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HOW DATING HAS CHANGED

It’s interesting to look at how dating has changed over the years. Dating in this day and age is bizarre, if not almost surreal. Texting has taken over phone calls, dates are met online, and much of the excitement and anticipation that used to happen while dating is gone. When I was… Read More >>

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Are You Happy? – Finding and Keeping Happiness

Are you happy? When is the last time you even thought about that question? What does that even mean to you? Why is it so hard to answer? If you are a parent, especially if you are a single parent, work outside of the home, or have a child with special needs,… Read More >>

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How to Survive Summer Vacation With Kids: 5 Tips

Are you wondering how to survive summer vacation with kids? Do you find it funny that it’s even called summer vacation? Who is it a vacation for? The children…definitely. The teachers…usually. The parents…not a chance! Having your kids home day after day, week after week, can make even the best parent go… Read More >>

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Anger and Stress on the Internet

Anger and stress on the internet has become all too commonplace. Whether it’s a discussion about the government’s latest faux pas, parents raising children with disabilities, or a woman claiming she didn’t know she was pregnant, nasty comments posted on the internet abound. All you need to do is read the comments… Read More >>

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Raising Mentally Ill Children: What It’s Really Like

Raising mentally ill children is no easy task. Having tuned in this week to “psych week” on Discovery Fit & Health, I must admit that my heart aches for these families. I watched episodes about children with bipolar disorder, autism, and schizophrenia. Discovery Channel did an excellent job producing these shows, but… Read More >>

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Problems in a Relationship: 7 Relationship Tips That You Can Use Today

Each day, someone will ask me, “Can you help me with my relationship?” Quite often, it is followed by, “My husband (or wife) won’t come to therapy.” I’m here to tell you it’s okay. Believe it or not, one person can affect far more change in a relationship than you might have… Read More >>

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HOLDING ON TO HOPE: HOW IT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE

What is hope? Hope is defined as the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best (Dictionary.com). Like many, I have been closely following the news about the three women and the child that were rescued from captivity in Ohio. After so many… Read More >>

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Entitled Children: Have We Gone Too Far?

Many feel that we are raising a generation of entitled children worse than ever before. We give constant praise for mediocrity and fear damaging our children’s self-esteem if we are honest. But have we gone too far? Last week, one of my friends wrote on Facebook “my son just received a trophy… Read More >>

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Boston Marathon Terror: How to Stay Sane Amidst Anguish and Fear

With news and social media bombarding us with images of the Boston Marathon terror, you may be wondering how to stay sane amidst anguish and fear. One can’t help but feel a sense of profound sadness and depression in the aftermath of such a senseless act. It is difficult, if not impossible,… Read More >>

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Teen Girl Raped, Commits Suicide: Sex, Bullying and Technology Turned Lethal

I woke up in the morning and checked CNN.com for the news, only to find yet another story of a teen girl raped, humiliated, and bullied to her suicide (click here to read article). Even worse, as I read the article, my blood began to boil as I learned that the perpetrators… Read More >>

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