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Missing My Mama: The Invitation Within Our Grief

Author Vicki Harrison wisely described grief as an ocean, saying “It comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” As many of you know, my mom passed away several years ago. The initial grief hit me like a tidal… Read more »

Five Tools to Help You Avoid Drama at Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is almost here, which means that many of us will be spending time with extended family and friends. This can be a cause of joy, but to speak frankly, it can also be a cause of irritation. The election season has taken a toll on our hearts and minds, and the thought of a… Read more »

Consent for Kids: Short New Video is a Must-Watch for Kids and Parents

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As you all have certainly heard by now, recently leaked audio tape reveals presidential candidate Donald Trump bragging about grabbing women by their genitals. Regardless of who you are voting for or whether you believe Trump’s version of events, the audio has sparked a national conversation about consent. This is the silver lining of the… Read more »

Raising Sensitive Kids: What Your Kid’s Tantrums Have to Teach You

“It is because I think so much of warm and sensitive hearts that I would spare them from being wounded.” – Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens A few blogs ago, I talked about the myth of ‘over-sensitivity’ and how our culture tries to shame people who experience ‘too many’ feelings. This process starts when we are… Read more »