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Following Your Instincts Can Seriously Mess You Up

I love the idea that we should listen to our instincts, follow our heart and do what feels right intuitively.  And perhaps if we had all lived stress free, emotionally supported lives this would be a fantastic plan.  Instead, that little voice is laden with fears and reactions, tied to trauma and loss, neglect and […]

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Be with Your Kid Now

Mindfulness- “the intentional, accepting and non-judgmental focus of one’s attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment”. Very simple and oh so hard. Mindful parenting comes from that zen, centered place where we can respond with patience and an open heart. Simple… and hard.   Mindful parenting is being with your […]

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You are Not a Good Liar!

You are a terrible liar. At least I hope you are. People that are good liars are rare and kind of dangerous. I hear it everyday- people not wanting other people to think something, know something about them. Hiding the things that we don’t think others will like. When people try to hide stuff from […]

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Your Presence is Requested

Being present. Present is the buzzword of the season. My Facebook feed keeps reminding me that my kids need my presence more than presents. (Yeah, not on my kids list!) I used to hate the term self-esteem. Self esteem is a concept psychologists invented that seems to simply have most of us feeling worse about […]

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Natural Remedy- Unlimited Benefits

What if I told you there is a natural remedy that would help you be a great parent, have more patience, think more clearly, have a better sex life and even lose weight easier?  What if I told you this remedy has no side effects and is very inexpensive? Ok, let’s admit it…you’re skeptical. You […]

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Having “the talk” with your kids…about race

A few years ago, I was at a parade in my mother’s small Wisconsin town and my then 10 year old niece asked me what it was like for me to be somewhere where all the faces were like mine-white. You see she’s black and I and every single other face at the parade were […]

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