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BIFF: No I Am Not Talking About Back To The Future (although that would be fun)

A few weeks ago, I talked about why people are drawn to "narcissistic" personalities. That same week I also happened to spend two days training for Parent Coordination, which is basically an intervention for high conflict divorced parents, who seem incapable of co-parenting. (Trust me, do everything you can to avoid this.) Two days of delving [...]

By | March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Sustainability Strategies For Your Family: Being Green Is Not As Hard As Kermit Would Have You Believe

I recently attended a talk with Karen Weigert, former Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Chicago. Yes, Chicago has a Go Green office and our city is actually doing some great things. (Click here for Chicago's green initiatives.) One of the questions for Karen was how to involve children in the process of enhancing sustainable [...]

By | March 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Letting Your Kids Sell Themselves

Okay, I realize I could have worded that title differently. But give me a break…it’s hard to think of a catchy, attention grabbing title every week. So yes, you should let your kids sell themselves and by that I mean letting them sell the cookies, and popcorn, and candy, and all that jazz that parents know [...]

By | March 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Conspiracy Theories Big And Small: Yes, I Know The TV Is Talking To Me

A Psychology Today article on conspiracy theories triggered my thinking on this and I thought it an intriguing topic for today. Did Lee Harvey Oswald really assassinate President Kennedy independently? Are aliens hidden in Area 51? I am sure that you have encountered someone who was certain that another was out to get them…a friend certain [...]

By | February 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Valentine’s Day Is Approaching, Let’s Talk About A Different, More Important V Word…Vulnerability

In Brene Brown’s book Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead, she describes vulnerability as “uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure.” How often do you find yourself having a conversation on a superficial level? How often do you expose only your “happy” self to the world? How [...]

By | February 9th, 2016|0 Comments

You’re Going To Eat What?

So today I diverge a bit into a topic that I find interesting…food. But in this case, I am thinking about “non-traditional” food, at least by US standards…ants, and bugs, and worms, oh my. I recently read an article in Psychology Today that discussed eating various insects and how culture influences food choices. I also read [...]

By | February 2nd, 2016|0 Comments