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Developing a Gratitude Ritual

Developing a Gratitude Ritual

Gratitude is the single most important tradition of our lives. It welcomes a kind of peace and joy in our hearts that only grace knows. Contrary to popular belief, gratitude isn’t just a feeling – it is an experience that we cultivate through intentional daily practice. Choosing to mindfully engage in a gratitude ritual prepares and trains us to be able to access love and light even in the darkest of times.

A Free Holiday Gift - Why Love Dies Without It

A Free Holiday Gift - Why Love Dies Without It

Stop searching the stores for a perfect gift. Save your shopping time and money by giving people you care about the one thing they really want this holiday season at no charge.  How can a priceless gift be free? It’s the gift of appreciation. It’s an essential nutrient that grows happy, successful relationships. Why?

5 Mistakes That Divorced Parents Make (EXPERT)

5 Mistakes That Divorced Parents Make (EXPERT)

I am a firm believer that divorce can be a really wonderful thing for children as they no longer have to put up with a relationship that is going sour day in, day out. There is however, a false assumption that children need to be with both parents, and I actually don’t think this is true either. Who is to say that staying in an unhappy marriage is less harmful as taking action to end it?

How to Talk to Your Child About the Newtown School Shooting

How to Talk to Your Child About the Newtown School Shooting

It's unthinkable that when you send your child off to school you would ever receieve a call such as those parents in Newtown, CT did on December 14th.  It's a parents worst nighmare.  My heart aches for those families, as I know everyone's does.  As a parent or one who works with children, you may face difficult questions.  It is important that you address the topic with your child even if they don't bring it up - they most definitely have heard about it.

8 Tips to Help Your Child Respond to the Conn. Tragedy

8 Tips to Help Your Child Respond to the Conn. Tragedy

Devastating is the only word I can think of to describe how the parents of the children who died in Conn. must be feeling. If you’re like me, you’ve been shedding tears for the families and perhaps imagining your own family in that situation. Your children have very likely been shaken by this event, as well and will need help in the coming days from you to calm their fears. I’d like to offer a few key tips for shepherding your children through this horrific tragedy.

Go from Having Social Anxiety to a Social Butterfly

Go from Having Social Anxiety to a Social Butterfly

For some people, the idea of being in a social setting is comparable to a torture treatment. The anxiety and the pressure to talk one on one or to a group leaves a select few in sheer panic. Understandably, this can create more awkardness and ultimately, shyness - the exact opposite of what was intended.  Here's a few tips to help with being comfortable in a social setting. 

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Real Housewife of Beverly Hills Camille Grammer took her ex-husband to task.

Divorced Parenting: Camille & Kelsey Grammer's Mistakes

It's important to recognize that kids are not reliable reporters and should not be put in the position of "telling on" one parent and witnessing the other parent's major reaction. Parents must communicate directly with each other on the adult level.