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My friend Bill O’Hanlon likes to tell about a marriage counselor with a popular parenting course, called “Four Rules for Parents.” People loved it and he was wildly successful. He wasn’t married and had no children, but nevertheless . . . … Read More

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PARENTING TOOL

Here is a photo of a family / neighbor outing. The people on your left are the important ones, the Johnson children, all but Steve who is on his honeymoon. The man to my left is my second son, Jeff, … Read More

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ACTIVITY & THRIVING

I just posted a new YouTube video. Take a look, share it, leave a message.   What about it? What do you do that gives you energy and a sense of competency?

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Hobbies that help you Thrive

Eating a “rainbow diet” with lots of vegetables helps you recover from depression. Why is that? It is very likely that the rainbow diet reduces chronic inflammation. What will raise chronic inflammation? Eating prepared foods. Being worried and upset. Not … Read More

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CHILDREN OUTDOORS

Are children benefitted by playing outdoors? While the answer should be obvious, ask yourself this: How are children growing up now? If playing outdoors is important, why are parents raising their children indoors? A new study says children who spend more … Read More

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CONSCIENTIOUS PEOPLE = BETTER HEALTH

Here is press release describing some research on conscientiousness and health. As it turns out, conscientious people have better health. Well, how can that be a surprise? They do take more care, are going to be more careful about health, … Read More

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USE FLOURISHING

Dr. Ed Diener and Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener offer the mental health community their FLOURISHING scale. It is a simple, eight item likkert-rating scale. There is no reversed-scored item in Ed’s work, and all thanks to him for that. The scale … Read More

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CAN SELF HELP REALLY HELP?

Automatic happiness? Sounds like a science fiction story about cheery robots. But that’s our topic for today. It turns out that online help automates mental health. How can that be bad? Well, only research can tell us how good or … Read More

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Embrace Love

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Rex still blesses my life. As I wrote about Rex’s sudden death, I was moved by the outpouring of encouraging and supportive comments. Many thanks to all you wonderful people. We buried Rex in the back yard. Our tradition frowns … Read More

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