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Archive for October 2017


The other day I had a young child say to me, when I do something that upsets someone else, I have so many emotions all at once; embarrassment, frustration, sadness, shame and worry. That’s empathy and self-awareness at its core I said. You are connected to what you feel, but you are also attuned to…

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Love and Appreciate One Another

When was the last time you thought about what you loved most about your loved ones? Or, the last time you looked at your spouse with fondness and admiration for what is good about them instead of what isn’t? When was the last time you looked at your child and thought about how much joy…

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Parenting Myths Part 3

“Always put your children’s needs ahead of your own.” If you have ever traveled by plane, you have heard the attendants preparing us for take off by using the infamous phrase, “Should our aircraft at any time lose air pressure, oxygen masks will drop from the ceiling. Please place the oxygen mask over your own…

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Parenting Myths Part 2

“Children Should Never See Their Parents Argue.” Children need good examples of how to put words on their angry and hurt feelings. Too often parents try to hide behind closed doors when having a disagreement. The truth is every relationship encounters strong emotions and conflict is a healthy part of all relationships. It is important…

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