How to protect your kids through a divorce

Oct 24

  A close friend of mine is going through a difficult divorce.  She often worries about the effect that her divorce might be having on her children. What a difficult time.  One cannot overstate the emotional toll of separating from a person who had once been family, who had once been a deep part of your heart and soul.  To say that it is a traumatic...

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How to teach your kids to be honest

Oct 23

Many children lie to their parents.  It almost seems like it’s more common for kids to lie to their parents than to be truthful. When my son was a little boy, he was extremely honest.  I had a conversation with him when he was three about the importance of honesty between us. In addition to that early conversation, I always believed that the reason why he was so...

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What if it works?

Oct 14

  The author of “Breaking Night, Liz Murray, tells of a time when she was a young girl.  In response to repeated rejections from high schools because of her homelessness, she began asking herself, “what if the next one accepts me?”  She finally got accepted by a high school, and in addition, went on to attend Harvard University after graduating from...

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True power

Oct 03

“Let go of the story – and return to the only place of power: the present moment.” – Eckhart Tolle. How often do most of us let time slip away from us with the “stories” in our minds?  While we regurgitate stories, good or bad, our present moments are stolen from us. It takes practicing, but it is well worth getting into practice of being in the...

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Focus

Sep 29

Sometimes life can feel overwhelming.  Sometimes it appears that there are too many challenges and not enough good options or choices.  This can lead us to feel defeated, depressed, and down in the dumps. When we feel like we have no options, it’s often the best thing to stop trying so hard to figure things out.  Stop all attempts to get it right.  Turn your...

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Into the belly of the beast you go

Sep 25

When you are faced with something that you don’t like about your life, be it a situation that you are in or some recurring characteristics that you don’t like about yourself, it can be the most wonderful opportunity for you to grow. Until you fulfill the task, the opportunity will present themselves again, because you are loved.  You will be faced with another...

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“Sometimes when you lose, you win”

Sep 22

So many of us try so hard to defend our egos. Often, this focus keeps us from achieving any actual self-growth.  It is very easy to fall into this trap. Our ego tricks us. The ego is a bottomless pit, a hungry stomach that can never be full.  Whenever I try to fill mine, it leaves me with the hollowness, an empty feeling.  Filling my ego is like eating a bowl of...

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