronic: If a crisis is sudden, how can we prepare?

There are ways to strengthen yourself and your relationships so that you (and they) will bear up better under the strain of a crisis. 

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