The Making of an Old Soul By Carol Orsborn, Ph.D.  This excerpt is from The Making of an Old Soul: Aging as the Fulfillment of Life’s Promise, the healing vision

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A New Year’s Resolution Worth Making BY KERRY BYRNE, PH.D. As we say good-bye to a year that saw many of us separated from the grands in our lives, I’m

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Life is Messy! BY LINDA K. STROH, PH.D. Many of us grow up with the illusion that if we work hard, are smart enough, are kind enough, everything will eventually

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Is your body getting rusty with age?  BY Jonny Bowden, Ph.D. Simple steps you can take to help support a healthy response to free radicals  While you may not know

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5 Things Not To Say To Your Grandchildren By Karen L. Rancourt L. RANCOURT –  AKA – Ask Grandma Karen Summertime for many families means vacations and more time together

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BY KAREN L. RANCOURT Many parents and grandparents have expressed their concern that kids are spending too much time playing video games. And especially during this coronavirus pandemic when many

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Grandparents and Autism: A Geneticist and Mom Reveals the Critical Role Grandparents Play When I was growing up, my parents both worked full-time and didn’t have the time to drive

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By Karen L. Rancourt, Ph.D.  (AKA – Ask Grandma Karen) As a parent or grandparent, you cannot escape making the to-watch or not-to-watch decision about 13 Reasons Why, the Netflix

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By Patti Clark Gratitude is a hot topic these days, almost to the point of being overdone.  Sometimes it feels like people talking about happiness and gratitude has become today’s ‘smiley

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When a spouse passes, what you say matters BY KAREN L. RANCOURT According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 800,000 spouses are widowed each year. Although family members and friends may

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Wagging Tails, Smiling Faces: Helping America’s Littlest Heroes By Robin R. Ganzert, Ph.D. There’s a saying among military families that when one family member enlists, the whole family serves. And

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BY PAT HANSON PH.D. Unfortunately, grandparents don’t have automatic legal rights to see their grandchildren. In some states, grandparents can petition the court for visitation, but the standard for determining

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Did you know that untreated hearing loss is linked to dementia? We all do our best to maintain good health, and mental health is no exception. As we age, one

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Struggling with estrangement? Try radical forgiveness for fractured relationships BY PAT HANSON, PH.D. Do you harbor a grievance or hold on to toxic energy about people, places, and institutions that

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By Christine Crosby Do you know about the Kaizen way? It’s an ancient philosophy captured in the simple statement from the Tao Te Ching: “The journey of a thousand miles begins

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4 Shocking Facts About the History of Autism By Michael J. Cameron, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Chief Clinical Officer for Pacific Child and Family Associates Would you ever think that autism is

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Here are some important thoughts  that grandparents can take to heart,  teach to others, and put into action. Who’s watching out for the Kids? By John A. Cosco, Ph.D. (husband of Anne,

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By Lynn Keehan, Ph.D Diagnoses of ADD/ADHD has dramatically increased in recent years, and now many doctors are not only prescribing the usual drugs (Adderall, Concerta, Ritalin, Strattera), but have

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If you have a grandchild who is overweight or is struggling with obesity, you don’t have to be a nutritionist to be part of the solution. Overweight children are prone

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Just as many of us start to enjoy our empty nests, we’re faced with a new dilemma: the possibility of moving an older parent into our homes. When a loved

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