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Setting Boundaries and Saying No

This post first appeared on Jennifer’s blog, mamawolfe. You can find her there writing regularly about the life lessons learned as an emotionally charged, audaciously outspoken, tenaciously inquisitive and nostalgic teacher mom.  “No” is a complete sentence. ― Anne Lamott That word used to drive me crazy when my kids were little. Remember those days when every …

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The Doctor Is In: Self-Help Books That Inspire and Challenge

Every once in a while, you come across a  book so insightful and mind blowing it has the potential to change your life.  Recently, I read four books on the topics of shame and happiness that happened to do just that.  Without further ado, here they are: I Thought It was Just Me (but it …

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Vulnerability: What We Don’t Talk About

I recently gave a presentation on dealing with the anxieties of being a blogger. I gave what I hoped were good recommendations for building concrete behaviors that would help the writer feel calm. Feel supported.  I talked about a positive self-concept.  Avoidance of comparison with others.  All of that helpful psychological stuff. What I had …

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