Let Your Children Play

Recently a client expressed a great deal of anxiety about her husband’s parenting.  “He just lets them … do things,” she complained. When I asked, she described climbing on walls and trees, playing with sticks as if they were swordfighting, and a coupl ...

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Your Weight Depends on More Than Your Diet

Even after you have subjected yourself to unimaginably boring menus, or stringent workouts, you might find your weight is still not where you want it to be. It is possible to work with your body to lose weight by addressing these surprising complementa ...

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Journaling to Deal With … Well, Everything

We’ve talked before about the power of journaling and writing to help you deal with whatever crisis you are facing. Much like talking with a therapist or counselor, journaling allows you to process your experience. But what does it mean to “process” so ...

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Find Yourself by Restoring Integrity

When we feel psychologically distant from others, we tend to stay in damaging relationships and feel out of sync with ourselves.  The obvious cure, as describe in The Way of Integrity by Martha Beck, is integrity. We can break integrity down into sp ...

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Toward Your Partner When You Struggle

Marriage is complicated. Even with the constraints of children, societal pressure, and family commitments, marriages frequently end in divorce. Some experts even argue that human beings are not hard-wired to stay married to the same person “until death do ...

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Bonding with Baby

You did it. You brought new life into the world from your amazing and resilient body! Congratulations! Now you are feeling a huge wave of emotions. And it is tied to all of your new responsibilities. You have never loved anything this much. You are ...

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Being a Mother Changes Everything

Every year, Mother’s Day brings a wave of gratitude and appreciation for our first and longest-lasting relationship, our bond with our mothers. We understand the biological factors that make a mother important, but we also take this time to acknowledge ...

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Learn from a Love Warrior

Tens of thousands of women across America have bought Glennon Doyle’s books, tuned in to listen to her on their favorite podcasts, or gone to hear her speak. Her radical message stirs every person’s heart not because she is selling perfection or easy s ...

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How to Solve Your Biggest Problems

A lot of people feel as if they are victims of their circumstances. That the bad day they had at work, the argument they had with a spouse, or the conflict they had at the store was something that happened to them. In fact, many times, it is something ...