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When Fright is Right: Why Some People Like Being Scared

During my 11-year stint as a movie critic, there was only one beat I refused to cover. Some of my assignments were scary enough without things going bump in the night. To wit, I watched a succession o...

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Why Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

You’ve likely heard the term “self-care” before, and it might conjure images of Instagram influencers on spa getaways or a group of 20somethings at a nail salon — with the requisite self-care hashtag,...

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What’s Love Got to Do With It?

One of the issues addressed at Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows is love addiction and love avoidance. People who seek help are often in severe love addiction withdrawal; it is real and it is gut wren...

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Practical Parenting Advice to Put Into Practice Now

By Dr. Claudia Black, Meadows Senior Fellow, adapted from her book Straight Talk There is no such thing as perfect parenting, but there is good enough parenting.  As we mark another Parents Day at the...

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Leaning into Fear

“We are very afraid of being powerless. But we have the power to look deeply at our fears, and then fear cannot control us.” -Thich Nhat Hanh These days, you don’t have to look very far to witness th...

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A Workshop Created In the Name of Love

Being LGBTQ+ is about both the bright and dark, the joy and pain, both the rainbow and the storm that rainbow has had to rise up from. Community members know that it is a unique experience to be a min...

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