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When Parenting Is Disappointing, Try This

Is this taboo? Can I talk about when this joyous thing called parenting is disappointing? Whether you have a newborn who is screaming all night or a 40 yr old adult child living downstairs, there comes a point (well, many of them maybe) when a parent thinks, wait- this sucks! Before you get offended, let me acknowledge that talking about the not …

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7 Ways to Embrace Now

Change. It is a certainty. It never ceases to amaze me how life can completely change in the blink of an eye. It invigorates me and leaves me a little terrified at the same time. We often go about subconsciously believing that we will live forever- that time is always there. The mind is amazing how it can trick us in that way. But we rarely fully …

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How Your Body Teaches Your Kids About Prejudice

Why does it feel so uncomfortable to talk about race and racism in this country? Deep down in our gut we know that something just isn’t right and that makes us squirm. Humans strive for internal consistency and when it’s not there, we become uncomfortable. A part of our mind knows that we are all really one family- the human …

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Why You Should Let Your Kids Fail

I am not letting you off the hook as parents, but we seriously work way too hard sometimes. I’m talking about myself here. Scenario: I just got back home from taking my son to school. I have a million things to do in the next hour.  I get an urgent text from my son saying that he forgot his ipad …

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Abstinence. What About Sexual Compatibility?

So, a client got me thinking. He was discussing waiting until marriage to have sex. He expressed his respect for that choice, but also his concern as a dating, single male. He said, “What if I marry her and then find out that we are not sexually compatible?” I can certainly understand his concern. Some people would say, well, if you have never had …

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Steps To Accomplishing Your Goals

What have you always wanted to do? What do you dream about doing that you dismiss or put off or tell yourself that it can’t happen now or you just have to wait until the time is right? Everyone has a dream. Everyone. I don’t care if you are 100 years old. I know you have one. If you think …

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Introducing Dr. Zoe Shaw

Let me introduce myself. I have been described as a crazy shrink who homeschools her kids, works out too much, has a million businesses and never gets enough sleep. This may be true, but I also see myself as just a busy mom of 5 kids (4 at home- one with special needs) currently doing what I love, living life …

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When Your Friends and Family Can’t Get Over the Affair

No one knows for sure, but it is estimated that affairs affect 40- 70% of all marriages. Most affairs are eventually discovered. During this devastating time, people often disclose the affair to friends and family in search of necessary support. So what happens when it’s you?  Your partner cheated. You are devastated. You run out and tell your friends and family. This …