Monthly Archives: May 2011

OCD, Thoughts for loved ones

Additional Thoughts On OCD A few weeks ago I wrote about OCD.  I have had a number of conversations with people who have this issue in their families or their relationship.  I am writing about the thoughts and feelings shared … Continue reading

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Hyper awareness, Dissociative Process/ disappearing within

We spend much of our lives on auto- pilot.   Are you generally aware of what is going on around you or are you self absorbed and unaware? Are you able to read a book in the middle of a ball … Continue reading

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Conflict Management, Failure, and Parenting

Conflict is an everyday occurrence.  We worry about what we should do, how things ought to be, how others will react to our choices.  How we handle conflict and teach our children to handle conflict often comes from how we … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Parenting, Teens, and Summer Schedules

I received a request the other day from a friend who is a mom.  She asked if I could write some of my thoughts about parenting, boundaries, and consequences, and the transition to summer schedules for teens.  As I was … Continue reading

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Magical Thinking

    I have always been fascinated by what is called magical thinking.  I first encountered the term when I was studying psychology and child development.  The reference that I recall refers to a child making random and reflexive movements … Continue reading

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