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Set Reasonable Expectations & Watch Your Kids Soar

Set Reasonable Expectations & Watch Your Kids Soar

What does raising the bar look like for you?  What expectations do you have for your children? Setting high expectations is a good thing, as long as the bar isn't out of reach. Some of the students I teach have trouble with organization and keeping track of assignments.  Meetings with parents of middle schoolers and guidance sometimes result in a long list of things the child is supposed to accomplish or master.

How To Have Your Cake & Eat It, Too

How To Have Your Cake & Eat It, Too

Once the decision is made to put yourself out there and start dating, a new world can open up for you. Suddenly, you can go from sitting home on Friday nights watching Netflix, to having a social calendar that is booked for weeks.  Being single can be a fun, carefree time. It's a great time to meet new people, go to local hotspots and experiment with online dating. But how many people are too many people to mingle with when you are looking for your future plus one? 

Downton Abbey: Should Women Say What They Think?

Downton Abbey: Should Women Say What They Think?

This week's episode of Downton Abbey focuses on a timeless question: Should women say what they think?  The year is 1920, and the aspiring assistant chef Daisy wants to move up in the kitchen, and in her life.  She is in awe of Miss Reid, the American maid who spent last week's season opener flirting shamelessly with Alfred and joyfully exclaiming her romantic desire.  While preparing the extravagant edibles for Lady Edith's upcoming wedding, Daisy consults with Alfred:

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Flu Season: When The Nurturer Needs Nurturing

Cold and flu season is upon us. If you're feeling feverish, and you're accustomed to taking care of everyone else's needs before attending to your own, you might feel uncomfortable asking for help. So, here's a crash course in teaching your partner to step up to the plate!

Valentines Day, A Treat Or A Treatment?

Valentines Day, A Treat Or A Treatment?

Nancy was already feeling in the dumps and it was only the middle of January. Fancy Valentine boxes of chocolates appearing in the local drug store made her feel worse. Valentine cards, ideas for gifts and romantic evenings seemed to be everywhere. Nancy, 28 and single, felt assaulted by the media and even the other gals in the office who were comfortably in relationships and busily planning for February 14th. And to make matters even worse, her boyfriend of the last 3 years had just married. She could only imagine how much fun he would be having in a few weeks.

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Bradley Cooper plays mental patient Pat Solitano.

5 Love Lessons From 'Silver Linings Playbook'

The Oscar-nominated film 'Silver Linings Playbook' introduces us to messy relationships and messy lives. The relationships and characters are incredibly sensitive and humane. It is a romantic comedy that highlights the best and worst behaviors of people in relationships.

Coming Out! Not The Only Reason Relationships Fail

Coming Out! Not The Only Reason Relationships Fail

“I’m just not attracted to you...We’re not compatible...Our goals are different...” all valid justifications for calling it quits in a relationship. Yet, even those with perfect hearing don’t tune into the true undertones of the subliminal messaging, until the megaphone is held up to their ear, and blaringly your spouse says...”I’m gay and I’m coming out!” Not necessarily in my "Top 10 Ways On How To 'Come Out!" Regardless of how you do it, dead silence, shock, and utter disbelief usually hang in the air.