Category Archives: your self

March Madness Again

Have you filled out your bracket yet? If you’re like 40 million others this year, you’ve already studied the stats and made your decisions. Since some of us complete more than one form, about 70 million will be submitted – with wagers totaling about $9 billion. We’ve even coined a new word to describe our fascination with the process: bracketology. I’ve got family members who attended Duke and Kentucky so I’m always torn between these perennial favorites and rivals. But with relatives who went to Lafayette, UC Irvine and Harvard, … Continue reading

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The Empty Nest Revisited

Transitions are complicated and can be hard to navigate. When Millennials first leave home, a lot of moms feel unsettled. What were you more worried about, their adjustment in school or yours to the empty nest? It’s natural and normal for our college-aged kids to move toward greater independence. Of course you’re still needed, but not in the same way. Letting go of hands-on mothering means creating different relationships within your family. And during those years full of changes  you have an opportunity to write a new chapter in your own … Continue reading

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The Dress and Social Media

You know what dress we’re talking about – the one that in reality is blue and black but looks white and gold under certain lighting. The question of its color went viral after a photo of it appeared on Tumblr last week. After only two days, Facebook was alive with the controversy and over 11 million tweets had been made arguing about the true shades of the two-tone dress. But the important question isn’t actually what color the dress is. If it were, the scientific explanation for the discrepancy in … Continue reading

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Virtual Book Tour: 30 Lessons for Loving

Today we are pleased to host family sociologist, researcher on aging and author Karl Pillemer, Ph.D. on our blogsite. We will be discussing his insightful book, 30 LESSONS FOR LOVING: Advice from the Wisest Americans on Love, Relationships, and Marriage. Dr. Pillemer led an in-depth study of long-married elders ever conducted, comprised of 700 people averaging 43 years of marriage. They opened their hearts and the findings are fascinating, so let’s get started. Her Mentor Center: What is the Legacy Project and what inspired you to launch it? Karl Pillemer: … Continue reading

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