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4 ways to Boost Your Mental Health

  Now that we can talk about mental health without shame or stigma, it’s time to build ours. Our social and emotional well-being shapes our attitude, perspective, and energy. It factors in to...

The Love you Give

  Being a mom was easier before the moodiness, shrugs, and slammed doors. We cringed. Being a mom had never felt like this before. We were uncomfortable and wondered if it was us. But it wasn't...

Bullying: The Beginning, Middle, and End.

  Few things feel as disarming and disturbing as being bullied. As much as we hope our child is spared, they need to be prepared and resilient. You can teach them that bullying has a beginning,...

Technology didn’t suck last week!

  Do you vacillate between absolute appreciation and irritating impatience with technology? I suspect we share these extremes from time to time. Bypassing my urge to complain, I'm focusing on...

The #1 Valentine This Year

  The media and stores do a fantastic job reminding us that it’s time to purchase Valentines. I know you plan to show love to those who you hold in your heart, especially your tween daughter...
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Happy Thanksgiving

From my office window, I watch giant leaves painted in fall hues float sideways from the Red Maple tree. One ...
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The Year of Perfect Vision

The Year of Perfect Vision Back in the day, as a school counselor, I wrote each student's high school graduation ...
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4 Approaches to Better Listening

4 Approaches to Better Listening Nothing feels as wonderful as when another human understands our perspective, experience, emotions, or dreams ...
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Take Two: The Social Dilemma

Take-Two: The Social Dilemma With all that The Social Dilemma broadcasted, including platforms' backstories and the greed that preys on ...
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The Horribly High Stakes of Social Media

The Social Dilemma is a Call to Action. I’m not an alarmist, but I want you to stream The Social ...
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Practice Makes Progress

We all agree that no one wants to suffer or have their child suffer. We don't want bad things to ...
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How to Ask the Right Questions

“How was your day?” “Fine.” “What did you learn today?” “Nothing.” “Are you finished with your science project?” “No.” Being ...
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The On Ramp to Fall Semester 2020

Uncertainty’s lingered far longer than we expected. I, like you, want a giant slice of permanent normal. No sprinkles or ...
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