The Wounds of Witnessing

Surviving an abusive relationship is one of the hardest things a person can go through. Trust me, I hear a lot of hard things in my office. The pain of not knowing when, at any moment, you could be injured or harmed in any number of ways (not just physically) creates and sustains an environment filled with anguish to the Nth degree. It’s quite shocking, actually, how human beings can change – and adapt - under this type of ongoing stress.

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TRUTH BOMBS FOR MOMS - Stop Being A Control Freak!

He's not perfect ladies and guess what? Neither are we. We made mistakes along the way but that's how we learned. He may not do it the way you want him to. Sometimes it feels like extra work doing damage control when we let them take over the reins but if he wants to do it because he sees that your drowning, just let him.

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How To Be Your Own Best Warrior Against Breast Cancer

My mother lost her 2.5 year battle with breast cancer in 1993. She was 53 years old. I was 29 and had an amazingly supportive husband, and three children under the age of five. I had my first mammogram at age 28. Was it early? Of course – but my mother taught me to be proactive and assertive in staying on top of my health, so I would be sure to catch and treat any challenge before it was too late.

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Ace Your Back-to-School Anti-Anxiety Parenting Test

Have there been aspects of sending your child back to school in the fall that have caused you or your child anxiety, either this year or in the past? Typical culprits are: changing schools, staying on top of schoolwork and getting homework in on time, dealing with bullies or shifting friendships, and participating in extracurricular activities.

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Only as happy as your least happy child? It’s killing you both...

If you’re a constant worrier, it’s taking a toll.  You may feel powerless and hopeless, in a state of agitation.  It can affect your sleep, your eating, your productivity, and your health in general.  And like many parents, the more you worry, the more you try to control and micromanage.  It’s a normal reaction to want to fix the source of your distress.

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