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4 Ways to Help Kids Express Their Emotions

Emotions are so tricky! Here are several ways to help kids learn about their emotions. In short, always try to knowledge child's feelings, identify their emotion and model an appropriate reaction for them. Read more at Lifehack.Org: http://www.lifehack.org/482331/4-steps-to-teach-kids-about-experiencing-and-expressing-their-emotions

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New Year’s Eve traditions

Growing up on post-Soviet space, I am used to New Year’s Eve being the main holiday of the year.  My favorite New Year’s Eve celebration tradition is placing jewelry at the bottom of a champagne/wine glass, letting it sit there throughout the holiday dinner and finishing the drink when the clock strikes midnight and make… Continue reading New Year’s Eve traditions

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On feeling like an Alien: a portrait of a modern teen according to modern literature and media

Recently I stumbled upon a popular novel intended for teens and once again felt like I have spent my high school years on a different planet. According to many modern novels and TV shows life of a teenager is composed of alcohol poisonings, giving in to peer pressure to have unprotected sex under the influence… Continue reading On feeling like an Alien: a portrait of a modern teen according to modern literature and media

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The days when miracles are bound to happen

There are certain days when miracles WILL happen. Not "might", not "likely" but "WILL."  These days often either coincide with national holidays, or occur somewhere in the neighborhood of these holidays. New Year's Eve and Christmas Eve are among those days, and Valentine's day is no different. I am not saying that all of us… Continue reading The days when miracles are bound to happen

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Forgiveness and the ones who really need it

I get really surprised when people threaten their peers with a phrase “I will never forgive you.” Do we really forgive for the sake of the person that has offended us? Imagine that every time someone tells you something unpleasant or offensive, they throw a heavy “rock” at you.  The rock can either hit you… Continue reading Forgiveness and the ones who really need it

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Anti-Hipster-ish and Un-Cool Statements, Lara Fabian and Thanks to the Readers

I have not been posting for the last month because of intense grad school schedule, but I have noticed that you, my readers, have been looking at my page. Thank you, all, for not forgetting about me! Let’s have a healthy and happy New Year! I have been observing the following tendency among my fellow… Continue reading Anti-Hipster-ish and Un-Cool Statements, Lara Fabian and Thanks to the Readers

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The Monster of Gratitude

As he sat at the table in front of me, I could see the heavy monster of gratitude sitting on his shoulders, squishing his breath out and leaving him speechless. It is easy to deny the fact that gratitude is all that is left in a relationship.  Gratitude is a ‘big’ feeling. It tricks you… Continue reading The Monster of Gratitude

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“Love Has Gone By As an Elephant”…?

“Love has gone by as an elephant” – I was sure that these are the exact lyrics of a popular Russian song until I was almost 10 years old. Interestingly, back than I did not notice anything strange about this phrase.  Most children, including myself, have seen elephants walking proudly, but slowly and heavily along… Continue reading “Love Has Gone By As an Elephant”…?

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Self Portrait

“Can I paint your portrait, Madame?” - shouts a stray artist on a busy street “No. thank you” – I say “It is a mistake, Madame. I have been painting for N-years and ladies chase me, begging to draw their portraits” “Then ask one of those ladies to pose for you.” “Don’t you want to… Continue reading Self Portrait

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Abandoned tandem bike on a sad pathway

  There is a pathway in my city that has many memories tied to it.  Usually this little road makes me sad, but if taking this road is unavoidable, I try to turn on some music, that is also tied to some memories and try to make the best out of that walk.  It was… Continue reading Abandoned tandem bike on a sad pathway