Author: halehresnick

it's the act that counts

Is Your Allergic Child Disabled?

Regardless of how you answered that question, it is a fact that many parents with children with allergies treat their children as disabled.   We think they cannot do for themselves. We feel the need to protect them. We demand that others accommodate their disability. It’s interesting, isn’t it? We live in an era when we…
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Let’s Stop Oversensitivity

Enough with oversensitivity. I recently read an article about what not to say to a pregnant or new mom. The quick recap of the list is below. First, let’s discuss oversensitivity for a minute. (1) Oversensitivity is a way of asserting control over the behavior of those around you. An overly sensitive person will not see…
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Do We Have Freedom of Thought?

When we first went on-line, we all thought that we are entering an information age which will give us all ultimate freedom.  We will all have access to the same information.  We were about to enter an era of democracy and free thought at its height. But a mere two decades from the start of…
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Pets and the People Who Love Them

Love Pets?  Hate Pets?  Either way you have to deal with them.  They are part of our world.  So, here’s a top ten list of how to deal with the creatures in our life. 1. Get One. They are fun and great company. They create opportunities to connect with other people who have the same…
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Picky Eaters and the Parents Who Make Them

“He’s just a picky eater. He only likes cheerios but you have to give it to him in a plastic bag. He refuses to eat it out of a cup and he’ll only take it from me.” I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve heard parents say in front of their children that…
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The Nose Picker

Six of us were in a room waiting for a meeting to start and one of the women in the room chimes in,  “You’re never going to believe this… I was at a light and just looked over to my right and there was my mother-in-law picking her nose- I mean really digging in! So funny,…
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Pee Gate

We went to a one year old birthday party in our friend’s home. Our two year old had an accident on the carpet- we cleaned it up. We get a bill for professional carpet cleaning for the entire room after the party. As a host, would you charge for the cleaning? As a guest, would…
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And… How Are You With Things?

Here’s the way to have a proper relationship with the “its” of your life. How do you stack up to this to-do list? Have Some Things. No need to have all things. No need to have nothing, Limit Your Things. The more things we have. The more complicated our life becomes. Once you find that…
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Family: Enjoy Them- Even If You Don’t Like Them!

Family creates the foundation for who we are. We can never fully deny them because they make us who we are- whether through birth or love. So, what’s the best way to handle family we may not actually want to be around? Family is Foundation. Each of us is built by our family- genetic and…
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“No Labor, However Humble, is Dishonoring.”

We all have to work.  Let’s make it good. How? Respect. Respect for authority is the basis of how society operates. So, if you are working for someone else, whether you like it or not, you are not authority… so give it up to the boss. Now, if you are the boss, don’t take your…
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