How parents can help withdrawn, shy kids

Shyness is a natural emotion for many kids. A little diffidence protects kids. It helps them avoid potentially dangerous situations that fearless kids may heedlessly plunge into. Taken to extremes, shyness is worrisome. Here are tips for parents to help shy kids. How parents can help withdrawn, shy kids 

How I Self Discipline, Change Habits Using Al Anon Slogans

Self-discipline is something I've never had trouble with. I've got a nasty case of low self-esteem and auto-flagellation my modus operandi. But rigid self-control isn't healthy. It doesn't work either. Here's a simple self help plan I created, based on Al-Anon principles, to modify behavior and change habits. It works if you work it, one day at a time!  How I Self-Discipline, Change Habits Using Al-Anon Slogans

How I Lost Weight with Weekly Spiritual Fasting

There's some controversy about fasting as a way to lose weight. Going without eating for long stretches can be dangerous. But regular, spiritual bread and water fasting can be beneficial health-wise and for losing weight. It improves emotional health, too. Here's how I did it. How I Lost Weight with Weekly Spiritual Fasting 

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