Trauma: Harry Potter and The Magical Child

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Harry sits watching his teachers celebrate the life of an impossibly huge arachnid. His feet swing and he seems almost gleeful. He has a plan and he has magic. These two together can shape the behavior of an accomplished, intelligent adult and make him do what he doesn’t want to do-tell a secret about He […]

Parents, Kids, & Communication

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One of my go-to books for parents that I recommend is “How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk” by Faber and Mazlish. They have one for teens as well. These books are packed with realistic guidance and illustrations which help you open the communication doors with your kids. By […]

When Tragedy Happens in our Communities

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Videos on the news, information on the internet, guns firing into crowds of people because of fear, hate and anger.  People hurting others. When bad things happen, how do we deal with them? This is at the heart of how we deal with each other and at the heart of our society in general.   […]

Compassion

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Self Compassion Have you ever had one of those moments when you are talking with someone and said some things you wish you didn’t, or thought of something you wish you would have said after the conversation was over? What do you usually say to yourself? Is it something like “Why did I say that; […]