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So far Cindy Austin has created 27 blog entries.

Male Initiation: Rites of Passage and Why Males Need One

2018-08-18T03:31:28+00:00

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 One 2018-08-18T03:31:28+00:00

Back Home Again

2018-08-18T03:32:12+00:00

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 Again 2018-08-18T03:32:12+00:00

Addiction and Codependency

2018-04-30T21:13:26+00:00

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 Codependency 2018-04-30T21:13:26+00:00

New Ways for Families

2018-04-30T21:10:31+00:00

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 Families 2018-04-30T21:10:31+00:00

I Miss the Days

2018-08-20T03:03:05+00:00

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 Days 2018-08-20T03:03:05+00:00

Hit it and Quit it!

2018-04-09T19:23:48+00:00

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

Are You Analyzing Me?

2018-08-20T03:03:36+00:00

I’ve been asked this many times as I’ve been dating. It’s an understandable question once people know that I am a psychotherapist. That is in essence what I do for a living. I analyze people.  I’ve learned to respond with “Yes! And I hope you’re doing the same thing too!” But they’re not. What I’ve [...]

Are You Analyzing Me? 2018-08-20T03:03:36+00:00

Bully-Proofing your Child

2018-08-20T03:03:47+00:00

Bully-Proofing your Child Bully-proofing your child has nothing to do with the bullies. Nothing. No-thing. It’s all about YOUR child. It’s about raising a resilient child. How does one do that in a society riddled with political correctness? In this climate of your words hurt my feelings. “That’s rude.” “You’re mean.” “How ignorant.” “So [...]

Bully-Proofing your Child 2018-08-20T03:03:47+00:00

Breaking Bad to Breaking Normal

2017-02-23T04:34:14+00:00

Breaking Bad to Breaking Normal Helping parents effectively cope with the dangers our kids face today Topics: Normalizing the truth about  parenting today The use of Drugs, Alcohol, Pills and Sexual Misconduct are oftentimes symptoms of a larger issue The difference between Real Love and Imitation Love The Five Getting and Protecting Behaviors [...]

Breaking Bad to Breaking Normal 2017-02-23T04:34:14+00:00