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Positive Parenting: Inspiration for Parents

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  1. Matt Sweetwood

    Matt Sweetwood

    23/11/2016
    A say before Thanksgiving, remember that single parents, too, can find happiness during the Holiday Season - read more: http://bit.ly/2gdDxQ0Matt Sweetwood
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    Miriam Rogado Luesma
    23/11/2016 #2 Miriam Rogado Luesma
    Be(e) happy @Matt Sweetwood! Happy Thanksgiving!
    Javier beBee
    23/11/2016 #1 Javier beBee
    Happy Thanksgiving ! Great family ! perfect picture !
  2. ProducerAmour Setter

    Amour Setter

    15/07/2016
    Why downscaling is the new black
    Why downscaling is the new blackWe live in a plastic world where everything seems to have become disposable. Surrounded by stuff we don't need, bought with money we don't have, we keep accumulating things to make ourselves feel more at home in the world. For many, having a lot of...
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    Rick Delmonico
    18/10/2016 #59 Rick Delmonico
    #58 Animal House
    Gerald Hecht
    15/10/2016 #58 Gerald Hecht
    #54 @Rick Delmonico yeah --u need to say stuff like "buck up bronco" or "hey; you f'd up; you trusted me!"; then break a beer 🍻 🍼 over your 🎃
    Rick Delmonico
    15/10/2016 #57 Rick Delmonico
    The happiest people make about $70,000 a year on average. The wealthiest people is not the ones that have the most, it is the ones that need the least.
    Rick Delmonico
    15/10/2016 #54 Rick Delmonico
    The worst thing you can say to an empath is" toughen up."
    Amour Setter
    24/07/2016 #53 Amour Setter
    #46 Thanks Bill
    Amour Setter
    24/07/2016 #52 Amour Setter
    #48 Thank you Leckey.
    Amour Setter
    24/07/2016 #51 Amour Setter
    #50 Thank you Richard.
    Richard Buse
    24/07/2016 #50 Richard Buse
    A wonderful post @Amour Setter. Thanks for sharing. Your ideas for downsizing are great. I am very much of a work in progress, but I've set aside 15 minutes per day for downsizing. That seemed daunting at first, but now every 15-minute session feels liberating.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/07/2016 #49 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 #1 #45 #34 Just coming back to muse the Comments through again. So liberating, as if each of us was stowed away in your luggage! And I really like your conclusion: "If you consider how stressful it is to manage a high-maintenance lifestyle and the associated health risks, it makes sense to think about downscaling." From a practical, medical point of view, you are absolutely right. Better to eat an apple than a box of truffles, any day.
    Leckey Harrison
    24/07/2016 #48 Leckey Harrison
    Done most of these. I prefer living in intentional community, which emphasizes, in our case, a lot of this. Not certain I could pack it all into a suitcase, but I've though about being a dharma bum on the road again. I'm likely to have another conversation with a different bee about communities for wounded people, who have identity issues and find relaxing very difficult on their best day. I teach people how to heal those wounds so they can, which then makes the possibility of downsizing and choosing an alternative way of living a possibility. I love this direction though.
    Bill Stankiewicz
    24/07/2016 #47 Bill Stankiewicz
    thx @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, hope you are having a great Sunday :)
    Bill Stankiewicz
    24/07/2016 #46 Bill Stankiewicz
    Nice post @Amour Setter, thanks for sharing @Gerald Hecht. It seems that at times, we baby boomers need to be sure we act as parents & not friends to our children. Many parents I see are trying to act as friends & do not want to say no.
    Gerald Hecht
    24/07/2016 #45 Gerald Hecht
    @Amour Setter thank you for this...very much
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/07/2016 #44 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #43 To be "a good Mom," we can't be "friends" with our children. We must teach them how to live in this world as caring human beings, showing them how to "Share" even as toddlers. There's no nice way to do some of the things we have to do so that we can let them 'fly the nest' and say we did our best. We are all just humans, and we learn so much in retrospect. One of the greatest mercies of being a Mom is that when our children grow up and have their own babies, POOF! they 'get' the epiphany that they were actually "mothered." And don't we raise our own children in the best ways that we wanted to be raised? They too, do the same with our grandchildren. They create and re-create the same universal motherhood, one with nature and love. For some who underwent child abuse or mental torture, there is still great pride in knowing that one becomes a good person either 'because of' or 'in spite of' our parents. As with down-sizing, it all boils down to the core: relationships, the little things, and the memories that we keep. All the 'junk' is hopefully lost to the memory or used to make us stronger. Sorry for my rant, but I know you were and are a great mom. Perhaps you just needed to know that today. :-).
    Amour Setter
    23/07/2016 #43 Amour Setter
    #42 LOL, @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD I'm definitely sure I wasn't always a great Mom, although I tried my best ;)
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    22/07/2016 #42 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #41 You did it all! I'm sure you were always a great Mom, too. It shows through and through. It actually shines.
    Amour Setter
    21/07/2016 #41 Amour Setter
    #40 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD I definitely kept my children's baby photos. The photos are all securely stored away and I made digital copies of everything which I've stored in the clouds and also have albums on Facebook. The beauty of digital :)
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    21/07/2016 #40 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #39 Best to keep the sentimental pics, the baby shoes, I think. And make an album for the children to keep when they get married. Or when they run away from home, thinking that their life was so bad. "Stuff" can definitely send a message that is meant to be shared. Lovely, loving messages of tenderness and histories that need to be remembered...
    Bonaventure Chikamanzi
    17/07/2016 #39 Bonaventure Chikamanzi
    Sadly... keeping stuffs feels easier to do than letting go... But happily letting go feels liberating than keeping... Dicey choices to make indeed....
    Amour Setter
    17/07/2016 #38 Amour Setter
    #35 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, it's very liberating to get rid of excess stuff.
  3. ProducerDr. Allen Brown

    Dr. Allen Brown

    14/07/2016
    Trading Places
    Trading PlacesTomorrow I lead 50 volunteers in one of the most challenging events that will ever be asked anyone to do. We will be trading places with homeless people. This group will be made up of judges, councilman, doctors, lawyers, nurses, plasters, stay at...
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    Robert Cormack
    31/08/2016 #25 Robert Cormack
    Great idea, Allen. About ten years ago, a charity asked me for some ideas on attracting donations for food banks. I suggested a large ballroom event, full of glitter and wonderful costumes, and movie personalities. Except when everyone sat down to eat, the food was canned soup and a couple of pieces of white bread. Someone would then stand at the podium and say, "This is how a lot of people eat, folks. And they don't get dressed up."
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/07/2016 #24 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #23 OH!! I am sooo ready! Promise to deliver humble and complex, raw and unleashed packages as @Selim Yeniçeri move forward with you, broadcasting on UK Radio BSS. Staying tuned on: http://grcnconnects.wix.com/people
    Dr. Allen Brown
    22/07/2016 #23 Anonymous
    #17 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD You are the real hero now that you have your own show too jump on the air anytime you want. we are dieing to here your pour your sole out to the world. Keep us posted.
    Dr. Allen Brown
    22/07/2016 #22 Anonymous
    #19 @Alvaro INFANTE SANCHEZ thank you
    Dr. Allen Brown
    22/07/2016 #21 Anonymous
    #18 Hello @Joel Anderson have been so drained after our weekend of trrading places. i wanted to let you know that the comments that you made regarding my event was so well arrticulated that was tremendously moved. Thank You
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    21/07/2016 #20 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    This march shall go on!
    Alvaro INFANTE SANCHEZ
    15/07/2016 #19 Alvaro INFANTE SANCHEZ
    Good job, good job.
    Joel Anderson
    15/07/2016 #18 Joel Anderson
    Well done. Humbled by your example. A profound way to experience and gain Insight and knowledge about the world around us that far too often lurks in the shadows and anonymity of others realities. Continue to make a difference; one step--one person--one traded place at a time.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    15/07/2016 #17 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #15 I am most livid at the child abusers in this world, and so sorry you had to go through that. But..on the positive, look at how many you are saving now. It is massive! Your undertakings, hopes, and dreams sure do make you a real-life hero to many. And that's why I love working with you on GrassrootsTalks Radio and here's to More for the Poor! One at a time, we can do it!
    Lisa Gallagher
    15/07/2016 #16 Lisa Gallagher
    #15 What a wonderful project. I'm so sorry to hear of your story @Dr. Allen Brown but happy to hear you've taken your experience and shaped it to help others. Yu are so right, every person is just one paycheck away from being homeless and it's sad that some will never understand that concept.
    Dr. Allen Brown
    15/07/2016 #15 Anonymous
    I have been their, I was abused often as child. I ran away 15 times before my 15 birthday. I slept under freeway ramps, bus stops, empty houses and worse. I know what it is like to be subdued as a 13 year old boy thinking the guy was going to show me how to survive on the streets on my own. Only to be pent down during the night and be repeatedly raped. Now forced to carry the emotional scares with me for the rest f my life. Yes I have an agenda to gather as may people as I can these 100 plus people out here to give them a day or two of relief fro the clod and the dangers of being exposed to the elements day after day. Yes Loribeth I can be homeless. And many Americans are only a paycheck away from it also
    Selim Yeniçeri
    15/07/2016 #14 Selim Yeniçeri
    #11 It's not a Church issue, you're perfectly right @Max Carter. It's a humanism issue. Everybody's overly busy with themselves that they forget how to be a human. If there is anybody who didn't see the movie "Fisher King" by Robin Williams, I strongly suggest to see it ASAP.
    Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMC
    15/07/2016 #13 Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMC
    This is a huge and incredibly worthwhile undertaking @Dr. Allen Brown. My heartfelt thanks to you, and your volunteers, for taking the time to understand the life of the homeless. I can only think, hearing your story, of the phrase from English Reformer, John Bradford - "There but for the grace God go I."
    Max Carter
    15/07/2016 #11 Max Carter
    As someone who has been homeless for 2 years now, I think this is a great thing in order to gain perspective on why it is so important to quit making the homeless issue a Church issue and making the societal issue it really is.
    Selim Yeniçeri
    15/07/2016 #10 Selim Yeniçeri
    First of all, I am really and really proud of being a friend of yours, @Dr. Allen Brown. In past, I've spent nights and nights with homeless people under some famous bridge in Istanbul, other than the nights I've slept with more twenty cats at a time. When nobody was around, the streets were friendly with those people who shared their extremely meager belongings, with smiling and unselfish faces. And even now, at this age, I can still feel the impact they left on me with their human touch, over my life experience. I had done it deliberately to get to learn their lives, and there were amazing talents and wisdom among them. When one has such an experience, I can say that life will never be same for them again. This is not a gift only to those homeless people, but also a very deep and profound spiritual gift to those who attend.
    Pamela L. Williams
    15/07/2016 #9 Pamela L. Williams
    Extremely worthy cause Allen. Good luck with the event.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    15/07/2016 #8 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    This is a very commendable thing to do @Dr. Allen Brown. It is really difficult to know what another person's life is like until you experience it yourself.
    Loribeth Pierson
    15/07/2016 #7 Loribeth Pierson
    Could​ you trade places?
    Loribeth Pierson
    15/07/2016 #6 Loribeth Pierson
    Really amazing work @@Dr. Allen Brown. I hope this post helps brings well-needed funds to all your projects.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    15/07/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 Love where your heart is! @Dr. Allen Brown and I are working on several fronts to Solve grave issues one homeless person at a time.....hope you stay with us!