Parenting

Decisions, Decisions: 5 Mindsets toward Making Your Best Choice

July 16, 2014
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“Choices made, whether bad or good, follow you forever and affect everyone in their path one way or another.” ― J.E.B. Spredemann, An Unforgivable Secret Should I stay or should I go? Should I turn left or should I turn right? Should I pick up the phone and call or should I just remain silent? […]

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5 Keys to Understanding our Response Ability

July 13, 2014
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The dictionary defines the word responsibility as a state or fact of being answerable, accountable, or responsible; of being reliable or dependable; morally right or legally required. “With great power comes great responsibility.”—Spiderman In my coaching world, responsibility is akin to evolution. If we are in tune with our deepest selves we know when we […]

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Teens and Heroin

July 4, 2014
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Drug addiction and teens Drug addiction and teens is a very serious issue. There are multiple drugs that teens abuse, and one of the most dangerous ones is heroin. Heroin is an opiate that is created from morphine. Morphine naturally occurs in the poppy plant from Asia. Opiates are known to be very powerful pain […]

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The Incredible Mom-Hulk

July 3, 2014
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Parenting skills are passed from one generation to the next – unless the template is deliberately changed. My parenting life was spent anxiously trying to stay calm and not get angry. When I was mad I tried to prevent it from going into a full blown rage, sometimes over the most trivial things. Back in […]

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Start a New Weekend Tradition: Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

July 2, 2014
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When I think of comfort, I think of the Saturday morning pancakes my father made throughout my childhood and adolescence and occasionally into my adulthood. At first it was chocolate chips and whipped cream, then, as I aged, oatmeal-laden cakes rich with bananas, blueberries, and flax seed for my health. I went from pancake syrup […]

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Questions to Ponder….

June 27, 2014

“It is necessary for a man to go away by himself, to sit on a rock and to ask, ‘Who am I, where have I been and where am I going?’” –Carl Sandburg My son is about to graduate from high school. So the question is, “Who is he?” Is he where he imagined himself […]

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