Eleven Best Children’s Books for kids in 2023

As an American mom of three ages 6-16, I’m amazed at how much our cultural values have changed just in the past decade. As parents, it’s important to stay abreast of what our kids are absorbing and making sure it’s in line with the values and behaviors you want your children to adopt. While getting…

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Parenting in the New Paradigm

Job Description: Committed individual needed to teach and train young people how to be healthy, successful, resilient, joyful adults. Must be able to work with children physically and mentally through the various stages of growth, from infancy through adulthood, possibly beyond.

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Get Healthy in 2023

I know a lot of people who take better care of their cars than their bodies. We take our cars to the mechanic several times a year for tune-ups and oil changes. We give it gas, vacuum and clean it, and when the “serve engine” light goes on, we take it in for service. Our physical bodies give us “service engine” signs all the time.

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Navigating the Holidays in Grief

A posture on navigating the holidays in grief

he holidays are supposed to be a time of family, joy, celebration for life. How do you celebrate life when the person you love so much is no longer alive? It is heart breaking, and a harsh reminder, that the life you had planned is now obsolete.

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Can I be addicted to suffering?

A man holding his head with pain speaking to doctor

You may have heard the phrase, “Pain is inevitable; Suffering is optional.” Pain is something that all humans experience. It arises out of physical and emotional discomfort, loss or change in a world where change is constant. Therefore, pain is inevitable. Suffering happens when the mind focuses on pain to the degree that it ignores everything else. Suffering happens when the mind does not move past the pain. It ruminates and keeps the person stuck.

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Addicted to Feeling Bad

January 13, 2021 This is a transcription of one of Nate’s voice memos, recorded five months before his death. Today was a weird day. I have, a lot of weird days right now. I feel raw – emotionally raw, like, I have no skin. Every touch stings. Even the wind blowing stings my skin. That’s…

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Death by Suicide Part 1

A poster on loving memory of death by suicide

If you have lost someone to suicide, let me first start by saying that I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one to death by suicide is like a triple whammy of losses: grief + sudden loss + trauma. Grief is what we feel as we process and try to make sense…

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