It’s the holiday season, but maybe gratitude is the last thing you’re feeling. Maybe you or your family is going through a really rough time right now, like the aftermath of Newton, Hurricane Sandy or other tragedy. Maybe you’re alone, or even more ironic, feeling lonely in the middle of family and friends.
Last year my oldest child left for college, which happened about 24 hours after he was born. Or at least that’s how it felt to me. I can look back and think of a few things that I regret as his mom; nothing too serious, just a thing or two that I might change. I do, however, have a list of things that I refuse to regret even if some might consider me a bad mom. I plan on holding on to these same non-regrets (and maybe a few more) with my other two children. Here they are:
Ten years ago we were blessed with our first born child. We spent months preparing for this day by reading and watching what it would be like to be parents, purchasing way to much baby stuff, and planning out how we were going to parent this child. Boy oh boy we were in for a shocker after he was born. Our world was turned upside down and so was our marriage. We had prepared for months on how to take care of this little bundle of joy and yet we didn’t place much importance on our marriage.
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When you feel you've been hurt or mistreated, it's common to get angry — and anger is unpleasant, to say the least. So, anger following a breakup or divorce is natural ... but is it healthy? Does anger toward your ex help you move forward, or does it hold you back? Turns out, it does both.
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Here it is 2013! Some of us thought there wouldn’t even be a 2013; others of us can remember back to the movie 2001 where the ideas in that film seemed so far fetched. Paraphrasing an old ad, “We’ve come a long way, baby!” The world certainly is a different place.
Life in Chicago is exciting, isn't it? With so many options, your only decision is what to do next! From shopping along the Magnificent Mile to museum hopping from Field, Shedd, Adler to the Art Institute to wandering through Millennium Park, catching a ballgame, or eating and drinking your way through top-rated resturants and night life spots, Chicago has it all. With so many fun things out your front door, wouldn't you double your fun with someone special to enjoy them with? If you haven't found Mr. or Ms.
A recent study concluded that the more time you spend on your ex's Facebook page, the more psychological distress you experience, the greater your desire for your ex and the more difficulty you have moving on.
Another year has passed, gifting us with an additional collection of memories, transitions, and events to add to our life’s experience. In order to integrate these happenings and successfully move forward, it is helpful for us to find meaningful ways to reflect on the steps we’ve taken over the year, celebrate our progress, and establish our intentions for the year ahead.