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Really, Really Want: Is Fost-Adopt really for you?

Really, Really Want: Is Fost-Adopt really for you?

What are the unique pitfalls and blessings of committing to Fost-Adopt status? Is it right for you? Since I consider it the most complicated of the three options (Adoptive Parenting, Foster Parenting, and Fost-Adopt Parenting) I’d like to focus on that today. Before...

Personal Maintenance: Self-Care, Why and How

Personal Maintenance: Self-Care, Why and How

I got my hat handed to me last week when I mentioned the importance of SELF CARE. Someone who has repeatedly impressed me with their understanding and commitment to kids from hard places spoke up and said, basically, “When I hear that term, I immediately feel like a...

Will You Love Me, Warts and All?: Lies

Will You Love Me, Warts and All?: Lies

I cleaned out a storage unit recently. When I closed my house in Phoenix and built my little cottage in Flagstaff, I had to downsize in a big way. I let the furniture go when I finally accepted that it wasn’t smart to be paying to store it, but it took another 5 years...

Let Food be Your Medicine: Nutrition 101

Let Food be Your Medicine: Nutrition 101

In about 400 B.C., Hippocrates wrote an ancient version of the title of this blog. He went on to say that food could also be the source of illness. We now have research to support his assertions. Our American Diet is killing us. Slowly, but no less certainly,...

Too Much Info: Overload 101

Too Much Info: Overload 101

This idea has many shapes: Choice Overload, Post Event Collapse Syndrome, Analysis Paralysis, and Information Overload but they all have this in common: more of something than one can effectively handle. I just got back from an Alaskan cruise. Never wanted to go on a...

Transitions, Big and Small: Dosing 101

Transitions, Big and Small: Dosing 101

  Transitions are part of life. There is this very cool concept called the Liminal Space. It is that period between the end of one experience and the beginning of the next one. Think being single then married, married then widowed/divorced, employed then...

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