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Mentoring Book Reviews

Potent Healing from an Unexpected Place

My precious avian, Pearl, poses with two of his mommy's new Dr. Weiss books! I am an avid reader. This is likely no secret if you have read at least one post here. I especially enjoy books about animals. I like learning about their preferences, habits, behaviors, feelings, thoughts and needs. During the animal communication...
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Today I Love The Butter Cream Clouds

Awesome clouds Today I love the butter cream clouds in the morning's Azure sky. I love the soft sweet lull of this end of Summer's days and hours and minutes. I love that the count down is on and at 4:02 this afternoon, my new favorite season will start. I love...
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Anxious behavior

6 Things the Unloved Child Longs For

If there were a single image that summed up my childhood, it would be one of me reading a book. I learned to read very young—at three, sitting in my father’s lap as he read the Wall Street Journal—and stories were my refuge and sustenance.
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coping skills

3 Natural Tips To Relieve Symptoms Of Depression

Introduction Are you depressed?  Are you looking for tips to relieve depression?  This article will provide this answer.  They are exercising, eating well, and getting enough sleep. Exercising According to , the first tip to ease symptoms associated with depression is to exercise.  Exercising releases endorphins which enables you to feel better and decrease levels of depression.  You do not have to enroll in...
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Are You Securely Attached?

Having strong emotional bonds with other people is a marker of good mental health. Our relationships reflect our internal landscape, and vice versa. But what is a secure attachment, and do you have them in your life? Read on to find out.
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Vulnerability Isn’t A Weakness; It’s A Great Strength

Linda: It is all quite experimental, this learning to communicate well with our partner. Far too many of us came to partnership with inadequate models of communication from our families. If we dedicate ourselves to learning the skills of effective communication, we can master them, but it takes commitment, time, effort, patience and creativity. Consider the challenge...
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Today I Love The World Still Turning

Waves are like life ... Today I love the world still turning even though there are times when it seems like it should stop. I love that after the darkest night, there is a sunrise. I love that I have been bereft and lost and destitute and felt like I would die from...
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Love & Affection

Bill Maher’s Wish for Single People Has Come True

A few months ago, Bill Maher lamented that there was no holiday for single people. (This link goes to the video.) Now, his wish has come true. The third week of September is Unmarried and Single Americans Week. That’s not new, though. Single people have been celebrated with a special week since the 1980s, and sometimes with a special day, too....
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Happiness & Well-being

Change Your Lens. Change Your World.

The lens through which we view the world determines our reality. It’s all a matter of perspective. I’m sure this is not a new concept to you. It sure isn’t to me. And despite that, I easily forget, more often than not. Every now and then I get wrapped up in my idea of what “should be”...
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Coping Strategies

Staying Positive With ADHD

Positive thinking is a tricky thing. People with mental health issues are naturally suspicious of "positive thinking" because many of us have been incorrectly told that our problems would go away if we would just be positive, change our attitude, try harder.
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Understanding Conflict

We all have triggers, blind spots, or vulnerabilities that fuel conflict. The best thing we can do is be aware of them, take responsibility for them, and learn how to work with them effectively.
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