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MA-losophy in France: And Balance, And Coping Mechanisms, For All

I will have a dozen or so blogs about my trip to France in the Summer of 2013.  Expect the MA-losophy style while also getting tips that you may be able to use when traveling with family in Europe (in my case with 11 people total) and my ability to maintain my sanity (most of […]

MA-losophy in France: Trains, Planes, and Automobiles

I will have a dozen or so blogs about my trip to France in the Summer of 2013.  Expect the MA-losophy style while also getting tips that you may be able to use when traveling with family in Europe (in my case with 11 people total) and my ability to maintain my sanity (most of […]

MA-losophy in France: Balancing Traditions and New Experiences

I will have a dozen or so blogs about my trip to France in the Summer of 2013.  Expect the MA-losophy style while also getting tips that you may be able to use when traveling with family in Europe (in my case with 11 people total) and my ability to maintain my sanity (most of […]

MA-losophy in France: Pre-Trip Tidbits

I will have a dozen or so blogs about my trip to France in the Summer of 2013.  Expect the MA-losophy style while also getting tips that you may be able to use when traveling with family in Europe (in my case with 11 people total) and my ability to maintain my sanity (most of […]

MA-losophy in France: Day 1 and Keeping My Cool?

I will have a dozen or so blogs about my trip to France in the Summer of 2013.  Expect the MA-losophy style while also getting tips that you may be able to use when traveling with family in Europe (in my case with 11 people total) and my ability to maintain my sanity (most of […]

MA-losophy: Align Up to Achieve Productive Patterns

My 12-year-old is on the playground.  A circle begins to form.  She smells trouble and leaves.  Minutes later, one of her classmates exits the circle with a mark on his face and he’s crying.  “What happened?” she asks.  “A 13-year-old middle schooler punched me in the face,” he responds. This was a story shared with […]

“I want to stop smoking” – Bigger than lighting up!

Many times when a client says “I want to stop smoking” she may perceive that this is a mutually exclusive action. It’s not. There are many reasons why a person is inspired to smoke – boredom, bonding, calming, concentrating, anger, hunger, (a valid) excuse to take a break, something to do with her hands, tired. […]

Is there Parent Enlightenment?

I received an angry comment from one of my videos at http://www.michellepayton.com/video-clips.htm titled “Are Today’s Kids Gifted? How to Educate our Children.” In a nutshell, this person was very bitter when it came to children and felt they are all misguided. As a mother of three dependent children at the moment while simultaneously seeking enlightenment […]

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