Can People Really Change?

If feelings are so painful and get in the way of having a happy and fulfilling life then why have them at all?  The answer is is that emotions are functional.  We live in a society that applauds the intellectual over the emotional but the reality is that we can’t think without feeling.  Even if we are unaware of our feelings - they are driving our thinking and our decision making. 

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5 Ways to Show Empathy

Empathy is the ability to get behind another's eyeballs and see and feel the world as they see and feel the world. It is the ability to experience someone else's feelings without becoming so emotionally involved in the other's feelings that you lose your judgment. Empathy plays a crucial role in all relationships ...

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4 Strategies For Teenagers To Get Through This School Year

 My how our world has changed in just the past 6 months! At that point the public was under the impression that the COVID-19 virus was something that was not worth worrying about and since then our country has experienced over 200.000 deaths

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Four Suggestions for a Good Start to the New School Year

As a country we have been faced with many challenging events and difficult decisions over the past few months. The most recent of those challenging decisions involves school for the up-coming academic year. As a parent of children in elementarymiddleand high schoolI can appreciate all the energy you put into making your decision

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4 Signs Your Teenage Son Is Turning Into A Man

As every parent knows the teenage years with their children can be the most stressful and yet most rewarding.  This is the period in life where your teen is growing through a great transition from dependency to self-sufficiency as he prepares for the next phase in his life  

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The New Rules of Marriage

It turns out that much of the conventional marriage wisdom of the past is not based on sound research  but more on advice. John and Julie Gottman  who researched thousand of couples for over 40 years discovered the truth about many myths that have transcended generations of advice giving for couples about to be hitched.

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