26July 2017

Step Two: Self Reflection

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I overheard two sisters talking the other day. The older sister was maybe 7 years old, the other was 4 or 5. The older sister asks: “Why do you always copy everything I do?” “I

17July 2017

Step One: Stepping Back

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The first step towards becoming Independent Enough is to get all the “noise” we may have about other people, or a specific person, out of our heads. Impressions, ideas, beliefs, conclusions, and guesses about why

9July 2017

Let’s Review

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According to the longest study of adult development ever conducted, the key to living longer and healthier and having a clear mind is maintaining good, solid relationships. Seriously.  Not eating vegetables, not exercising, not drinking

10May 2017

The First 100 Days

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There’s been a lot of talk about the first 100 days of the Trump administration. Lots of looking back and evaluating what’s been done—good, bad or indifferent. What would happen if each of us did

4April 2017

Lessons from a 4-Year-Old

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When I’m around children, I’m either taking care of them or waiting until they leave. But the other day, without much thought, I actually learned something from a 4-year-old. It was first thing in the

14March 2017

Saying “I Love You”

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Ever said, “I love you?” Sure you have. But did you ever stop and think what this really meant, or did you just wallow in the good feeling it brought? I would say, wallowing and