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So far Cindy Austin has created 32 blog entries.

The Dating Rap…


Dating is Broken Dating is brokenAnd I ain’t jokin’ You need more than a pretty profileTo make me smile What’s in your heart and are you smartMatter way more to me before I even start Can you speak the truthCan you own the wrongs of your youth Sex is easy, babyIf that’s enough for you [...]

The Dating Rap…2019-05-01T18:43:01+00:00

Dating Might Be Broken, But You’re Not: 3 Ways to Find More Peace with the Dating Process


“Dating is hard.” “Online dating is inauthentic.” “Men aren’t even trying. They are lazy jerks.” “Women are playing games. Bitches be trippin’!”   In the past, before online dating, a single, professional man or woman would be lucky to meet one potential suitor a month. And that would be considered a good month!   But [...]

Dating Might Be Broken, But You’re Not: 3 Ways to Find More Peace with the Dating Process2019-04-03T21:35:45+00:00

Male Initiation: Rites of Passage and Why Males Need One


A letter to my almost 16-year-old son for him to open as he goes on a 9-day adventure with Outward Bound in the Pisgah National Forest in the Linville Gorge area of the Blue Ridge Mountains. First, he did NOT want to go. He wanted to attend a basketball camp or perhaps, on the off chance [...]

Male Initiation: Rites of Passage and Why Males Need One2018-08-18T03:31:28+00:00

Praise: Sammi Harrison


Cindy Austin's message is relevant and delivered in a powerful and engaging manner! I love that Cindy was a teacher, school counselor and is a mom of two teens today. Cindy is insightful, practical and solution oriented in her work. She shares stories and examples from her own life and of the folks she has worked [...]

Praise: Sammi Harrison2018-05-23T19:40:07+00:00

Back Home Again


Dear Mom,   Here is a snapshot of just some of the memorable moments and events I appreciate so much sharing with you throughout our time as mother and daughter this Mother’s Day 2018.   I know I share many of these with my 6 siblings. And as I ripen as a mother, too, with [...]

Back Home Again2018-08-18T03:32:12+00:00

Addiction and Codependency


Pia Mellody joins the company of those who have created highly effective therapeutic models and who can put their theories into practice with unusual skill. Pia’s approach is phenomenological, resulting from her own painful struggle with codependency, as well as from thousands of hours spent interviewing and working out healing strategies with patients at The Meadows. Pia began her [...]

Addiction and Codependency2018-04-30T21:13:26+00:00

New Ways for Families


New Ways for Families® is a structured parenting skills method intended to reduce the impact of conflict on the children in potentially high-conflict divorce and separation cases. It can be used whenever a parent or the court believes one parent needs restricted parenting time (supervised, no contact, limited time), at the start of a [...]

New Ways for Families2018-04-30T21:10:31+00:00

I Miss the Days


The Ugly Truth About Middle School Today I miss the days when everything I said didn’t have to be classified as sexual or inappropriate. I miss the days when I could say, “That was hard!” and not have some ignorant kid yell, “That’s what she said!” I miss the days when someone said, “I’m coming!” [...]

I Miss the Days2018-08-20T03:03:05+00:00

Hit it and Quit it!


Dating in the world of hookups “Hit it and Quit it!” It’s one of the dating cries of Generation Z-- (also known as iGeneration or iGen and Post-Millennials) the people born between 2000 and present. Having gotten this far into this newsletter means you have put forth much more effort into reading this than many [...]

Hit it and Quit it!2018-04-09T19:23:48+00:00