Blue Jean Baby Queen

Whenever someone meets my daughter for the first time, I usually hear them say, “Oh, are you shy?”   Of course not.  She’s 5.  On top of that, she doesn’t like talking to total strangers any more than you or I do.  Kids have a keen sense of intuition that most of us learn to tune out, and that intuition is much, much smarter than our left brain (the reasoning part).  If she doesn’t like someone, it’s OK.  I trust her intuition, and she should, too.

However, she does happen to be a pretty neat kid.  If I could get a snapshot of her personality in just one photo, it would look like this:

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The Power of a Mother’s Touch

If you haven’t read about Kate Ogg yet, I hope you will now.  Just two days ago, Kate Ogg gave birth to twins prematurely.  At only 27 weeks, she knew that her babies may be in for a struggle, and she was right.  While her infant daughter was delivered without complication, her infant son was pronounced dead a few moments after birth.   Continue reading “The Power of a Mother’s Touch” »

The Real Story on Chocolate and Depression

A new study has linked chocolate with depression once again.  The article merely tells us what our intuition already knew, and the fact that chocolate makes us feel better at some point in our lives isn’t exactly news.  But how does chocolate make us feel better?  Why?  What’s the reason we tend to crave chocolate more during PMS?  The article was so unbelievably incomplete that I felt compelled to provide additional information.

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