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09/23/2011
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...My husband (of 9 years) and I have used your wisdom and never to be humble opinion to get us through many disagreements. "Dr. Laura would say...." comes out of both our mouths, and that's the end of it. Our last conflict was about my husband's drinking...

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09/21/2011
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I have heard several callers in a dilemma about waiting for hospice care due to the 6 month prognosis requirement. As a past marketer for a wonderful hospice, I spent much time clarifying this requirement for many patients who were both torn about admitting their need and/or desperate for help, but concerned that it was too soon.

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09/20/2011
When Bad Things Happen to Children ...As the mother of a child who is dying of cancer, like many of us, we are losing our faith in a big powerful "daddy in the sky" that hears our prayers. I've heard from Christians that "God doesn't give you what you can't handle" but I can't handle this... More >>

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09/14/2011
IconAn article in the New York Times about sleep said it's a necessity, not a luxury. For a lot of people, it's a luxury, but it turns out that it's an absolute necessity on many levels. And most of you are living in a state of chronic sleep deprivation, which is a really bad thing. More >>

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09/12/2011
Nine Ways To Cure Unhappiness "If only there was a cure for unhappiness."

The other day someone spoke those words to me accompanied by a heartfelt sigh. Unhappiness is a burden we carry at times and it can be debilitating. Is there a cure? More >>

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08/30/2011
IconHeading back to school is an experience filled with a mix of so many changes...being the new kid or entering into a new dynamic with kids your child has been with their entire life....anxiety is the number one emotion as teens work on navigating these new and uncharted waters. More >>

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08/30/2011
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I always told my son that addiction ran in our family, which it does. You don't know if you carry the gene. Why take the chance by trying any drugs? Even if they don't kill you, it's a miserable lifestyle. Believe me, I've seen what it has done to some of my family members.

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07/22/2011
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I felt so compelled to respond to your comments on the current "trend" or "fad" of diagnosing "out of control kids" with Bipolar Disorder. You said (I am paraphrasing) it is far better for a kid who is acting out to go into FAMILY therapy than get on medication or individual counseling. I could not agree more.

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07/18/2011
The crew from Katana dock in Honolulu, HI after 8 days of racing in Transpac 2011 More >>

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07/18/2011
Katana and her crew head through the Molokai Channel (a.k.a. Kaiwi Channel) heading to Honolulu, HI to finish Transpac 2011. More >>

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