Category Archives: adult children

Creating Change

Making a change is never easy, but today people on both sides of the political divide are working to accomplish just that – for some it is a change from the past eight years while for others it is a pro-active change from what they believe is to come over the next four years. And what about you? What changes do you want to make in your personal life? Focus on what you can control and what you can accomplish, not what you can’t. In the heat of the moment, … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Achuar Tribe

We all have a personal narrative, and listening to others’ stories helps us learn more about ourselves. My husband and I, our 4 adult children and 5 grandsons traveled to the basin of the Ecuadorian Amazon River where peace of mind is a natural commodity. It was a breath of fresh air to visit the indigenous Achuar people, as ecological mindfulness and family life are two of their top priorities. They number 6,000 and live on two million acres of ancestral territory, a remote area where they preserve their way … Continue reading

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The not so empty nest

For two years now, we’ve been blogging here about the phenomenon of Boomerang Kids. Once considered an unusual event after leaving the nest empty, adult children now have moved back home in record numbers. According to Pew Research, more Millennials are now living with their parents than in any other housing arrangement, with over 20 million returning to their childhood homes. This new cultural shift is apparent throughout the world, and has become a societal norm for Millennials and their families. But even with its prevalence, there are areas of … Continue reading

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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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