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Emotional Health · Family & Friends

Grandchildren: Pleasures and Burdens

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

As a parent, you are free to make your own decisions, but when you are taking care of someone else’s children, you are expected to abide by their rules. This can be especially sticky within families, because as a caretaker you have been given responsibilities, but may not be given much of a “voice” in the decision making.

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Lifestyle

Dog Sledding at 30 Below

By Gorman Dorene
One day I woke up and learned, at  62 years old, that my significant other,the love of my life, was having an affair with his ex-wife. I immediately threw him out and cried for one year. Soon after, I visited with friends in Asheville, N.C., who unintentionally told me what I needed to do next. My friends had gone dog-sledding for…
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Lifestyle

My Breasts Are Not Boobs, Thank You Very Much!

By Billie Brown
I do not, do not, understand the unfortunate predisposition of the American public to refer slangily to the mammary glands of the female as “boobs.” So I looked up the word “boob” in a few online dictionaries just now. Here is a sampling of the definitions: stupid or foolish person dolt boor Philistine simpleton. Now, I ask you: Are these…
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Lifestyle

Dear Diary, My Passion Is….

By Alexsandra Stewart
by Alexsandra Stewart I’ve been thinking about passion, meditating on the word and feeling, checking the dictionary, because I so often hear myself say, “oh, I love that!”  And THAT might be a pair of shoes, a book, a painting, a house or a dinner with friends. I love You Tube, I love the internet, I love blogging; over and  over…
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