When is it Addiction?

In our society we often hear, think and read that people are addicted to things, all kinds of things. It is said that people are addicted to work, sex, texting, hand held devices, social networking sites, video games, gambling, caretaking and people pleasing, shopping, food, the internet, chocolate, exercise, etc. When is someone truly addicted? Have we become too free with the use of the word “addicted”? When does something, even a good thing, become too much?

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The Three R’s of Parenting

It is very much in vogue today to talk about “the three R’s” of education (reading, ’riting, ’rithmatic), of being green (reduce, reuse, recycle), of self-care (rest, reflect, refuel), etc. It is convenient and memorable to reduce complicated concepts to three simple evocative words.

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If "Talk is Cheap" and "Silence is Golden," then "Listening is Priceless!"

If your communication directly and clearly states your needs and wants and if you consistently practice listening not only to the content of other's words but to their underlying meaning and emotion, then you are well on your way to communicating effectively. But if you are like most of us, you were not taught how to be effective in communicating with others. How many of us can honestly say that we are consistently successful when communicating our deepest needs to others?

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