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Listening – with Eyes and Ears

Listening – with Eyes and Ears

Dad is reading and Mom is busy cooking. Molly walks in, “Can I ask you something?” “Sure,” Mom replies without looking up. “Well, everyone is going to the beach and…

Controlling Your Anger Buttons

Controlling Your Anger Buttons

How do you react when you get angry – in an unhealthy way or in a healthy way? An unhealthy way of dealing with your anger is to suppress it…

Anger Fades

Anger Fades

Cleveland, I am coming home! No so fast, LeBron, remember how mad Dan is at you? LeBron James made Dan Gilbert so angry; Dan wrote a letter mocking LeBron and…

Is the score all that matters?

Is the score all that matters?

It’s the World Cup. The Americans are the underdogs; they have fought and been ahead of Portugal for most of the game.  The world is watching and now with only…

I Hate You

I Hate You

“Mom, can I come with?” asked young Elaine as she watched her Mom put on her coat. “No sweetheart, I am going to the bank, you’ll have to stay with…

We’ll Get Together Then

We’ll Get Together Then

“We’ll get together then, Son, you know we’ll have a good time then.”  Sound familiar?  This is the haunting refrain from Harry Chapin’s song Cat’s in the Cradle.  Did you…

Really!

Really!

It’s a cloudy day; yesterday was just a perfect spring day, sunny and warm.  I was a little frustrated that I had spent such a perfect day having tests run…

An Awesome Creation

An Awesome Creation

Lynn sat down at the kitchen table to call Cynthia about their monthly girls’ day out.   A display of this summer’s bathing suits caught Lynn’s eye; “Cynthia, I have…

Fighting Like Cats and Dogs

Fighting Like Cats and Dogs

Have you ever said to your kids, “You two fight like cats and dogs!” Is that true or do they just fight like normal brothers and sisters? Now ask, do…

Life’s GPS

Life’s GPS

Gail Sheehy’s book Passages was on the New York Times best seller list for over three years. Why? Because we all struggle with and want help to know the right…