Nov
30
Author Event – December 5th
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Parents and preteens, please join me for a discussion of Tween You and Me at the Book Rack in Newburyport, MA this Saturday.  The event begins at 4:00 pm.  If you haven’t been to Newburyport, you’re in for a treat.  Plan to spend some time shopping the adorable stores in the area surrounding the Book [...]

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Nov
29
Thanksgiving Tradition Contributes To Self-Esteem
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This Thanksgiving my family started a new tradition.  At dinner, each family member had a turn telling a story about a family member who was no longer with us.  At first I was afraid that the conversation about our deceased loved ones would turn melancholy.  But it was quite the opposite.  I watched the faces of [...]

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Nov
18
How to Boost Self-Image in Tweens and Teens
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Chicken Little believed the sky was falling.  Because he believed it, he saw signs of danger everywhere.  The belief in his head projected itself into his experiences.  Like Chicken Little, we can tell ourselves convincing sotries that supercede sound judgment.  For better or for worse, our beliefs have the final word.  If a friend tells [...]

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Nov
06
High Self-Esteem Not Synonymous With Fearlessness
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This week I had the good fortune to attend The Million Dollar Women Symposium in Salem, MA.  Surrounded by hundreds of successful female entrepreneurs, I absorbed the collective positive energy, knowledge and inspiration of so many amazing women.  I was inspired not as much by their level of success, but by their ability to overcome [...]

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