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Are We Becoming Numb to School Shootings?

Are We Becoming Numb to School Shootings?

What we need to do now. Another school shooting, this one at Oxford High School in Michigan, where a 15-year-old killed three fellow students and injured seven others and a teacher. According to Education Week, in 2021 there have been 28 school shootings resulting in...

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Beware of Your Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Beware of Your Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

It may be negatively impacting your behaviors toward yourself and others. Key points: A self-fulfilling prophecy is a set of beliefs and expectations that can negatively or positively influence our actions. Research on self-fulfilling prophecies such as the Pygmalion...

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Mindfully Communicating to Children About 9/11

Mindfully Communicating to Children About 9/11

Help to foster valuable lessons amid devastating tragedy. This marks the 20th anniversary of the tragic events that occurred in New York on September 11, 2001. Kids all over the country will learn about, hear about, and observe tributes and commemorations marking this...

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Getting Up When Life Smacks You in the Head

Getting Up When Life Smacks You in the Head

Five strategies for building resilience. In many ways, Summer 2020 beat me down hard: COVID was rampant, my kids were home, my business was slow, and my anxiety was high. However, last summer also lifted me up in ways I never would have expected. How? The resilience I...

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Give Your Child an Exit Interview Before Leaving for College

Give Your Child an Exit Interview Before Leaving for College

It can improve your relationship for many years to come. When your child leaves for college, there is such a stir of emotions filtering through you. You are thrilled about their upcoming journey and proud of their accomplishments. You revel at their maturity as they...

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Open Letter on Ending a Relationship With Someone You Love:

Open Letter on Ending a Relationship With Someone You Love:

Who Knew Love Could Hurt This Much? It seems so unnatural to end a relationship with someone we feel love toward. We are taught that love should withstand the test of time, until death do us part, and that if you love someone, it is expected that we should make it...

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ACE Your Life: Unleash Your Best Self and Live the Life You Want

Free Your Child From Overeating: 53 Mind-Body Strategies for Lifelong Health

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