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Parenting kids towards dependence and emotional crippling

mowing the weeds for our childrenLawnmower parenting is it! It’s the relatively new term and concept that has pushed aside the helicopter parent of today.  It’s similar but may be even more overt in the damage it can do to our children and teens. What is it?  It’s getting rid of, plowing through and removing...

The Skill of Listening

Learn the skill of listeningWe as human beings all have a need to be seen, heard, understood and validated.  There’s nothing like that feeling when we can say, ‘she gets me’.  It’s like a balm that penetrates the soul and makes us feel connected and less alone. Listening is a very powerful tool but...

“The day you realize you have a choice is the day you take your power back.”

I’m thrilled to once again resume my interviews of people who have triumphed over adversity;  people who, from the depths of their pain and most difficult challenges, teach us about living well, or as I like to say – living well despite… Karen Salmansohn, author, designer and founder of notsalmon.com...

Don’t Wait For the Crisis – Now’s the Time to Strengthen Your Resiliency Muscles

Let’s say things are going along fairly well, status quo for you right now.  Meaning there are no major bumps in the road, no out-of-the-blue surprise attack of a lost job, awful diagnosis, partner leaving, or any other major event that would completely throw you off balance and into a...

Do you want to make your children safe or strong?

I’m in the middle of reading Jordan Peterson’s extremely thought-provoking book, 12 Rules For Life:  An Antidote To Chaos.  This is no fluff or quick-read self-helpy book; rather it’s a slow, deep read that really stretches your brain.  One chapter at a time is all I can do.  It feels...

The Beauty of Imperfection

I dropped my bags, pulled open the curtains and saw this jaw-dropping view, a movie-like scene right before my eyes. The Mama Mia type beauty of a Greek island, minus the singing and dancing along the rooftops. My room with a view of Santorini. In my excitement to photograph this...

Filling Your Bucket

Are you OK with giving to yourself, with doing for yourself, with taking care of You? Before you can practice self-care to any degree you have to believe that it is OK to tend to yourself; that you matter and you cannot run on empty no matter how little time...

Living a Great Life, From a Dying Man

Some books are truly timeless, as they apply just as much today as when they were written. Such is the book, Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom. Having just finished this book with my parent book clubs and had such amazing, stimulating and uplifting discussions around this life-affirming book, I...

8 Ways to Handle Those Tough Times

We all have different ways of dealing with our stressors, our hardships, our challenges. How do you handle those tough times in your life? Do you confront it head-on? Do you look to avoid? Do you withdraw and retreat from life? Do you engage in any ‘holic’ or acting-out behaviors?...

“Big Magic” For Parents

This month’s book for my parent book clubs is Big Magic - Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert. (Yes, she wrote Eat, Pray and Love.) There’s no question this book promotes great and very lively discussion, even if the {heated} talk is around how unrealistic it is to even...

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