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Coping with the painful news of the world

Dr. Paul
Man reading the paper at breakfast.

As a 65-year-old, I’m no stranger to the distressing world and national news. Goodness knows I’ve lived through a great deal of volcanic change in my lifetime, sad as well as terrifying moments, and several periods of uncertainty. Many of these stick in my head—the day Kennedy was assassinated, Martin Luther King’s murder, the Cuban missile crisis, the years of the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement, and numerous new presidents coming into office. Read more about Coping with the painful news of the world

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Marriage Basics: Communication is the core

Dr. Paul
Young couple standing outside their home.

Mary was furious with her husband. She wanted him to make the arrangements for their next night out. Last year they both made the decision that a twice monthly “date” was important for maintaining their relationship in the midst of their helter-skelter family life. They did a lot together as a family—Mary, Joe and their two boys, ages 8 and 10. But wisely, they both realized that it’s easy to feel neglected or taken for granted by their spouse. Time together, without the kids, is important for maintaining their marriage and staying connected. Read more about Marriage Basics: Communication is the core

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What is a DNP?

Kay Moua, DNP, ARNP explains the role of Advanced Practice Nurses holding a doctoral degree and how it differs from an Advanced Practice Nurse. Read more about What is a DNP?

Blended families: It’s a complicated deal

Dr. Paul
Family of five on front porch.

The new American family is a blend of mind, yours and ours—brought by a significant divorce rate and a high remarriage rate. Dr. Paul shares practical advice for the can be stormy waters of a blended family. Read more about Blended families: It’s a complicated deal

Accepting ourselves with compassion

Dr. Paul
Close up of adult woman.

Last week I took an early morning stroll. Spring is in the air—the cherry and apple trees are starting to blossom and the birds have returned, singing their spring song. The new season is upon us and everything is waking up. Read more about Accepting ourselves with compassion

Finding joy

Dr. Paul
Woman laying in grass daydreaming.

I recently read an inspirational book about joy by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. It was based on a week-long visit between these two religious figures. Their dialogue stimulated my own thinking about this topic. Here are some of the highlights of the book—well worth considering in our everyday lives. Read more about Finding joy

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