Food for Thought

FOOD FOR THOUGHT Food, Weight and Body Concern Can you think of a concern shared by more females than body image? It is likely that nothing consumes women and girls more than “Does this look okay?” and “Do these jeans make me look fat?” Adolescents are particularly vulnerable to a poor body image.  Their reality is one […]

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Dads Matter

Dads matter! A lot! Here’s a wonderful post from a guest expert  Joe Bruzzese, M.A. Got questions about the middle school years? He’s your guy!  Please feel free to contact him if you have questions. I asked Joe, What can dads do to positively affect their teen daughter?  Here’s his advice: Wait and listen. Great coaching […]

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Let Go to Hold On

I am packing to move from San Francisco to New York. I already downsized when my four children scampered off to college. Now I’m letting go. It’s liberating. I think of all the things I held onto over the years as a mother. All the worries, all the self-doubt, all the fears that I would […]

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Jen takes on troubled teens

p>A long time ago, a philosophy about how to restore peace and harmony in a community was thought up by a man named Confucius. He was neither royalty or divinity. Just a good man who gave the world the teaching of “Jen.” Jen is a bit complicated, but it boils down to the simplicity of doing your […]

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