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5 Signs of Emotional Abuse in Your Relationship

5 Signs of Emotional Abuse in Your Relationship

They are tempting to overlook but toxic over time. Over the past few months, many readers have contacted me after seeing my posts on the signs of emotional abuse in...
The Most Important Thing

The Most Important Thing

“Hello, I saw you, I know you, I knew you, I think I can remember your name, name, Hello, I’m sorry, I lost myself, I think I thought you were...
3 Signs Your Child Has Too Many Gifts

3 Signs Your Child Has Too Many Gifts

The holiday season is upon us. A time that should be an opportunity to cultivate values and traditions. Uphold those family customs our ancestors have established. Honor our festive spirit....
How to Handle Holiday Stress with Compassion

How to Handle Holiday Stress with Compassion

Do you worry about staying cheerful during the holidays? Do festivities spark more worries than warm feelings? Of course you want to have a light heart and free spirit. But...
Warning: Objects Are Closer Than They Appear

Warning: Objects Are Closer Than They Appear

This is a public service announcement. The holidays are coming. If you are like me, you will be looking at the calendar and saying to yourself, “Well, yeah, but there’s...
Today I Love Making Progress

Today I Love Making Progress

Today I love making progress with the Household Reorganization Project here in the castle. I love how different the living room looks, still with all the instruments in it, but...
Best of Our Blogs: December 11, 2018

Best of Our Blogs: December 11, 2018

For a season that’s supposed to be “the best time of the year,” many of us are filled with grief, anxiety and depression. The whirlwind of activities, death of a...
Why Are We So Fascinated by Narcissists?

Why Are We So Fascinated by Narcissists?

People with narcissism live in world that focuses on themselves all day, every day. The world in which the narcissist “lives” is quite distorted, filled with self-indulgence, thoughts of superiority,...
Unintended Ableism: On Calling Men “Creepy”

Unintended Ableism: On Calling Men “Creepy”

Upon hearing about the most recent accusations of sexual impropriety against a celebrity scientist, I noticed several things in the accuser’s comments which sounded familiar.  He was accused of “not...
Trusting Our Intuition

Trusting Our Intuition

In my own mothering experience, there have been numerous occasions when I had a strong instinct or intuition about something wrong with my child. Rarely have these intuitions misguided me,...
Don’t Let Norman Rockwell Ruin Your Holidays

Don’t Let Norman Rockwell Ruin Your Holidays

With the holidays upon us, it is easy to picture the perfect family season.  Everyone gathered together in perfect harmony, multiple generations of relatives unified by genetics or marriage smiling...

3 Steps to Learning New Skills

Humans are learning machines.  From the day we are born and even before, our brains capture and encode our experiences. The mind is a web of connections with over a...
50 Things To Talk About Besides Dieting or Your Weight

50 Things To Talk About Besides Dieting or Your Weight

Around the dinner table, at the gym, at restaurants, at New Year’s Eve parties, it’s not uncommon for the conversation to turn to calories, cake, clothing sizes, diets and weight...
New Drug Shown to Ease Pot Withdrawal, Lessen Use

New Drug Shown to Ease Pot Withdrawal, Lessen Use

A new drug can help people diagnosed with cannabis use disorder reduce withdrawal symptoms and marijuana use, according to a new study. According to recent national data, approximately one-third of...