What If You Were Suddenly Forgiven?

“Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without

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How to Cope with a Toxic and Estranged Family Relationship

“Letting go doesn’t mean giving up, but rather accepting that there are things that cannot be.” ~Unknown     You two are family. Maybe you grew up with them and were by

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4 Tips for Raising Happy, Emotionally Healthy Children

“Emotional intelligence begins to develop in the earliest years. All the small exchanges children have with their parents, teachers, and with each other carry emotional messages.” ~Daniel Goleman    I consider

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How to Have a Peaceful Mother’s Day with a Difficult Mother

“You’re the Best Mom Ever!”   Nope.   “You’ve always listened, loved, and let me lean on you.”   Not really.   For most of my adult life, every year before Mother’s Day I

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