A Sweet Tradition for the Fall

I find that the older I get, the more I love having traditions. Traditions are the things that make each season, holiday, or milestone actually feel like something special to me. It's in these traditions that will later adds moments of nostalgia as we look back with those seemingly longing eyes and think, "Where has the time gone?" and reminisce about those remember whens. O...
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Let’s Work Together to Eradicate Childhood Hunger

I’ve always loved to cook and feed people, it's a part of who I am. So, it’s no surprise that I love cooking and baking for my son, Rawley. Watching his taste develop over the last year has been a fun part of parenting for me. I’ve spent many hours on Pinterest searching for new recipes, freezable foods, and healthy meals. Figuring out what things he really likes (muffins, salm...
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Cultivating a Sense of Belonging

"By building relations we create a source of love and personal pride and belonging that makes living in a chaotic world easier." - Susan Lieberman Belonging is a prominent need for us human beings. We desire to fit in, to be a part of something, to feel that we are connected to others. Belonging is a big soap box that I sit on and preach about. When we don't feel we bel...
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The World is Full of Good People

Thursday morning we woke to a few inches of snow in Denver. I had to catch a flight at 10am to for a team building event in Somerset, NJ on Friday afternoon. As I was heading out the door, my colleague called me and told me her car had broken down on the way to the airport. She needed me to back track and pick her up. I hopped in the car as fast as I could, but traffic was mo...
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Teaching Kids about Compassion and Empathy

When I was finishing my graduate studies in psychology, one piece of raising children stuck out to me – that of teaching empathy. Science now shows that children are born with empathy. It’s the reason they begin to cry when another baby or child cries. This is truly their (our) natural state. However, we get culturally conditioned out of being empathetic. Q: What can you do t...
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