Mary Jane Hurley Brant's Blog Posts Tagged 'moms' (4)

Loyalty Vs. Blind Loyalty In Families

Hi Moms, I want to talk about loyalty vs. blind loyalty in families.



Loyalty is essential for genuine family solidarity.  But blind loyalty leads to family dysfunction.



A loyal family member is faithful to the family's traditions and honors its obligations. A loyal family member is emotionally present with support and encouragement during success or duress.   These unwavering devotions are admirable and observable: just look at how a loyal family member helps another member…

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Added by Mary Jane Hurley Brant on June 11, 2011 at 7:42am — No Comments

Accepting Change Can Bring Moms Peace

In my younger days I was naive enough to think I could control change.  I’ve learned, but not quickly enough, that no one can control or stop change. And, here is an interesting little fact: Charles Darwin believed that those people who survive the ones who can adapt to ongoing change.  They are not necessarily the strongest or the smartest, but they are the survivors. That thought of survival brings me to today’s topic of change and how to understand it a little better.

First, that…

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Added by Mary Jane Hurley Brant on March 15, 2011 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Psychology and Feng Shui in Romantic Relationships

Hi Moms,



Many people believe therapy is about resolving a crisis or healing a traumatic past and while these are worthy goals indeed, good therapy is also like good feng shui, because it is about exploring and making our noble intentions conscious and meaningful.



Balancing Yin and Yang energies in our romantic relationships is imperative. Think about balance within the context of our feeling afraid that the relationship with our significant lover will end because our mate will… Continue

Added by Mary Jane Hurley Brant on August 23, 2010 at 8:50pm — No Comments

Kids Leaving for College - Help for Parents

Moms,



It's August, let's talk about your children leaving for college. Or remember when you left! Yes, I know it brings up many feelings. One minute you're laughing with them at a Kmart Blue Light Special, the next minute you're dissolving into tears. The thing about being a parent is that when we finally master one stage of development with our kids, they've already catapulted into the next.



Leaving for college is a big transition for a family. For many parents this… Continue

Added by Mary Jane Hurley Brant on August 11, 2010 at 8:52pm — No Comments

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