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Family Fright Fest

In The Blog by Dr James Wellborn

Don’t let October pass the family by without taking advantage of the many ways to scare the crap out of each other.  While jumping out of closets and dark spaces wearing a hockey mask can be funny it can also lead to deep emotional scars and difficulty learning to trust loved one later in life.  A good substitute is to …

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Winter Solstice

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  The darkest day of the year marks the point at which light gradually but inexorably begins to fill more and more of the days that follow.  Don’t forget to fill your days (and nights) with peace, love, and joy. Peace [list style=”circle”] Calm Quiet Harmony Contentment Serenity Tranquility Rest [/list] Love [list style=”circle”] Affection Concern Devotion Compassion Care [/list] …

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New Year’s Eve

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It’s the biggest party night of the year when everyone is encouraged to throw out the past and celebrate the wondrous possibilities inherent in a new beginning.  Out with the old, in with the new!  Put the past behind you.  Look to the dawn of the very first day of a new year!  Start the New Year with a bang!  …

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Family Holiday Survival Guide

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While making plans to spend time with extended family over the upcoming holiday, I was reminded of a book I ran across some time ago by Laurence Gonzales (Deep Survival, 2005) about surviving in a familiar but unforgiving and hostile environment.   Gonzales interviewed survivors, gathered information on people who perished, and reviewed research on the psychology of survival.  He then …