Author Archives: phyllis

How Conscious Uncoupling Impacts Kids

  After more than a decade of marriage, actress Gwyneth Paltrow and musician Chris Martin have decided to “remain separate.” A post on her website states that their plans are to consciously uncouple and co-parent their children, daughter Apple age 9 and son Moses age 7. All couples go through hard times and some face challenges that are insurmountable. No matter whether they end up in divorce court or mediation, what matters most is their emotional reactions. None of us can always control what happens but we can control how we … Continue reading

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A Smile Can Lead to Greater Happiness

Last Thursday was the first day of spring. If that wasn’t enough to please you, it was also the second annual International Day of Happiness. The United Nations General Assembly made it official by recognizing wellbeing as a fundamental right of people throughout the world. The United Nations Foundation and Grammy Award winning musician Pharrell Williams teamed up to put some synergy in motion. The focus of the online happening was Pharrell’s infectious song “Happy.” You can watch funky videos from all over the world here or listen to a … Continue reading

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Let’s not Pigeonhole Millennials

Did you know that, according to the older generation, kids today have a sense of entitlement and are clueless about how to communicate without social media? A pigeonhole is an overly restrictive category, which fails to reflect the actual complexities. And pigeonholing is exactly what we’re doing to the eight million Millennials, born between 1980 and 2000. According to the media, Gen Y has created a new developmental stage between adolescence and adulthood called adultolescense. More of them are living with a parent than a partner, in part because they’re … Continue reading

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Virtual Book Tour: SEX, RAIN, AND COLD FUSION

Today we are delighted to welcome award-winning playwright, essayist, and fiction writer A. R. Taylor. She is the author of the unpredictable winningly bizarre satire, Sex, Rain, And Cold Fusion. A. R. has a wicked sense of humor–go ahead and see for yourself:  Mentors: This book is written primarily from the point of view of a 30-year-old male scientist. Was it difficult writing as a man?  A. R. Taylor: For some reason, not at all. I could hear David Oster speaking, and at one time the entire book was written … Continue reading

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