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Feeling Down? Eat Some Sauerkraut

Feeling Down? Eat Some Sauerkraut

How’s your microbiota? You may be thinking “I beg your pardon!” That is, unless you’re up on all the latest research and findings coming to light recently on the human...

Understanding Trauma

Sometimes we go through trauma and don’t even realize it cause we think we’re strong, and that we know what’s about to happen then hours later, it hits us. I...
Rewriting the Holidays after Loss

Rewriting the Holidays after Loss

For the first time in 16 years, Janice was going to spend Thanksgiving without her kids. Even though the divorce was finalized in the summer, she did not realize until...
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Could Yoga Improve Your Teen’s Body Image?

Could Yoga Improve Your Teen’s Body Image?

For the parents of teenagers, these are anxious times. Across the US and UK, it appears that mental health issues are on the rise in young people1, with various modern...
Stop Being the Resented Thanksgiving Guest

Stop Being the Resented Thanksgiving Guest

You know who you are. You’re the person at Thanksgiving who everyone at wishes was not there. They think you are rude or critical. They think you drink and say...
The Making of a Junior Abuser

The Making of a Junior Abuser

I took a double-take, unable to believe the evidence of my own eyes. Had I just seen my sweet little step-son, Terrwyn, viciously kick his  beloved dog in the head?...
Time After Time

Time After Time

If you search through the titles of posts on this blog for ones that contain the word “time” you’ll maybe be surprised at how many there are. Or maybe not....
Today I Love Being Ready

Today I Love Being Ready

Today I love being ready for coming adventures. I love that I am usually not ready for most of them but that just makes it sweeter when I am. I...
A Spike in Children’s Mental Health Crises

A Spike in Children’s Mental Health Crises

Across the nation, in emergency rooms of clinics and hospitals, children are arriving with mental health crises in droves, researchers reported recently. The children represent all races and ethnic types...
Best of Our Blogs: November 16, 2018

Best of Our Blogs: November 16, 2018

Need a healthy escape from those upcoming holiday parties and events? Me too. That’s why I love the library. It gives me the opportunity to read about a myriad of...

7 Tips to Avoid a Holiday “Hoover” by a Narcissist

 Hoovering: (definition)- noun– The state in which a psychological abuser (typically an individual manifesting symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder or perhaps a blend of other Personality Disorders) returns to attempt to...
Parenting is a Journey, Not a Destination

Parenting is a Journey, Not a Destination

As my previously delightful daughter became sullen, surly, and withdrawn as she approached adolescence, I asked an older and wiser friend if the fun part of parenting lasted only a...

5 Questions to Improve Understanding

Normally, things run smooth and our emotions and thoughts work in harmony towards a common goal.  However under situations of stress, unresolved anger, private sorrow, or paralyzing fear may flood...
Some Social Media Activity May Damage Body Image

Some Social Media Activity May Damage Body Image

New research suggests that when young women actively engage with social media images of friends who they think are more attractive than themselves, they report feeling worse about their own...