Improve Your Life by Focusing on Your Best Moments

If you’re like most people, you spend a lot of time and a lot of energy criticizing yourself. You have an endless tape loop in your head that replays the mistakes you made: the time you said exactly the wrong thing to your best friend, the mistake you mad ...

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Understand That You Are More than Enough

It is easy to get down on yourself. Commercials and advertisements show seemingly perfect individuals in pristine houses, or playing outside on sunny days. They paint a picture of a world that is anodyne and spotless, completely unrealistic and unattainab ...

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7 Signs That Your Relationship is on the Rocks

Something doesn't feel right in your relationship but you just can't put your finger on it. You ask yourself, “We were going okay, weren’t we?”  Hard to say. There is no grade card or  scoreboard for your relationship. Instead you have to depend on ...

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How To Avoid A Midlife Crisis

In the middle of our lives, generally the late 40s for most of us, we have a chance to look forward and backward at equal portions of our lives. And many times when we take that look, we experience intense dissatisfaction. In response some of us go ...

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Overcome Information Overload

You’ve fallen into a disastrous and mind-numbing habit. The moment you wake up, you roll over and “just check in” with the day’s news. Perhaps you are just consulting Twitter, or you’ve got your device’s news service feeding you headlines from the 7 or 8 ...

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Stages of Child Cognitive Development 

Often when I am talking with a parent, or a couple with children, I will get questions about the development of their children. Sometimes, they are seeking confirmation that their child is indeed the brightest and fastest-developing child in the histor ...

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How to Say No, Why to Say No

It can be hard to say no. This is not because we don’t want to say no. We WANT to set boundaries. We WANT to be able to protect ourselves from endless obligations and responsibility.  Mostly, we want to be able to protect our most precious resource: ...

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Bonding With Your Baby – Early Attachment

Babies are a powerful reminder of the fragility and mystery of life. After months of hoping and loving and planning, with friends and strangers alike commenting on your pending childbirth, you are suddenly (and perhaps not for the first time) in charge of ...

Stop Trying to be the Perfect Parent

Becoming a parent is the most anticipated and exciting event in most people’s lives. Since childhood, we have circled around new mothers and their babies, smelled the new baby head, carried baby dolls, and imagined what it would be like when we were final ...

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Give Yourself Experiences

I don’t want to get too hung up on deathbed confessions and wishes. Each person is unique. Some people might wish for reconciliation with a lost loved one. Others might wish to have more time. Still others might wish to have had more travel experiences.  ...