Archive for September, 2010

Simple steps to keep anger under control

Recognize your anger; anger is a natural human emotion, so there is no need to feel ashamed or guilty. Pay attention to the signs of hidden anger which include: Tense muscle Clenched teeth Feeling of frustration or disappointment Sarcasm It is important to identify the cause(s) of anger. Sometimes the course of anger may or […]

Knowledge about cross cultural adoption

Cross cultural adoption can be complex in different ways; however, there are some basic do’s that each person needs to be aware of: Treat the child like any other kid. Be careful not to spoil the child because they did not have everything that the other kids had in the first few months or years […]

STEREOTYPES OF MIXED GAY/LESBIAN MARRIAGES:

  Narcissistic and self-serving Only one spouse is confused/hurt/fearful Infidelity Sexual satisfaction Sexual representation/unavailability Full knowledge of sexual orientation Deceitful and misleading I will write more on this topic. Check back later.

Comfortable, peaceful places to retire:

Many people spend most of their adult lives working and the place they choose to retire is critical in their golden years. For this year’s edition of Best Places to Retire, MONEY identified towns with notable lifelong-learning programs, as well as other attributes that retirees can appreciate, from low taxes to affordable housing to high-quality […]

food as a cultural barrier/connector

Food was the main issue with my foster children. The kids were: Latino, Black, mixed race and Caucasian. Keeping a child immersed in his/her culture is a big part of cross cultural foster parenting. Understanding one’s culture is important to a child’s self-esteem and identity. We resolved this problem by discussing and writing down different […]

Comparing life and a car driver

Life is like a person driving a car. If the driver keeps looking at the rear mirror without focusing on the front, chances are that there will be a crash within no time. “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! (Isaiah: 43:18, 19, NIV). Focusing […]

Stages of grief

Grief is a natural reaction to any important change or loss in our lives. Grief is a multi-faceted response to loss, particularly to the loss of someone or something to which a bond was formed.  Grief has focused on the emotional response to loss, but it also has physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, and philosophical dimensions. […]

Labor Day Special!

Labor Day is a United States Federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September. The first Labor Day in the United States was celebrated on September 5, 1882 in New York City. It became a federal holiday in 1894, when, following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. […]

Tips on solving life’s problems and anxiety:

  PHYSICAL Try Abdominal breathing, Relaxation, Exercise, Meditation and Medication EMOTIONAL Identifying and expressing feelings to people who cares about you or a therapist BEHAVIORAL Work on Imagery and real life desensitization to decrease the anxiety MENTAL Try Replacing cognitive distortion and negative beliefs with realistic thoughts and beliefs, positive self -talk SPIRITUAL Finding your […]

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