The Retelling

The Retelling

I have always loved books. My favorites are those with an unexpected twist of events. I do love fairy tales but not necessarily the standard simplified good versus evil where the demure princess is rescued by an unknown prince. I’m drawn to the retold fairy tales where where the villain becomes the hero and the

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“Serenity now!”

“Serenity now!”

“Serenity now!” That has been the ongoing quarantine joke at our house (my husband enjoys watching old Seinfeld episodes). My husband and I tend to use humor as a coping mechanism these days. Life has changed dramatically over the past few months, and sometimes finding humor in a situation can dissipate frustrations as we learn

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Thriving

Thriving

As we are all aware, this current season is difficult in many ways for each of us. Perhaps you or someone in your family has or has had COVID-19; maybe you or a loved one is an essential worker; some of you have lost your jobs; others are working remotely from home. If you have

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Thoughts on Telelife

Thoughts on Telelife

Wow oh wow, life has certainly changed over the past few weeks. Those of us who are fortunate enough to be able to practice social distancing safely at home have had some time to settle into doing the majority of things virtually. Distance learning has been quite the adventure for students and their parents. I’m

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Change

Change

We are two months into the new year; how are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? Maybe you don’t make resolutions, or maybe you make resolutions and find yourself giving up after feeling like you’ve failed. No matter where you fall on the spectrum, many of us share a common desire to make positive

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New Year, Same Grief

New Year, Same Grief

This New Year, I didn’t feel quite as ready as I usually do to set my unrealistic resolutions like running a marathon (disclaimer: I never will because I hate long distance running, but every year I wonder…) or KonMari-ing my entire house (every year I say I will but still haven’t). Unfortunately, a family member

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Creating a “Less Stress” Holiday

Creating a “Less Stress” Holiday

The “most wonderful time of the year” isn’t always stress free. Many of us feel overwhelmed by extra activities in an already busy schedule, finishing up end of the year work tasks, and the financial strain of extra expenses. Add to that extended time with difficult family relationships and you have a recipe for a

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Tips for Holiday Co-Parenting Success

Tips for Holiday Co-Parenting Success

Co-parenting for separated or divorced couples can be challenging any time of year, but the emotion and stress that surrounds the holidays can make this task even tougher. Figuring out how to share time, coordinate travel, collaborate (or not) on gifts, and manage kids’ expectations during the holidays is no easy task, but it is

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Self-Compassion and Mindfulness

Self-Compassion and Mindfulness

It’s that time of year again! The hustle and bustle have increased, our many activities have moved from outdoors to indoors, and all of this happens on top of the everyday stress we carry year-round. With all that is going on, it’s hard not to focus on the stress and frustrations that pop up with

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