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Teen Suicide & Feelings

Teen Suicide & Feelings

A young girl I know tried to commit suicide recently. She didn’t succeed, thank God, but it made me think about what makes a child want to commit suicide. Is it getting bullied? A bad grade? Moving from one location to another? The loss of a friend? Parents getting divorced? It could be ANYTHING. Anything… Read More…

Teach Your Kids to Feel, By Example

I can’t believe how often I see adults throwing temper tantrums. They huff and they puff and they blow their cool right out the window. Something gets them emotional and they lose themselves while letting off steam. They throw things, punch holes in the wall, slam doors, scream, cry, wring their hands together, hyperventilate, spew hate-filled… Read More…

Teach Your Kids to Feel, By Example

The Right and Wrong Of It All

I just got home from a six day retreat in Sedona, AZ. I went there to learn how to free myself from negative thinking. You know what I did there? I thought negatively most of the time. I had been there once before, three years ago, so some of the faces I saw were familiar.… Read More…

Dare to be Different

Dare to be Different

When I was very young I wanted to be special. I didn’t really know what special meant, but I wanted it to mean that I would be different than my parents. I loved my parents, it’s just that I didn’t want their life. I didn’t want to get married young and have a bunch of… Read More…

How to Get Rid of Negative Feelings

How to Get Rid of Negative Feelings

What if we couldn’t hold on to negative feelings? What would that be like? Kids do it all the time. Have you ever seen a kid get angry or sad,  then get distracted by well, just about anything, and instantly forget how bad they felt? They run off to play and life goes on. What… Read More…

My Mother’s Hands

My Mother’s Hands

Growing up, I didn’t really look like anyone in my family.  Adults would study me and proclaim that I must have come from the Milk Man.  When I was mad at my family, for whatever reason, I’d use this as a tool to feel sorry for myself, casting myself as the outsider. There was, however,… Read More…