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Tell your kids they are important

A colleague sent this to me, and I had to share it:The below is a totally true story:Gary was a boy in a elementary school in Pittsburgh who was known throughout the school as a big behavior problem.He was disobedient and disrespectful. Gary was the class clown or class terror, depending on how you wanted to look at it.One day he was sent down to the principal's office (for about the 50 billionth time) because of a "disciplinary infraction" on his part.The principal met with Read more [...]

How can you put an extramarital affair behind you, if you continue to discuss it?

How Can You Put an Extramarital Affair Behind You, If You Continue to Discuss It? By Anne Bercht - March 4, 2014Listen now! Complimentary teleseminar: Help for Betrayed Women, December 9, 2013Complimentary teleseminar: 3 couples share their stories of healing, December 10, 2013Question: In regards to your statement on your website: (listed below), I would like to know how you were able to "live in the present" and still discuss the affair over and over as needed? How do Read more [...]

How marriage can save your life

How marriage can save your life New research shows getting married and staying married may be the best thing you can do for a longer, healthier lifeby Kate Lunau Dave and Joyce Mayne, who met on a blind date, have been married 33 years. They live in Elmvale, Ont., near Barrie, and have two adult children. “We’re bikers,” says Dave, 60. “We probably put 20,000 clicks on the Harley every summer. Joyce loves to say, ‘What other holiday is there where you’re Read more [...]

Be mindful of these 8 parenting tendencies and self-intervene!

 8 Guaranteed Ways to Emotionally F*ck Up Your KidsOur children are the lights of our lives. We all start off as parents envisioning nothing but success, love and happiness for them. However, these dreams often do not manifest because they are not getting the important things they need to become disciplined, mature and motivated adults. The following are eight parenting f*ck-ups that will guarantee your child will suffer from depression, anxiety, anger, tense family relationships, Read more [...]

Something for all the new moms out there

"Babies Ruin Bodies" An Ode to my Postpartum Body. (Unknown Mother: http://weseekjoy.blogspot.com/2013/12/babies-ruin-bodies.html?m=1)Before I became pregnant, someone told me, "don't have a baby, babies ruin your body."It has been over a year since Anabel began her life. This time last year she was a microscopic speck inside of me, and we were announcing our pregnancy. Between then and now, I have gained and lost fifty pounds. Four months after her birth, and my body still carries proof Read more [...]

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