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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Take a Modern Day Walkabout

May 22, 2018

When you hear the word “walkabout” you probably think about Australian Aboriginal boys who wander the outback alone for half a year as young adolescents in order to spiritually and traditionally transition into manhood. A modern day walkabout is a lot easier! The focus of a modern day walkabout is to spiritually recharge yourself.  It […]

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Finding Your Why

May 10, 2018

Change is challenging.  It’s easy to fall back on old habits or to delay creating new habits.  Before you start making changes, it’s important to discover your Why.  Once you’ve done that, then you have something to help you along the way. To identify your overall Why, you need to acknowledge your individual Whys for […]

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Do Pistachios Help or Hurt Weight Loss?

April 14, 2018

Depending on which research you consult, pistachios either promote weight loss or cause you to gain weight. Now, a new Chinese study is helping crack the nut. To go nuts for nuts, or not to go nuts for nuts? This is the question many dieters are faced with, as nut consumption seems rife with contradictions. On […]

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Keto vs. Atkins: Which Is the Better Low-Carb Diet?

April 12, 2018

If the premise behind the ketogenic diet (a low-carb, high-fat, moderate-protein plan) sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Curious folks around the Internet have been asking: What’s the difference between the keto diet and the Atkins diet? At their most basic, they’re both low-carb diets. But they’re not exactly the same. The biggest difference between the keto diet and the Atkins […]

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Ten places to grab lunch on a budget in Oaxaca

April 10, 2018

If you’ve never tried comida corrida, you’re in for a treat. You might be asking, what is comida corrida? Well, it’s an affordable lunchtime option served at restaurants all over Mexico sometimes called menu del dia. You’ll often find the meal’s several small courses posted on signboards or on a chalkboard on the restaurant wall. Trying comida corrida in Oaxaca is particularly […]

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