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Melinda Blau

How to Pull in Friendships and Fresh Adventures

Kare Anderson | Posted 02.21.2015 | Good News
Kare Anderson

We have an understandable tendency in such times to seek out the familiar and comfortable as a buffer against the disruptive changes surrounding us.

Dear Family Whisperer: I Hate Mother's Day!

Melinda Blau | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

When they wake you with a tray of pancakes and handmade cards this year, thank them and tell them how much you appreciate them. But also use the moment to usher in a new year of family consciousness in which everyone -- not just you -- is responsible for getting through the day.

Dear Family Whisperer: Help for the Culturally Challenged

Melinda Blau | Posted 05.20.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Families need to be with other families. A night out lets you enjoy adult interaction and allows your son to mix it up with kids his own age in a context outside of school.

Dear Family Whisperer: 'Sibling Prep 101'

Melinda Blau | Posted 05.15.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Everyone's been telling your daughter how much "fun" her little sister will be, but all she sees now is an uncoordinated blob who cries a lot and takes up your time.

Want a Life More Deeply Connected With Others?

Kare Anderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Kare Anderson

Ironically, the more successful we are in proving our competence, the greater the distance we create with others. That's because we see warmth and competence as inversely related.

3 Ways to Kick Back This Holiday to Surge Ahead

Kare Anderson | Posted 09.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

How are you going to kick back this holiday to surge ahead? I hope you encounter the individuals and situations that support you.

Politics With My Cappuccino

Vicky Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Vicky Collins

My youngish, handsome barista who drives a sporty car (he says he married well) is wildly conservative. Not what you'd expect.