Archive for October, 2007

Oct 25 2007

Cure for escalating arguments

Ok, cure may be over-stating it, but you can really diminish these intense fights by learning to speak and listen more effectively.

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Oct 18 2007

Calm down, it’s good for your marriage

Do you and your spouse have trouble talking? Does one or both of you get angry quickly leading to hurt feelings and distance in your relationship?

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Oct 15 2007

Anna Quindlen Article on Raising Kids

Published by under Parenting

By Anna Quindlen, Newsweek Columnist and Author

All my babies are gone now. I say this not in sorrow, but in
disbelief. I take great satisfaction in what I have today: three almost-adults, two taller than I am, one closing in fast.

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Oct 12 2007

Neurons that fire together, wire together

Did you ever wonder why parking garage elevators now have floors with certain music by famous singers?

The reason is probably obvious. It makes it easier for us to remember the floor where our car is parked.

But how do we remember? What are the specific mechanisms by which the floor where we are parked, the music and the singer are associated?

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Oct 02 2007

David and the impact of domestic violence

Bill’s note: This is a fictionalized case-study. Any similarity to any person or life situation is completely coincidental.

David, who was 54 years old, was participating in a psychodrama workshop and was an ongoing member of a men’s group.

During the opening trust circle exercise, David became frozen in the middle of the circle. He was unable to trust the process enough to be gently guided around the circle. He was unable to identify what was happening or why.

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Oct 01 2007

Friends of the planet, let’s give peace a chance!

I can see from my record keeping system that people from Taiwan, Japan, Israel, Turkey, Russia, and the United Kingdom are checking in and reading some of my posts.

Next time you visit, feel free to leave me a message! Thanks for visiting!

The world is getting smaller and we are all brothers and sisters…

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Oct 01 2007

Oprah Winfrey’s South African School for Girls

Oprah Winfrey has appropriately expressed her outrage at the abuse of girls at her school in South Africa. One aspect of this story covered by the local Chicago Sun-Times

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