The Opposite of Worry

Lawrence Cohen’s new book, The Opposite of Worry, is a riveting read. That is quite a feat for a book that deals with children’s anxieties. Sure, his pleasant narrative style takes the reader along in a comfortable pace. You never feel rushed by his writing, nor do you feel like your drudging through a bone …

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Oh, let me gush for a moment

Because today as I write this, it is Angela’s birthday. This is the fourth time I have wished her a happy birthday. Though I have to say that the first time escaped her attention. We had just had a lunch together nine days before and when I look back at those days, I had already …

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Bored

I love to be bored. I said those words to a group of fellow students. That was when I was in graduate school and I hadn’t lived in the US for very long. My colleagues gave me a look that made me truly realize that I was in a foreign country and they knew it …

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Spaciousness

I stood outside for a moment this morning before I hopped on the bike with the girl. I could feel the change in the quality of the air in my skin. A softness returned to it, which let me know that Spring is already in the air. In just a couple of a weeks, thought, …

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The Paradox of Parenting

I think today I just want to name it. The paradox of parenting. I will have more to say about it later. Probably quite a bit more. But here is the paradox that you feel every day of your parenting life. Parenting is the most personal thing you have ever done and probably will ever …

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