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Big Bad World. When to talk to children about the hard truths?

Recently, we took turns having the flu, listening to books on tape and sharing in the misery of the world. We both became engrossed by “Edith’s Story”, Edith Velman’s autobiographical

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How to survive Election Seasons

How we survived the American election (2004) This is one of our “classic” articles; published in 2004 and somewhat dated in terms of the current events that it refers to. 

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Gardening to Life

Gardening to Life: Sore Muscles, Lilies, Artichokes and Metaphors this article first appeared in the Island Word, spring, 2006.  It is one of our favorites. The long days have arrived,

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Post Industrial Schools

Post Industrial Schools This article was first published in the Island Word in 2006.   It’s still one of our favorites.    We are watching, with interest, the debates about

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Living Well with Pain: A 9-Step Program

Living Well with Chronic Pain:  a 9 Step Program By Dr. Serena Patterson I am one who has lived with pain for over 20 years now.  There are ups and

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Money and Mental Health

Money and Mental Health This article first appeared in the Island Word in Spring, 2009.  At first it seemed surreal—where was this global financial crisis, and how would it affect

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Molly and Frost on Spring Cleaning

Molly and Frost on Spring Cleaning This article first appeared in the Island Word, spring, 2010.  It’s just for fun.  Used by permission (from Molly and Frost). Serena and Monika

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Workplace Bullying: What to do in a workplace Harassment Emergency

Workplace Bullying:  What to do in a workplace Harassment Emergency It was a good job, in her chosen field. All that training had paid off; she was making good money

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Is it addiction, vice, or hobby?

Addiction, Vice, or Hobby? This ariticle first appeared in the Island Word in spring, 2009. Serena has been spending a lot of time on her Farmville page lately. There is