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Guest Post: Getting Over Feeling Like a Stranger in Your Own Neighborhood

June 11, 2012 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

With a little bit of moxie, my friend and colleague, Laura E. Kelly, used technology and a new website to overcome the feelings of estrangement from neighbors that are so typical across America today.

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Guest Post: Fat Talk Among Friends

December 7, 2011 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

by Sophia Dembling   Guys know better.   When the woman in their life asks, "Do I look fat?" guys respond, "Gosh, I love you more every day, honey," or "Now would be a great time for me to start painting the kitchen, don’t you think?" or "Hey, is that a UFO up there?"   [...]

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Guest Post: 13 Ways to Make Saying NO Easier

December 1, 2011 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

Saying no may be the “just right” response sometimes; agreeing to what others ask doesn’t necessarily make you a nicer person.

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Guest Post: That’s Not the Train I’m Waiting For

September 5, 2011 | By | 16 Replies Continue Reading

By Sheila Callahan   I’ll admit to being a little obsessed with the concept of friendship, and I probably spend an undue amount of time thinking about several in particular that apparently had an expiration date.   How did I not see that train coming?   My pal and colleague Irene Levine, Ph.D. blogs on [...]

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Guest Post: I found my childhood bully on Facebook

August 25, 2011 | By | 20 Replies Continue Reading

By Barbara Greenberg, PhD, Psychologist and Teen Parenting Expert   I was writing an article about teaching kids how to deal with bullies. Well, as usual, one thought led to another and I looked up my middle school bully on Facebook. I must admit that I also looked up a high school bully. These were [...]

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Guest Post: Is E-Mail Bad for Your Health?

August 13, 2011 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

I loved this essay written by my friend Sheryl and asked permission to repost it here. It deals with e-mail fatigue, a common ailment. Enjoy!   By Sheryl Kraft I don’t want to sound old or cranky or anything, but lately my enthusiasm for computer technology — especially e-mail — has been waning.   As [...]

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Guest Post: How to handle toxic teen friendships

April 8, 2011 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Teens are hard-pressed to know when they should phase out a friendship—even toxic teen friendships.

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Guest Post – A young mom takes stock of her friendships

April 4, 2011 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

By Lisa Shoreland   Why does it seem like the further into adulthood one gets, the harder it is to establish and maintain friendships? As a kid, friendships begin as a simple exchange of a sentence or two on the playground. In junior and senior high school, the circle of friends evolves into groups of [...]

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Guest Post – A Friendship That Changed the World

March 24, 2011 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A Review of A Friendship That Changed the World: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony   by Kate Kelly   One of the challenges for women today is sharing with younger generations how far we have come. Girls and young women rarely consider what life was like for the women who lived a couple [...]

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Guest Post – There’s a reason it’s lonely at the top

March 4, 2011 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

By Shasta Nelson We often assume that loneliness or a sense of social disconnection is for those people. We picture some angry, hurt, unfriendly, socially awkward and un-lovable woman sitting in a dark house, with the curtains closed, alone. Maybe a dozen cats. We usually don’t picture ourselves since we know how friendly and fun [...]

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