What is Considered an Educational Toy?

Enrichment

What is Considered an Educational Toy?

Each child is like a blank sheet of paper during those first early years of development. Why not let them soak up as much as possible while their little brains are still developing? Through play, children can learn critical skills they will need later in life, such as problem-solving, cause and effect, compromising, conflict resolution, […]

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Health
Psychology sociology

Long-Term Side Effects of Cancer Treatments

If you have or ever had a friend or relative go through cancer treatment and survive, you might all too well understand why sometimes these patients are not so happy about the “alive” part when facing horrible side effects for years to come. Unfortunately, I am that person with a dear friend who is that […]

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Enrichment
Psychology sociology

Love Is an Action, Not a Feeling

A friend of mine once remarked that “love is an action, not a feeling” and that “feelings are not facts.” I didn’t understand it at first, but I have come to believe she was spot on. We hear people say they “love” someone or something, yet their actions do not back up what they claim […]

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Enrichment
Psychology sociology

How Do You Develop a Joy for Learning?

For me, if I am not learning, I’m probably dead. Simple as that. I have to be trying to take action each day to learn. It could be something new or more about a topic I already know a little something about. We all do that, really, if we think about it. So how do […]

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Enrichment

How to Make Sparkling Waters

It seems like everywhere you look, someone is talking about craft beverages – whether it’s craft beers, organic wines, or even coffee. I mean, it is so prevalent in our society that even reputable colleges and universities have degree programs in craft beer making and distillation! So, where does that leave sparkling water? I like […]

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Conflict Resolution
Psychology sociology

How to Talk to Your Middle Schooler so They Listen

First, do not try to be their friend. Remain their parent, and they will learn to trust more because you do not waver in the love you have for them. My mother used to tell me when I was a teen, “I love you enough to let you hate me.” Meaning she was willing to […]

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Enrichment
Psychology sociology

What is Self-Compassion Meditation?

For some people, meditation might seem like an impossible feat but take heart, and you are not alone. The point of it is to keep trying. Especially if you are working on practicing self-compassion, there is no need to start putting quarters in the butt-kicking machine because you are not transposed into a constant state […]

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Arts
Enrichment

Why Art Integration is So Important

Integrating art into life is life. Well, some of us think so. I do not believe I would want to get out of bed without music. It is the soundtrack of my life. It is playing in the background from morning until night. Except for those times when it’s good to get quiet, recharge and […]

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Conflict Resolution
Legal

How Do You Handle a Dispute With A Neighbor?

Being the neighborly, “peoply” kind of person, I know who my neighbors are and tend to get along with most of them. Until “that” neighbor shows up. You know the one – they are the new person on the block who immediately starts making themselves a nuisance. They might have a different idea of what […]

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