Older Child Syndrome

While many of us might view this as an inside joke designed to tease our middle sibling, the Middle Child Syndrome does exist. I was surprised myself when several years ago I first came across that term. Before the discovery, I assumed that it only had to do with a person’s behavior. However, upon closer observation, […]

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Tribulations of the Trio

“All for one and one for all, united we stand, divided we fall.”—The Three Musketeers We’ve seen trios from popular culture, and they always seem like perfect, equilateral triangles sticking together and staying together. But out here, in the real world, these kinds of friendships are much more difficult than they seem. Throughout my life, […]

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Do You Suppose?

  “Do you suppose she’s a wildflower?”– Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland When you think about it, some of the most beautiful flowers are wild. For those of you who have never felt like part of the mainstreamed gardens of life, I hope you’ll embrace the wildflower that you are. I hope you’ll walk on strong stems […]

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