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Flexible Thinking: A Workaround for Distraction

“If you can’t get over the bridge, go under.” This was the advice of my grandmother, Cissie Handelsman.  Born in Warsaw, Poland, she was abandoned as a youngster, but found by her brother, and subsequently raised in Hampton Court, England. She … Continue reading

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Don’t be distracted from giving the gift of reading

Too often, our frenzied schedules disallow the time to read with or for others. This week’s CBS Sunday Morning featured a single dad who “started reading each night to his 4th-grade daughter—and continued up until she left for college.” Although … Continue reading

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Saying “no” (nicely) to children during the holiday season shopping frenzy

According to the preteen and teens in the family, Champs is the place for athletic shoes.  The kids were excited to see the celebrity-inspired styles. There were some in red, electric blue and black patent leather.  The eleven-year old said, … Continue reading

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