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    Emotional-Strength Training: How to Visit The Sick: Energy Express


    By Marilynn Preston

    Eventually, it happens to all of us. One minute, a loved one is healthy and happy, and you're mildly annoyed about something silly like why is she always late for our tennis game--and the next minute, life does a 180. She has breast cancer. Or he has a heart attack. Next thing you know, they're in treatment, or a hospital, seriously ill, perhaps even dying, very much in need of a friend.

    That friend is you. Are you up to the task? Do you know what to say?

    By Marilynn Preston

    Eventually, it happens to all of us. One minute, a loved one is healthy and happy, and you're mildly annoyed about something silly like why is she always late for our tennis game --and the next minute, life does a 180. She has breast cancer. Or he has a heart attack. Next thing you know, they're in treatment, or a hospital, seriously ill, perhaps even dying, very much in need of a friend.

    That friend is you. Are you up to the task? Do you know what to say? Probably not. When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, we have all sorts of books to tell us how to build bigger biceps and tighter abs. But good ... Continue reading Emotional-Strength Training: How to Visit The Sick: Energy Express.


    Grandparent Preferences: Good Enough Moms


    Q: My husband & I have two children. Our daughter is 8 months old and our son is 2 ½. Due to our very busy schedules as working parents, we rely on help from my parents and my in-laws. My son has a close bond with my father- and mother-in-law, whom he sees almost daily. He only sees my parents on the weekends when they baby-sit or have dinner with us. Now, when my parents come over to care for my son he gets upset and asks for his other grandparents.

    Q: My husband & I have two children. Our daughter is 8 months old and our son is 2 ½. Due to our very busy schedules as working parents, we rely on help from my parents and my in-laws. My son has a close bond with my father- and mother-in-law, whom he sees almost daily. He only sees my parents on the weekends when they baby-sit or have dinner with us. Now, when my parents come over to care for my son he gets upset and asks for his other grandparents. We frequently get together with both sides of our families (my parents and my husbands parents together), which has become something I dread because I know my parents are hurt by ... Continue reading Grandparent Preferences: Good Enough Moms.