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The Reason We Have Two Hands: A Closer Look at Giving and Receiving

While giving and receiving are more pronounced during the holiday season, both in terms of gifts and generosity of action to those we love and to those in need, many people give in big and small ways throughout the year. Over million people provide unpaid care of parents and family members ages 65 and older in the United States. There are a reported million spousal caregivers and if we add those caring for grandchildren and friends, the numbers keep expanding.

With this...


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Facing Another School Shooting- Loss, Fear and Efforts to Cope

On Thursday 11/14/19, a male student opened fire at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California.  Pulling a pistol from his backpack, he killed a 15 year old girl, a 14 year old boy and wounded three others in an attack that lasted 16 seconds. He left his last bullet for himself and died from the self-inflected gunshot wound.

The event leaves a school and community in a state of shock, pain and unthinkable loss. This shooting adds to the already 230 school...


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The Danger of Avoiding Discord in Your Relationship: Alternatives

Do you steam in silence, act out in passive aggressive ways or become depressed because you fear that anger you are feeling will destroy  relationship?

“I don’t want to rock the boat.”

“It's better that I just keep my mouth shut.”

Does Anger Destroy A Relationship?
The basic answer is NO. Anger is a human feeling and in itself is not damaging. According to attachment theory, one characteristic of a secure attachment be it between a mother and child or...