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The case of delayed response

A child trips and falls. She raises her voice in a cry, but there is no one in the play area to take notice. Upon further inspection, she realizes that no real harm was done; her cry subsides. Sometime later, … Continue reading

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Permission to feel

“Don’t be afraid,” “Have no fear,” “Fight your fright;” does any of these expressions sounds familiar? We heard these often as children, tried to embrace the notions as young adults, and later in life, we may find ourselves teaching these to … Continue reading

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Can you smile?

Can you smile for the rest of your life? Or at least for a month? A day? An hour? Can you smile for just one minute? Thirty seconds? Smile even when you don’t feel like it? Smile to your pains, sadness, and … Continue reading

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Why do we gossip?

If someone was to ask me if I gossip, I would vehemently deny. After all, I despise this practice. Yet, to be perfectly honest, on occasion, mindlessly, I participate. It bothers me. It bothers me that I do, and it … Continue reading

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