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Girls first Ski Jump – Facing Fear

Before you play the video – please be aware that the video starts off quietly, and later gets very loud. This is because the girl featured here starts off sounding timid – and later shouts out her delight with her jump. I was talking with someone today about facing fear, especially in social settings. What […]

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Corrosive Blame

Blame It’s your fault. If you hadn’t been so stupid, none of this would have ever happened. I can’t believe you let that happen —– again. Have you thought these things? Said these things to someone you love? Did it help? I bet not. So why do we return – again and again – to […]

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Confront abuse by believing

Confront abuse by believing. Yes, start by believing – Beyond Meds.   A simple, powerful idea. The link will take you to a short summary and a video

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Making it Through the Holidays

Making it Through the Holidays – Christine M. Valentin, LCSW. The above link will take you to a well-crafted article from a New York City based social worker. Christine has done a great job of reminding her readers of the importance of self-care, being gentle and realistic with ourselves, and reaching out for support as […]

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Lasting Relationships Rely On 2 Traits

Lasting Relationships Rely On 2 Traits – Business Insider. This link will take you to BusinessInsider.com – where you’ll find out the two traits for long-term relationship success. Here’s a hint: the first element was delineated a long time ago by John Gottman, PhD of the Gottman Institute. Oh, what’s that element? Kindness.

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Sometimes – a nice surprise shows up

Frances Ha Sometimes – a nice surprise shows up If you have a Netflix account, you likely already know how the service gives you suggestions for additional viewing. You finish a film, and three options show up on the screen while the movie that is wrapping up [in a reduced size screen that magically appears]. […]

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Top 100 Special Needs Resources on the Web » PhD in Special Education

Top 100 Special Needs Resources on the Web » PhD in Special Education This resource list was put together by another group – but it appears to offer an excellent range of reviewed sites relevant to both professionals and parents of special needs children looking for help. While I cannot endorse any one of these […]

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Book Review & Recommendation: The Ray of Hope

The Ray of Hope – A Teenager’s Fight Against Obsessive Compulsive Disorderwritten by Ray St. JohnVermilion Press – 2011vermilionpress.com I received a review copy of The Ray of Hope some months ago, with the best of intentions to have a look at it. I placed it on the continuously growing stack of items that I […]

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Depression – stopping your medicines: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

SSRI’s can potentially benefit both depression and anxiety problems. Nonetheless, people often find themselves wanting to either reduce or discontinue these medications. That can be tricky. Here are some elements of that decision to consider. Depression – stopping your medicines: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

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Career workshops – Omaha – Starting Sept 10, 2012

Looking to advance your career? This is a low cost program that might get you inspired to take action. Both men and women are welcome, according to the website info. Link below: Women’s Center for Advancement (formerly YWCA Omaha)