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Article Excerpt: 10 Ways of Showing Compassion

1. START WITH YOURSELF The best way to learn how to be compassionate toward others is through self-acceptance. As they say: you can’t learn to truly love others until you learn to love yourself. Praise yourself for your successes (even with small things) and forgive yourself [...]

By |2021-07-09T15:39:06+00:00July 9th, 2021|Categories: Relationship|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Article Excerpt: 10 Ways of Showing Compassion

Freedom with Responsibility

The 4th of July conjures up thoughts of celebration, barbecues, fireworks, freedom, and independence. These modern-day festivities have persisted since 1776 when our founding father, John Adams wrote a letter to his wife in which he detailed his belief that July 4th… will be celebrated, [...]

By |2021-06-25T02:25:33+00:00June 25th, 2021|Categories: Relationship|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Freedom with Responsibility

Wait ‘til Your Father Gets Home!

In the past, “Wait ‘til your father gets home!” was a threat to a misbehaving child. The child was supposed to worry about facing serious punishment when the father returned from work. This adage is no longer effective for a variety of reasons. Threats do [...]

By |2021-06-11T23:26:25+00:00June 11th, 2021|Categories: Children, Parenting|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wait ‘til Your Father Gets Home!

Life is Resuming…Back-to-School

Now that life is resuming, you may experience a realm of emotions about going out. As much as you may feeling like leaving your home, simultaneously you may experience ambivalence, apprehension, insecurity. Your children may feel elated about returning to school but they also may be [...]

By |2021-04-30T17:38:54+00:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: Children, Parenting|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Life is Resuming…Back-to-School

Can You Help Diffuse Sibling Rivalry?

Have you ever given thought to whether you treat your kids as well as your friends? Are there ways you unwittingly instigate sibling rivalry? Erma Bombeck was an American humorist who brought this question to light in her story Supposing I Treated My Friends Like [...]

By |2021-04-02T17:53:34+00:00March 28th, 2021|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , |Comments Off on Can You Help Diffuse Sibling Rivalry?

And Social Isolation Continues

Previously, I wrote an article entitled: How to Combat Isolation During Coronavirus. I began that “I like to think that out of adversity, we can create positives—whether more family time, quiet time, going outdoors, being creative.” By now we all know ways to be proactive [...]

By |2021-02-17T16:56:48+00:00February 17th, 2021|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , |Comments Off on And Social Isolation Continues

Recipe for Lasting Love

As this love poem reveals, lasting love requires a long list of ingredients. It requires effort, concentration, and time. I am reminded of a quote by Thomas Keller, American chef, restaurateur, and cookbook writer, “A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul [...]

By |2021-02-03T18:31:26+00:00February 3rd, 2021|Categories: Relationship|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Recipe for Lasting Love

The Importance of Human Connection

Imagine looking into a baby’s eyes. You smile, the baby smiles. You laugh, the baby laughs. But what if you just look expressionless with a blank stare? Do you know what the baby does? The baby cries from a feeling of detachment and lack of emotional [...]

By |2020-12-22T02:28:09+00:00December 18th, 2020|Categories: Relationship|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Importance of Human Connection

Psychology of Gratitude

“Thank you” One of the earliest phrases children learn to say is “thank you”. That is when we are introduced to good manners. It is a way we learn to express our appreciation and convey our gratitude. It is a demonstration of respect to someone who [...]

By |2020-11-10T21:09:15+00:00November 10th, 2020|Categories: Relationship|Tags: , |Comments Off on Psychology of Gratitude

Adult ADHD

Are you an adult who wonders if you have ADHD? All of us have moments when we procrastinate, feel distracted, unmotivated, and forgetful. When does it become problematic? How do you know if what you are experiencing is actually adult ADHD (Adult Attention Hyperactivity Disorder)? [...]

By |2020-10-07T17:58:36+00:00October 7th, 2020|Categories: ADHD|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Adult ADHD