• Finding Happiness: 1 Visual To Change Your Life

    When you look at this picture are you able to see the light of the sun from behind the clouds? Of course you are. When you look up towards the sun, the clouds actually make it easier to gaze up at the sunlight. If you were to look directly at the sun you’d hurt your […]

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  • Forgiveness for Dummies

    Is there someone in your life who has hurt you, but you can’t seem to get over it? At some point everyone has experienced the lingering bitterness that comes when we don’t forgive others. Bitterness is like having a ball and chain strapped to your ankle. You might get used to it, but it still […]

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  • How to make your family change

    I hate to pull a bait and switch on you, but the reality is you can’t make other people change. However, you can change how you approach others. When you do this you’ll either wind up feeling better about their lack of change, or you’ll provide a safe space for them to have room to […]

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  • New Parents: 1 Piece of Advice that Always Worked

    This picture is of my husband and son the day he turned 1 month old. That was the day we went from feeling awesome about ourselves as new parents to wondering what the heck happened.  During our first month as new parents our baby was a perfectly predictable alarm clock who politely notified me every 2-3 hours […]

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  • Reignite Your Spark With… Pokemon Go!

    I know, I know, you’re tired of hearing about Pokemon Go. We’ve all heard about the problems of Pokemon Go: car accidents, pedestrians suddenly stopping right in front of you, and people falling off of cliffs in search of that elusive Pikachu. Pokemon Go is like the Backstreet Boys of the 90s, you either love it or […]

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  • No-Lose Conflict Resolution

    Is it possible to reach a satisfying conflict resolution when there seems to be no middle ground? We’ve all been taught about compromise since we were children. You wanted to play tag and your friend wanted to go swimming. Your mom suggested playing tag in the swimming pool, and suddenly all your problems were solved. Unfortunately, in the […]

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  • 5 Steps to Meaningful Communication

    Have you ever found yourself saying “you’re not listening”, just to be followed up with “yes I am, here’s what you just said…”? Well then this post is for you. Communication is a buzzword that people like to throw around, and most people can articulate to some degree what communication is. If I were to ask you […]

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  • 13 Parenting Tips for Kids with ADHD

    ADHD is one of the most common diagnoses given to children. With the continuous exposure to flashy screens and impressive special effects, it’s no wonder kids these days have a hard time focusing on something boring like homework or chores. What many parents don’t realize is what a unique gift ADHD can be for your […]

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  • 4 things your child needs after abuse

    Look at the Donut and Not the Hole! Your child experienced something that is probably your worst nightmare. You may be experiencing feelings of shame, self-blame, anger, and grief. At this time it may feel like your entire world has been turned upside down and you may be asking yourself questions such as: Is my […]

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