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Archives for October, 2012


Are You a Good Loser?

"The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand."  -Vince Lombardi

A week from tomorrow, on Election Day in America, there will winners and losers galore. Many people will be happy but just as many will be disappointed and upset. The same thing happens over and over (although certainly not...
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My Child Is Afraid of the Dark–Is That Normal?

"Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other."  --Francis Bacon

Young and old, child or adult, fear is one of our companions in life, and we should be glad that it is. Our brains are hard-wired to notice signs of danger and to alert us to take protective action. A certain amount of anxiety can actually...
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Lessons from Lars and the Real Girl for World Mental Health Day

I was thinking about how to celebrate World Mental Health Day today. If I could make a wish that might make the world better for people suffering from mental illness, what would my wish be?

I'm not sure why but my thoughts landed on the ways that mental illness has been portrayed in TV and film. What if we could spread the word about the lessons from the 2007 film, Lars and the Real Girl...

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Loving Families Practice Compassion: Here’s How…

"Your task is not to seek for Love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”  -Rumi

Everyone makes mistakes. Lots of them, big and small. Even the people you love and look up to. In healthy, loving families, parents teach kids to learn from  mistakes and keep moving forward. Unfortunately, many of us were punished or ridiculed for mistakes. We came to believe...
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