A Gift that Lasts a Lifetime

As adults, we struggle each year with the materialism of the holidays and the need to convey the deeper meaning of Christmas, Thanksgiving, Chanukah, and other winter observances. We hope to inspire empathy, kindness, love, and charity in our children,

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Being Thankful: Lead by Example

In a materialistic world, we sometimes let reality get away from us and end up dwelling on the things that we don’t have rather than the blessings that we do have. We dwell on how our possessions define us, when

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5 Bad Mental Habits to Break Right Now

Everyone has bad days, but sometimes you can find those bad days piling up. You can also find yourself falling into bad habits that make everything harder to deal with, hold you back, and bring you down. If you feel

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Having a Safe Halloween for Kids of All Ages

Halloween is one of the most anticipated holidays of the year. So many adults have wonderful memories of great costumes, trick or treating, Halloween parties and even (not pointing fingers) TP’ing many a house on Mischief Night. However, I have

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Fear of Failure and Why It’s Wrong

  Often, nobody is harder on you than you. It’s the way we’ve been raised, to fear failing, that one failure dooms us to “suck at doing ____” forever. Nothing could be more wrong, more damaging, and be more intellectually

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Five Reasons Every Girl and Woman Should Learn Self-Defense

First, I will tell you that I am not here to sell you fear. Everyone who has a wife, a daughter, a sister, a mother, or even a dear female friend knows that women are disproportionately the victims of violence

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How to Bully-Proof Your Kid

Bullying has become an all too accepted fact of childhood. The way that we deal with bullying is changing, but not quickly enough to save the lives of some bullying victims. The hesitance of children to confide in adults is

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