Author: grausa

Google’s officially done making its own tablets

June 21, 2019

Here’s an interesting little nugget of info to chew on: Google’s decided to step away from its self-made tablets and focus instead on the laptop form. To be clear, Google hadn’t actually announced any tablet-specific products this year; the last such item that made its way to the market was the Pixel Slate in 2018. […]

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Take the plunge in these swimming holes to keep your cool

June 21, 2019

Need to chill? California’s coastline and beaches typically get all the attention, but consider an old-fashioned swimming hole to cool off on a hot summer day. Be mindful of fast-moving water and make sure to pack out all of your trash. Southern Californians don’t have to travel far to visit a picture-perfect swimming hole: the […]

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How to reclaim your weekend and feel rested

June 21, 2019

As modern life seems to fill every day of the week, our precious free time is being lost to chores and ‘to-do’ lists. For our own wellbeing, it’s time to return to the ritual of the weekend, says Katrina Onstad.   With his quilt chin-high on a Sunday night, by the light of his bedside […]

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Living The Dream Its What We All Want, What Are You Dreaming Of?

April 3, 2019

SOTHEBY’S UNVEILED JAGUAR D-TYPE RM Sotheby’s third Manhattan ICONS “A Life of Luxury” exhibit became available to the public on Nov 30 at Sotheby’s York Avenue headquarters ahead of the auction held on Dec 6. A large showcase of thirty-two cars and a selection of high-value collectibles will go on public sale. The inaugural Life […]

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10 Things Bankruptcy Has Taught Me

January 10, 2019

My husband and I just filed bankruptcy for the second time…because we didn’t get it right the first time around.  We were constantly playing catch-up and eventually just let our first bankruptcy get dismissed.  So we filed again. Bankruptcy is not a fun place to be in.  It’s rather embarrassing to be honest.  It announces […]

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1 in 75

September 4, 2018

https://www.rivkin.org/just-diagnosed/ 1 in 75 women develop ovarian cancer during their lifetime.  I was one of them. https://lisamjukesmd.com/ovarian-cancer-is-the-most-deadly-gynecologic-cancer/ I was 25 when I was diagnosed with stage 1 Ovarian Cancer.  I had never had children (or sex for that matter), and I was in the third semester of graduate school.  The symptoms that I had were […]

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If I’m Being Honest….

August 30, 2018

I’ve spent the past several years in a crisis of faith. These days it’s common for me to say “I’m in limbo” when referring to my faith and membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It’s still weird for me. Since I was 13 and started going back to church (can you […]

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Communicating With Our Kids: Emotions

June 11, 2018

Emotions.  We have them.  Our kids have them.  And sometimes, no one knows what to do with them! Getting your kids to talk about their emotions can be difficult.  Some kids are naturally emotionally expressive.  They are feeling-based.  Other kids aren’t as in touch with their emotions.  It is possible that they are thinking–based.  It can be challenging […]

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Communicating With Our Kids: Asking Questions

June 6, 2018

When it comes to quality communication, you have to ask the right kinds of questions.  This is especially essential with children.  Sometimes, it’s even about not asking a question. Types of questions: 1. Open Questions Open questions allow for a variety of answers. When you ask an open question, you aren’t going to get a “yes” […]

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Communicating With Our Kids: Core Conditions

June 4, 2018

I used to teach a college course on Interviewing Skills based on Carl Rogers’ person-centered approach.  As I  studied and taught this method,  I have become a firm believer that using these techniques can help us improve our communication with the people in our everyday lives, especially our children. I’d like to share these tools with you […]

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