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Author Archive | Dr. Candida Abrahamson, Ph.D.

Eating Crow in 2018

“Eat more crow. Its the most nutritious of all brain foods.” This New Year’s advice from Jason Zweig (WSJ, Dec.30, 2017), although it appeared 3/4 of the way though a longish series of resolutions, arrested me, shouted out to me, and pierced me. When I was a self-righteous teen-ager (weren’t we all?), frustrated Mom stomped […]

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Time Hunger– A Babyboomer’s Elegy

When I grew up, people had time. The family ate dinner together when Dad got home– 5:30.  We visited the grandparents–both sides–almost weekly.  As high school students, we went to bed at 10:30 and slept late on Saturdays, sometimes til noon. Sunday a family activity–a movie, a museum, the zoo–Mom, Dad, and the kids. On […]

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Ah, yes, I remember it…WRONG!

I have for years treasured a memory of something precious shared with my father, who died when I was 10.  At age seven he told me I was old enough to read “Gone With The Wind,”  I can clearly picture him in our home library; he lovingly pulled the book from a lower shelf and handed it to […]

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Taking a Vacation as a Blended Family

Anne Robert’s guest post add important information to my multiple earlier posts on challenges for blended families. Taking a Vacation as a Blended Family Blending families is never easy, and many couples (and their children) need support and mediation in order to overcome their vision of what the ‘perfect family’ looks like and accept the reality […]

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