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I’m very interested in the thoughts around being a “big” girl. I’m 5’9″   At my most thin, I weighed 159.4 pounds and that number is etched deeply in my brain as my ideal. But 159.4 seemed like an unlovely...
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I’ve dumped lots of therapists. They hate it. I’ve had therapists bend over backwards to accommodate my (intentionally unpredictable) schedule, reduce their fees to amounts that wouldn’t cover my weekly Starbucks consumption, ignore my wish completely or attempt to plow...
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We’re sending the boys to a new day camp. Predictably, they’re not thrilled. After promising to buy him miscellaneous sports equipment and a full sushi dinner after dismissal, my husband tried to rally my almost-seven-year-old with predictions that he would...
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Simi Yellen, parenting guru and creator of “Raise the Bar Parenting” urges parents to create a positive atmosphere at home by proactively giving our kids positive attention rather than responding to kids’ misbehavior with lots of negative attention (à la, threats...
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Recently I heard a panel of Israeli Defense Force soldiers discuss their roles in last summer’s war in Gaza and Operation Protective Edge. All were men in their 20s and early 30s. Medical students, lawyers, husbands and fathers. Platoon commanders,...
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A year ago, after a pricey five days immersed in the study of positive psychology at Kripalu, I decided I wanted to exercise again. Four months later, I took my first step into the woods. 20% of my house’s ambitious...
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My teacher Tal Ben-Shahar explains that when we appreciate the positive, the positive appreciates. It grows. Um, yeah. I’m introspective! I’m a feelings person! I want to talk about it! But I’m learning to mind my mind. And my mouth. Even...
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