Discovering a Child’s Passions

Can you believe that another Labor Day has just passed? Now we are fully back to schedules, homework, projects, deadlines, making sure that we encourage our children, teens, and college kids to get good grades and feel excited about learning. Many parents have asked...

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Happiness Is a Skill and It Can Be Taught

What happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was unthinkable. And maybe that is why it was allowed to happen. We have spent the past few decades not thinking about how to take proactive steps to prevent these tragedies from happening. We have not been...

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Finding Your Purpose This Holiday Season

We all know the story of Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, but if you’ve ever watched the 1964 TV-special by the same name, then you’re well aware of the effects that not finding your purpose can have on our children. The special is a classic, and though parts haven’t...

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Are You Using Fear as an Excuse?

Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain-  Ralph Waldo Emerson Can you remember your biggest fear as a child? Perhaps you were scared of a monster under your bed, or of losing your parents in a large crowd. Now that you are older, you might consider your...

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Achieve Your Goals Using Pen and Paper

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”  Antoine de Saint-Exupery Imagine you have three kids and they all need to be picked up from different places at the same time. How would you go about handling this situation? Would you ask a friend to carpool or perhaps ask one...

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How to Get Rid of the Mental Habits Holding You Back

You have probably heard the phrase “old habits are hard to break” a thousand times throughout your lifetime. The extent to which habits control our lives are reflected in our actions, our thoughts, and the way in which we perceive the world around us. There is no...

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