Category: Parenting

To Have and To Hold

I recently attended the wedding of a great friend.  This beautiful event was supported by a spectacular venue, decorations, and charming dresses.  And most importantly, loving people.  As the event began, the pastor took her spot under an elegant wood arch aligned with flowers.  She opened with a speech to remind the audience, friends and…

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Hashtag, Fear of Rejection

The coffee shop rocks some stellar music this morning.  1901 by Phoenix blasts through the speakers as I sit in the back corner watching the locals swing through and converse around the shop.  The Sit and Stay Café houses a bookshelf where patrons can exchange reading material.  There are piles of old books and ironic literature.  “Tears…

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Starbucks Ate My Child’s Innocence

My morning began with reading “Emotional Intelligence” by Daniel Goleman.  Then it brought me, here, to Starbucks where I pulled Daniel Amen’s “Change Your Brain, Change Your Life” from the shelf of the accompanying Barnes and Nobel store.  I was reading to prepare for a blog about positive psychology and how to overcome melancholy when…

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7 Ways to Make Your Life Better Now

1. Exercise. I learned from an intelligent man named Bill Ohanlon that exercise is the best way to increase brain power.  That’s right!  Physical exercise produces more brain cells and allows the brain to work better.  (I secretly want to punch people who are like “I love exercising”, so I totally understand if this seems daunting.…

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The Language of Hope

“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.”           …

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