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A FIRST GLANCE AT SACRED SEX

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How we view sex depends a great deal on our upbringing: some parents view the act as harmful, unsavory, or unsafe. Other parents rejoice in its existence and pleasure. While the idea of sacred sex is currently gaining attention, few of our parents’ generation gave any thought to the role of one’s spirituality in the expression of sexuality. 

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Jeannette M. Gagan
Joyce--thank you for your comment. Hopefully offices of pediatricians and family practice physicians will provide educational sexu... Read More
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 15:59
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HOW TO BE A GOOD COMMUNICATOR

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Think of the last time you had an argument with someone you cared about. Did you raise your voice? What was your body language? Did you interrupt? Was there resolution to the disagreement? Too often people don’t understand how to communicate, which unfortunately results in relationships becoming strained or even falling apart.

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Jeannette M. Gagan
Thanks for sharing Mary. Your method is very good and will improve your communications with others in a number of ways! Jeannette... Read More
Sunday, 04 February 2018 13:54
Jeannette M. Gagan
Joyce, thank you for sharing. Since we learn by doing as you use "I messages" you will be pleased with the results.
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 15:52
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How Is Your Shadow Today?

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Shadows occur in various ways: the sun casts a shadow on a clear day, and a bright moon casts a shadow at night—both of which are visible. On the other hand, each of us has a “shadow self,” whether recognized or not. Psychologically the shadow self is the unknown part of us—that which we can’t see in ourselves. It is the dark side of our personality and consists of emotions and impulses like rage, envy, greed, selfishness, desire, and striving for power.  

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Excellent point, Mary--There is specific content (including exercises) in the Grow Up Your Ego book about dealing with one's shado... Read More
Tuesday, 26 December 2017 12:01
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ALICE AND WHAT SHE LEARNED ABOUT ANGER

This blog describes how to handle anger in the most constructive way.

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Yes this is an excellent book and available at Amazon. com
Sunday, 04 February 2018 16:43
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Exercise to Improve your Body and Mind

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As mentioned elsewhere on this website, my writings feature a holistic perspective. I’ve included many mental and emotional exercises in Grow Up Your Ego, but today I’m thinking about the numerous ways we can exercise our bodies. While we all know that walking is a low impact and simple exercise, we tend to forget the profound health benefits it provides. According to the Mayo Clinic, walking lowers blood pressure, helps manage weight, lowers bad cholesterol, reduces the risk or manages Type II diabetes, and improves one’s mood. To obtain maximum health benefits, one should walk 30 to 60 minutes a day most days of the week. It’s best to warm up by walking slowly the first five minutes. Walking slowly the last five minutes of the walk is recommended as well. If you aren’t a regular walker, at first only walk as far as is comfortable, for example 5 to 10 minutes. Then gradually build up to 15 minutes, and so on. Perhaps one of the biggest advantages of walking is that it can be done with others, which includes walking with one’s children. When I’m walking the trails close to where I live, I frequently observe parents who either have infants cradled in back packs or who are pushing them in strollers.

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