Category: Communicating

it's the act that counts

Life is So Very Interesting

Each of us is completely different than another person. Frankly, we’re each different when we are with different people. Accepting and understanding that we are not all the same is something we have to remind ourselves every day and reinforce with our children and each other. Have you asked your kid to put on a…
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Live Your Best Life

“You can be anything you want to be.” “You can get anything you set your mind to.” “Just do it.” “You can have it all.” We’ve all heard variations of these sentences and shown examples of those who have made it big against all odds simply because they set their mind to a task. But…
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First Impressions Matter: I HAVE ALLERGIES!

Would you put a sign on your child front and center of what they are allergic to? Apparently enough people would that this is a product sold by Target. On an allergy forum I am in, parents were so exuberant for this find. I just don’t understand. The reality is that we judge books by…
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Constant Updates

If you have a kid in school… you will know exactly what I am about to share and for those who don’t… life has changed. Every parent has access to a password to go onto a site chosen by the school where you can get every homework assignment and every test grade in real time.…
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Echo Chamber: How to Get Out…

We like hearing our own voice over others. Opposites don’t actually attract or make the best mates. (check out studies here). Though we all know many people who are attracted to opposites, it’s generally the case that for our personal lives, most of us like to be with another version of ourselves. But what happens…
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Words… Look Who’s Talking

Do we use our words with care? Words are powerful. They shape our thoughts. Thoughts shape our actions- good and bad. And so a pen is mightier than a sword. (Language Shapes Our Thoughts) Where does this leave us in an interconnected world? Many cultures exaggerate as a matter of fact. Americans are prone to…
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Guns and Us

With hesitation… I enter the gun debate. The most upsetting aspect is that people have firmly planted their feet on opposite ends of this issue and refuse to acknowledge any compromise. To my friends who are vehemently anti-gun, those who want all guns banned from all forums:  Consider our vast and beautiful country.  In some…
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Family First

I was recently struck by comments in an “allergy mom’s group”.  One mom asked if she was overreacting for taking her child home when her in-laws had a meal filled with her child’s allergen even though there was other food that the child could eat… after all, her in-laws knew of the allergen. What struck…
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Leadership

Leadership is a trait that every individual should have.  Some, will take their leadership to a communal level and be our next generation’s leaders; others will be individuals who lead by example, making our world a better place one good deed at a time. How do we develop leadership in ourselves and others?  It only…
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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

And so… Robert Frost wrote in the Mending Wall,  “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall… Good fences make good neighbors.” As much as Frost did not like the wall that separated him from his neighbor, in the end the wall remained. Today, in America we are fortunate to live in a time when…
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