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MUKUL RESORT & SPA — Guacalito de La Isla, Nicaragua
Apr 21, 2014 / 304 notes
NASHPORT, Ohio (AP) — A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.
Apr 20, 2014

NASHPORT, Ohio (AP) — A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

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Jules Verne, From the Earth to the Moon Direct in Ninety-seven Hours and Twenty Minutes, and a Trip around it – De la terre à la lune, 1874. 
The front cover of the book carries an embossed illustration of the frontispiece. Note the “First”, “Second”, and “Third” class carriages. Smithsonian
Apr 12, 2014 / 170 notes

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Jules Verne, From the Earth to the Moon Direct in Ninety-seven Hours and Twenty Minutes, and a Trip around it – De la terre à la lune, 1874. 

The front cover of the book carries an embossed illustration of the frontispiece. Note the “First”, “Second”, and “Third” class carriages. Smithsonian

Mar 4, 2014 / 123 notes
Mar 4, 2014

"Boundaries" by Drs Henry Cloud and John Townsend

This Week’s Tip:

Compliance and the Fear of Saying No

“May I tell you something embarrassing?” Robert asked me. A new client, Robert was trying to understand why he had so much difficulty refusing his wife’s constant demands. He was going broke trying to keep up with the Joneses.

“I was the only boy in my family, the youngest of four children. There was a strange double standard in my house involving physical fighting.” Robert cleared his throat, struggling to continue. “My sisters were three to seven years older than me. Until I was in sixth grade, they were a lot bigger and stronger. They’d take advantage of their size and strength and wale on me until I was bruised. I mean, they really hurt me.

“The strangest part of it all was my parents’ attitude. They’d tell us, ‘Robert is the boy. Boys don’t hit girls. It’s bad manners.’ Bad manners! I was getting triple-teamed, and fighting back was bad manners?” Robert stopped. His shame kept him from continuing, but he’d said enough. He had unearthed part of the reason for his conflicts with his wife.

When parents teach children that setting boundaries or saying no is bad, they are teaching them that others can do with them as they wish. They are sending their children defenseless into a world that contains much evil. Evil in the form of controlling, manipulative, and exploitative people. Evil in the form of temptations.

Blocking a child’s ability to say no handicaps that child for life. Adults with handicaps like Robert’s have this first boundary injury: they say yes to bad things.

Continue reading to find out why

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Mar 2, 2014
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Mar 2, 2014
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Carole Rabe, USA
Summer Melon (2009)
oil on canvas 24”x 30 ins.http://www.carolerabe.com/
Feb 27, 2014 / 108 notes

alongtimealone:

Carole Rabe, USA
Summer Melon (2009)
oil on canvas 24”x 30 ins.
http://www.carolerabe.com/

Feb 21, 2014
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