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Setting Boundaries As a…New Parent

After nine long (long, long, long) months, your little bundle is finally here! The little face you’ve been waiting to meet is finally looking up at you, the little hands are grasping tight to grown-up fingers, the little body is snuggled in close…..to your mother-in-law?! Baby is only a few days old, but you feel…

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Gaslighting 101: Part 2

So, you’ve read the articles, clicked on the links, and you’re thunderstruck to realize that you have, in fact, experienced gaslighting. In fact, you may be subject to it on a regular basis in one or more relationships. Some of these relationships may be ones you are unwilling to end—family relationships, employment relationships, or a…

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Gaslighting 101: Part 1

“I feel like I’m going crazy. I know what I saw, but my mom swears up and down that never happened! I don’t know if I can believe myself anymore.” If you’ve ever found yourself questioning the evidence of your own senses, starting to believe someone else’s interpretation of your experience over your own, or…

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Dear New Mom

Dear New Mom, I see you there, sitting in your glider at 3am with a sleeping baby, trying so hard to cry quietly so you won’t wake your little one, as you mentally compile a list of everything you’re doing wrong. I see you as you sit awake in the pre-dawn hours, struggling to reconcile…

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Beyond the Reef, Part 2

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the courage of Moana, a young Polynesian girl who answers the call of her heart to break from tradition and safety to save her people from destruction. Today, we return to her story for a closer look at one of the most important moments in her journey.…

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You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone You love your family with all your heart, but it’s hard to take care of yourself when they need you so much. You want to be a good son/daughter/parent/sibling, but your best efforts never seem to be quite good enough. You convince yourself not to get angry when someone hurts you,…

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Beyond the Reef

Beyond the Reef “How Far I’ll Go” (from Moana, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Mark Messina I know everybody on this islandSeems so happy on this islandEverything is by designI know everybody on this islandHas a role on this islandSo maybe I can roll with mine I can lead with prideI can make us strongI’ll…

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