FROM THE DOWNHILL SLOPE

COMPLAINING ABOUT YOUR PARENTS?  MAYBE THEY TRIED TOO HARD.  LISTENED TOO CAREFULLY TO THE EXPERTS.   My Granny-nanny-goat side shares her views on how the experts mislead parents in the sixties, and a rant about why it goes on and on and how we are all hurt by the well intended parent advisors. For a long …

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SHRINKS THINK

ARE YOU PERFECT? GOOD ENOUGH?  OKAY? NOT OKAY, BUT STILL GOOD ENOUGH  Passing or failing the white glove test? Some members of my extended family are so caught up in perfectionism, they rearrange other people’s stuff to fit their image of perfect.  My mother-in-law suffered from this trait of perfectionism and it lapsed over into …

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DAILY POST CHALLENGE

Topic #81: Go to your drafts folder and finish an old post.  So here is the oldest of my blog’s draft posts, goes way back to April 10, 2010.   This was meant for parents, but now serves all. Acting with kindness strengthens all.  The Buddha says carrying anger in your heart is like carrying …

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STAYING STRONG TIP

Who bullies you? Who do you bully? The urge to out power another seems part of humanity’s DNA.  This means we all bully or are bullied, hopefully not abusively.  This advice meant for parents and children, but much of it works for all power struggles and that is what bullying is all about. Top Strategies …

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