Category Archives: Action

Buy This Instead!

It would be very easy for me to spend most of my time between now and Christmas harping on all the stereotypical toys and ads swirling about. I realized this morning that Parenting Lesson 101 is Positive Reinforcement — give … Continue reading

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Election Day Anguish

I’m not anguished about what the results will be this Election Day. I’m prayerful, and feeling pretty good. My partner has been down at the grassroots Obama office in our community since before 7 this morning; I’m proud of him, … Continue reading

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Taming the Drunken Monkey

Two fascinating articles in the Fall 2002 newsletter of the Society for the Study of Men and Masculinity (Division 51 of the American Psychological Association). The first, “Mindfulness as a Useful Adjunct in Therapeutic Work with Men,” by C. Peter … Continue reading

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MLK – Remember by moving forward

January is a good time to practice holding contradictions and paradox. We’re past the darkest day of the year, and yet in for some of the coldest weather. We’ve just had New Year’s, with its promise of a fresh start … Continue reading

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