Psychology sociology

Health
Psychology sociology

What Happens When Your Immune System Fails?

Since I was a child, I seemed to catch every little “bug” that was going around. If the kind sitting next to me in the class had a cold, I’d get strep throat. It’s still that way. My kids go to school and bring home wonderful viruses and bacteria that seem to love attacking me! […]

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Enrichment
Psychology sociology

What Are the Benefits of New Beginnings?

Sometimes in life, we do not always have the right “tools” to make the best decisions. And sometimes, those choices set the trajectory for our lives for many years to come. Then one day, you become “woke” through a set of circumstances, whether through the death of a loved one, a life-threatening, progressive disease, or […]

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Legal
Psychology sociology

Should I Get a Restraining Order?

Before we go into why one would feel the need to get a restraining order, let us first discuss what a restraining order is. According to the ever-reliable Wikipedia, the definition of a restraining order is as follows: “A restraining order or protective order is an order used by a court to protect a person […]

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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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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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