5 Reasons To Hate Yourself After Your One Night Stand

5 Reasons To Hate Yourself After Your One Night Stand

Photo Credit: Carol Kramberger   Love and the one night stand sound like a contradiction in terms. Still a huge number of people who are looking for love, acceptance, and validation look or it in the one-night stand. It’s like looking for your sock in the...
When Someone You Love Is Diagnosed With Cancer

When Someone You Love Is Diagnosed With Cancer

Photo Credit: Samuel Herrmann Cancer has come to call on our family.  I wish I had known its intentions.  I would have locked the doors, battened the hatches, packed cement in every crack. I would have told cancer that no one was home.  That we’d flown the...
How Safe Are You From Your Negative Thoughts?

How Safe Are You From Your Negative Thoughts?

Photo Credit: Harry Parker Our negative thoughts are funny things. We think strong, powerful, convincing thoughts. We feel committed when we think them or say them. “I am going to exercise for real this time. Just like I was in my 20’s.” “This...
Ask Lauren: How To Parent Your Introverted Child

Ask Lauren: How To Parent Your Introverted Child

Photo by Murat Cokal, FreeImages.com Dear Lauren, My son is 12 years old.  He’s small in physical stature, very introverted, and prefers video games and books to sports and other outdoor and/or group activities.  He tells me that the children in the neighborhood, on...
The Zen Of Breaking Up

The Zen Of Breaking Up

Breaking up often fills even the most grounded of us with overwhelming feelings of loss and anxiety. How will we adjust to single life? Going out alone? Nights at home? An empty bed? Most of us will agree that breaking up is hard. Just because it is hard,...