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Parents' Guide To a Great Valentines Day Date

Parents' Guide To a Great Valentines Day Date

by Lynn Perkins, CEO & founder, UrbanSitter for GalTime.com   Though Valentine's Day may conjure up images of commercial hysteria and sugar overload, it can be a fun excuse to plan a date with your husband, boyfriend or partner. Why not save yourself the disappointment of yet another Hallmark card, and take the reins? Here is how to jump in. Think beyond dinner  

Does Your Compassion Disappear When Someone's Angry?

Does Your Compassion Disappear When Someone's Angry?

Renee saw herself as a very compassionate person. She could easily feel into her husband Jeff's feelings when he was sad or scared. But as soon as Jeff got angry or judgmental with her, her fear became far greater than her compassion — fear of losing herself and of not being seen or cared about by Jeff. Out of her fear, Renee would often shut down into silence, or she would defend herself or try to talk Jeff out of being upset. Her tone would get parental and righteous as she protected herself against her fear.