Susan’s Sharings

Is it time to stop pushing?

Is it time to stop pushing?

Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were restful, even though I imagine that for some of you, the end of the holiday season may bring more peace and quiet! I had almost three weeks unplugged from my computer and it was heavenly. I played around with watercolor...

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My Wish For You

My Wish For You

'Tis the season,' as the saying goes. But the season for what? For some, the holidays are a time of love, joy, and laughter. Those of us fortunate to celebrate in comfort with loving friends and family may look forward to this time of year with happy anticipation. But...

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Navigating Life With A Narcissistic Co-Parent

Navigating Life With A Narcissistic Co-Parent

Several years ago, I discussed narcissistic personality disorder with Wendy Behary, an expert in the field, for a series I hosted on Co-Parenting Without Power Struggles. The response was surprising and overwhelming --- there is so much need for information on this...

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Have you had any fun today?

Have you had any fun today?

If you have a moment, ask yourself this question: When was the last time you felt a silly, or laughed out of sheer enjoyment? When was the last time you did something completely unproductive...but light and joyful? If you can't remember the last time you had fun,...

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Is Your Life A Little Cluttered?

Is Your Life A Little Cluttered?

I know this about myself: I love tidiness. I find it very comforting to be in spaces that are clean and organized. I also know this: I wasn't born a tidy person. Years ago, when I was a young mother with kids in and out of the house, I would often feel ashamed about...

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Does Your Child Welcome Your Advice?

Does Your Child Welcome Your Advice?

My husband and I have been watching a show which follows the reign of Queen Victoria from the time she learns, at the age of 18, that her uncle has died, making her Queen of England. Victoria is a strong young woman, but she struggles to determine which of her...

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Children Need To Feel Seen

Children Need To Feel Seen

I have worked with thousands of parents and children over my career, and one of the most heart-breaking things I hear from kids is when they share how invisible they feel. These kids confess that nearly all the conversations they have with their parents focus on what...

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Do You Have A Sensitive Child?

Do You Have A Sensitive Child?

In her wonderful book, “The Highly Sensitive Child,” Elaine Aron talks about the fact that in every animal population,15 to 20 percent are on the impulsive end of the spectrum, and 15 to 20 percent on the sensitive side. In her great wisdom, Mother Nature has once...

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When Mom’s Happy…

When Mom’s Happy…

We've all heard the old saying, "When Mom's happy, everyone's happy." Maybe it's overly simplistic--and of course dads also knock themselves out to provide for those they love. But I believe there's truth in the notion that when we take care of ourselves, life is not...

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Go Only As Fast As Your Slowest Part…

Go Only As Fast As Your Slowest Part…

This is the story of my trip into the city last week: Here is what happened as I drove 50 miles per hour on a Los Angeles freeway, with cars whizzing by at 70 mph. Some of the drivers glared at me as they passed. Occasionally, someone honked. Now and then a driver...

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