Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick

it's the act that counts

In-Laws. Enough Said…

If you get married, you’ll have in-laws.  Every culture and country around the world has those jokes of the crazy in-laws.  But who wants a crazy, drama filled life?  In-laws are the foundation of the new expanded family you are now a part of.  So, here are some tips to an easy, happy life with…
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Raising Children- Basics We Can’t Do Without

Help! What did I get myself into? We are flooded with what we need to do as parents for our children: give them activities, have a sense of humor, feed them well, make sure they sleep enough and have great friends, etc.   All true. But what are the basics that we truly can’t do without?…
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So, Your Child Has Allergies…

Your child has allergies. Your doctor says your child could die from an allergic reaction. I’ve been there. As a parent you our job is to protect our child from harm.   And so, we go into action making sure that not even a crumb of an allergen is near our child. We make sure that…
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Toxic Folk

So… you do your best to have healthy relationships but some people just aren’t on the same page as you are. How do you handle the toxic folk who just don’t know how to do relationships right? They are Wrong. It’s easy, when with someone who is toxic, to begin to doubt yourself and over…
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Marriage…

Married? Now what? Everyone needs to work at marriage. We may have watched people drive but we still needed to study, practice and pass a test to get a license and be a great driver. We’ve watched marriages our whole life but we still need to learn how to “do marriage”- even if we got…
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Strangers… What to Do With Them

It’s said that how a person treats strangers is a true mark of character. There is no obvious benefit or harm with a stranger, as you feel effectively anonymous. Here’s a step by step to stranger interaction that we can all use. Notice Them. Look up. We all have our eyes on our phones, our…
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How to Deal with an Ex: Top Ten Tips

In the quest for Mr. or Ms. Right… it’s inevitable that we end up with ex’s. A healthy outlook on our ex is key to moving on. Top Ten Tips. What do you think? Civility Goes a Long Way. Whether you are tied to an ex with children or the ex was a passing “thing”,…
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Finding the Right Match

When you’re in it, it’s hard to figure. But in hindsight it’s pretty clear. Top ten tips to finding that right match.  What do you think? Be Yourself. Yep, that means you need to know who you are.   Don’t pretend you love the opera, if you’re all rock. Don’t pretend you’re the outdoors type, if…
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TED: Ideas and Friendship

TED – Ideas Worth Spreading: innovative creations, thought provoking concepts, mind expanding ideas.  And then there is this:  “How Our Friendship Survives Our Opposing Politics”. The talk itself is great.  The question I have is how did we get here? When did we become so insular and close-minded that we need a TED Talk devoted…
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Help Kids Be Leaders Without Helping Them!

We all want our kids to be leaders- to be able to lead others or stand up for themselves.  Here’s my top five how tos.  What’s yours? Let Kids Make Mistakes: Mistakes build character. They teach us that we can overcome. Don’t Help: You read it right. Don’t help your child. Let them figure it out themselves. Always…
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