Category Archives: adult children

Thanksgiving Gratitude

Thanksgiving inspires us to express our gratitude for all we have been given. I’ve been grateful to have the opportunity to share my thoughts with you here on our blog for many years. Today, I hope you will click on some of my past Thanksgiving posts to read more about some practical tips to help you add to your holiday experience. Deciding to focus on giving thanks means a whole new mindset, championed by Positive Psychology and its founder, Dr. Marty Seligman. When you use these techniques to count your … Continue reading

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Going Home

Thomas Wolfe may have said, “you can’t go home again”…but I just did. I was back in my hometown, visiting with old friends for a 55th high school reunion and with cousins from my extended family. Just as is implied in the Simon and Garfunkel song, “Old Friends,” being with them brought the kind of feelings that cannot easily be repeated with others – immediate acceptance and the warmth of shared memories. We tend to forget the painful times and instead think about the joyful experiences of the past. It … Continue reading

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Encourage Millennials to Vote

According to a recent national poll, nearly one in four of Millennial participants would prefer to have a giant meteor strike Earth than to see either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump in the Oval Office. Earlier in this election cycle, the Millennial generation supported Bernie Sanders. They thought he was speaking to them, not at them, and they felt the Bern. When there was disagreement, he listened in an effort to solve the problems at hand. Young people respected Sanders and what he stood for. They’re still mourning the loss of … Continue reading

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Reflections on Change

Who am I? Where am I going? What is my purpose? These are questions that we raise with ourselves during periods of transition. The earth is changing – leaves turning vibrant colors before they fall and die, animals readying their homes and themselves for the winter months – and we, too, are thoughtful at this time of year. The Jewish High Holidays have asked us to consider deep questions about the meaning of our lives and the direction we plan to take today and in the future. And the Presidential … Continue reading

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