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The Emotional Life of Dogs

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Image from Teach Yourself Visually Dog Training by Sarah Hodgson, Wiley and Sons 2006 I'm a big fan of Temple Grandin. I think she has done more to ...

The Knowledge That Gets Me Through The Toughest Moments With My Son

Robyn Passante | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Robyn Passante

First they learn words: "Dada!" "Nana!" "Milk!" Then they learn how to use them: "I do it?" "Mine!" Then they learn how to use them against you: "Go away!" "I don't love you anymore." "I hate you."

My 9 year Old Has Fits When We Say "No"!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 09.03.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

My nine-year old is angry all the time. She has terrible meltdowns when we tell her she can't have what she wants, and takes our her frustrations out ...

The Genius of Marian: Remarkable Alzheimer's Documentary

Marie Marley | Posted 09.02.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

The Genius of Marian is an intimate, poetic documentary about Pam White and her family as they all struggle to deal with Pam's Alzheimer's disease.

Help! I'm a Digital Immigrant!

Susan R. Meyer | Posted 08.05.2014 | Fifty
Susan R. Meyer

Yes, it's true. It turns out there's a name for those of us who were born before computers became an integral part of daily life. Your grandchildren? They're digital natives. They were born understanding the finer points of tablets and smart phones.

The Right Question To Ask When Something Feels Wrong

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Figure out what you truly believe and make a choice that works for you.

Unexpected Lessons From the Tortured Artist in Room #5

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Learn from the guy -- from his self-awareness, his willingness to move on, and his ability to make his life better by finding support, creating something, and learning from others. Channel the parts of Van Gogh that work for you and create an even better story for yourself because of it.

Ease Parenting Challenges With These Two Simple Words

Elycia Rubin | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Elycia Rubin

I'm not claiming "No Biggy!" is foolproof, but it's definitely been an effective tool for everyone in our family. Sometimes, a little levity is all you need to change your perspective.

What to Do About the Cranky, Miserable People Around You

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Even when you don't do it, when you sit there quietly, they drain your energy. They create a cloud that surrounds you for hours. The good news? There's something you can do about it. You can walk away. No, really. Whether literally or metaphorically, you can extract yourself from these situations.

The Completely Avoidable Way We Mess Things Up

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Promise that we will -- literally and figuratively -- take our foot off the gas pedal when we feel ourselves getting sloppy. Which will help us avoid hurting ourselves, our reputations, and our beloved modes of transportation.

What This Husband And Wife Love To Hate About Each Other

Amanda Magee | Posted 06.29.2014 | Weddings
Amanda Magee

When something really annoys me, I'll say that it makes my ribs itch. I'm lucky, because all things considered, Sean understands what annoys me. He'll get a wicked grin and say, "You itchin' yet?"

The Problem With Your Problem Solver

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.22.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Today's blog has been written while in the midst of an emotional whirlwind. The culprit behind the chaos? An impending, temporary move overseas.

The Perpetual Frustration of the Political Vanquishment Fantasy

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

We all suffer because we imagine how wonderful the world will be when we vanquish the opposition and are finally able to achieve our political goals and enjoy the benefits of a society that lives by our values -- but this is a fantasy.

The First Noble Truth of Politics Is Frustration

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

If now and then you find yourself a bit frustrated by politics, you are not alone. Politics is inherently, profoundly, maddeningly frustrating for al...

Don't Shoot the Second Arrow!

Susan Bernstein | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Bernstein

Apparently, the Buddhists say that any time we suffer misfortune, two arrows fly our way. The first arrow is the actual bad event, which can can, indeed, cause pain. The second arrow is the suffering. That's actually optional. The second arrow represents our reaction to the bad event.

The Big Lesson About Jealousy I Learned From My Daughter

Doug Zeigler | Posted 05.28.2014 | Parents
Doug Zeigler

Jealousy can be lots of things. It can be a show of how much you love someone and desire to protect them. It can also be a horrid thing where you envelop them instead of trusting them and letting them grow into themselves.

The Crucial Truth I Learned From A Father-Daughter Ritual

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

When it's hair time, I can be as patient as a proverbial saint. The trick is in trying to mirror this lesson the rest of the time, especially in moments of conflict.

One Apology I Will Never, Ever Regret

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2014 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

Thanks to snow, a delayed flight, and the selfishness of others, I had the chance to make things right, to set in motion a lifetime of redemption for my children.

16 Universally Frustrating Food Situations

Spoon University | Posted 01.15.2014 | Taste
Spoon University

Food is great, but it is by no means perfect.

True Love Isn't for Sissies

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 12.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Conscious loving requires us to come out from behind the security of our manufactured image and expose ourselves to the threat of emotional pain that we desperately wish to avoid.

4 Reasons We Get Frustrated and How to Cope

Donna Labermeier | Posted 12.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

There are no random acts -- there is always meaning even if you do not see it -- so try not to waste your energy taking issue with whatever happens. Just go with the flow.

Hey Mom and Dad, It's Me, the Son You're Proud of for Being a Teacher... Listen, I May Need to Borrow Some Cash

Vin Testa | Posted 12.14.2013 | DC
Vin Testa

My message to Congress is simple: I don't need to get paid in order to do my job because I love what I do. Why do you?

Free Advice Often Seems Unwanted Because It Usually Is!

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 11.09.2013 | Business
Tarun Sakhrani

Free advice is always forthcoming. It comes from all corners and sources, in all shapes and sizes. Family, friends, near and dear ones, and even acq...

Emotional Intimacy: It Doesn't Just Come Naturally

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The less frustrated and disappointed we feel, the less likely it is that our attempts to create shared emotional closeness will be experienced as criticism by our partner, and consequently, the less likely it will be that they will respond defensively to us.

Forgiveness

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

Forgiveness means that you are choosing to release the grip you've continued to allow people and situations from your past to have over you in the present. It is a gift of acceptance you give to yourself; the very gift that allows for true freedom from all that has come before.