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In My Heart & On My Mind

In My Heart & On My Mind

chrochetkrafts.com I've been taking time away from social media and focusing on things that bring me inner peace lately. The silence can be seen on all of my social media outlets. Recently I picked up my yarn and crochet hook again and started crocheting for the first time in two years. Among many unfinished projects [...]

Improving Your Attention Span When ‘the World Is Sick’

Improving Your Attention Span When ‘the World Is Sick’

If you're still being affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent quarantine, you are not alone. Nearly six months have past since the dreaded COVID-19 outbreak halted the U.S. economy, and yet here we are, still dealing with the stresses at home and at work. With school starting and remote learning in full swing, [...]

Victim or Survivor?

Victim or Survivor?

In the aftermath of a tragedy, trauma, or abusive experience, many initially take on a victim mentality. This is a completely normal response to traumatic events. When working through trauma, we gain acceptance of the events, and take control of our healing process by moving forward. Recognizing history and learning to grow through its experiences. [...]

Setting New Boundaries In Old Relationships

Setting New Boundaries In Old Relationships

I talked to a fellow mama bear this morning, who was finding her way through self discovery, and rebuilding her self esteem after a rocky parting-of-ways between her family and her mother. I listened and nodded my head, scooting farther and farther toward the edge of my seat, sharpening my focus on the journey this [...]

Parental Alienation: 3 Strategies To Overcome Manipulation and Combat Relationship Damage

Parental Alienation: 3 Strategies To Overcome Manipulation and Combat Relationship Damage

One of the most painful byproducts of a high conflict divorce and child custody battle is watching your ex manipulate your children into believing that you’re a bad parent. "Parent-child relationships that were strong before the divorce can be damaged almost overnight when an alienating parent lures a child into the Cult of the Bad [...]

Codependency: An Inside Look At Unhealthy Blended Family Relationships

Codependency: An Inside Look At Unhealthy Blended Family Relationships

"Codependency can be defined as any relationship in which two people become so invested in each other that they can't function independently anymore," Dr. Becker says. "Your mood, happiness, and identity are defined by the other person. In a codependent relationship, there is usually one person who is more passive and can't make decisions for [...]

Social Media Overhaul Leads to a Sparse Crowd At Trump Rally Last Saturday

Social Media Overhaul Leads to a Sparse Crowd At Trump Rally Last Saturday

People gather in protest to the election of Republican Donald Trump as the president of the United States in Seattle, Washington, U.S. November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Redmond - RTX2SX8O "Trump didn't fill his rally arena to the more than 19,000-person capacity Saturday night, despite bragging about 1 million RSVP's to his Tulsa, Oklahoma return to [...]

Navigating Child Custody With Your Children

Navigating Child Custody With Your Children

Child custody battles can be messy, and it can feel like your walking on glass when it comes to things. But what about our children? It's hard enough to go through a child custody battle with a bitter ex, willing to drag out dirty laundry and proceedings, at the end of the day our children [...]