We Lift Our Masks

I visit Dunkin’ Donuts today as I often do and so many are without masks. The vaccinated greet each other, so faceless before. We were strangers, yet we were not. Smiling at first distantly then closer but not too close. So used to social distancing, we are all a bit wary. Yet I feel so…

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COVID BUBBLES

A great new phenomena has arisen where a small group, always the same people, often family members or a few very close friends, get tested frequently and can hang out together inside and out without masks. I call this the COVID BUBBLE. If you belong to a COVID BUBBLE you essentially lock down mostly otherwise,…

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Social Distancing Doesn’t Mean Emotional Distancing

As parents we are under the assumption that our kids minds are filled with technological experiments and games, especially because they are so often left to themselves, but actually they are still reading about what’s happening in the emotional worlds of the story’s characters if we encourage pleasurable time to themselves, not because of COVID…

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Kids Helping Oneself and Others During the Pandemic

  During the Pandemic it’s a great time to help yourself and others in a positive way to adjust to our new temporary world as we all make history together. It’s a great time to brainstorm ways to connect with lots of people even while quarantine and social distancing are needed.   SUGGESTIONS FOR KIDS…

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In the Midst of World Changes, Will Narcissists See the Light?

Will narcissists see the light as history is being made around them?  Spouses, parents, children, and others are quarantined in their homes. How does the narcissistic man fare in these close quarters? Can he relinquish his need for superiority, endless explanations of all his knowledge, the need for exceptional attention and validation, a yearning to…

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How Do You Talk to Your Kids About the Pandemic?

  How do parents help their kids with the stress of the pandemic? All kids at different ages seek security and certainty about their daily lives. Suddenly, this has changed for parents and their kids due to the pandemic. The big questions are how to listen and how to respond to your kids as an…

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