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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Change of Summer Plans

Growing up, I enjoyed spending my summers at camp. Spending 7 weeks canoeing, swimming, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, and living in a cabin with a dozen other...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Apr. 26, 2021
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INVEST & INNOVATE

California Budget Update

California continues to struggle with state budget deficits. Revenues are rising but not by enough to eat into the deficit as health care and other costs continue...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 19, 2012
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Yank the Scab Off

Sunday morning, partly cloudy in Portland. Sitting in a cafe having just had a Caffe macchiato. The art on the walls are life size pregnant women made of fabric....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 27, 2014
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Can This Marriage be Saved?* Yes.

A real couple is interviewed (and then their identity is changed to protect their privacy). Chandrama Anderson is the counselor. Written by Jonathan Small, for the...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 4, 2014
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Marriage Interview: Keep a Sense of Humor

I am working on a series of marriage interviews to share with you. They are anonymous so that these generous people will share a bit of their personal lives with...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 11, 2015
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Follow-up to a Love Script

On January 21st I posted a blog about the Love Script: Arthur Aron's 36 questions...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 20, 2015
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Relay for Life, Menlo Park, August 8

The information below comes from the Relay for Life website. Having had Mom die recently from cancer, this is of special interest to me. My husband and I went...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 3, 2015
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Marriage Interview 10: A Cross-Cultural Love Story

Katja and Bob are celebrating their 44th anniversary in August. They fell in love in 1970 and got married in 1971. Bob was a hot salesman sent over to Europe...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 5, 2015
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Alcohol and the Holidays

The holidays are supposed to be a joyous time, filled with cheer, family, friends and love. Yet your reality may be different from that. It can be easy to drink...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 22, 2015
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My Best Tip for Your Marriage

Take care of your relationship. I realize that sounds simplistic, but it’s not. Love is created by many small acts, and grows. Many of the couples we...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 30, 2015
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I had no Idea How to Deal with Anger and Conflict

Recently I was looking at one of my journals from the early 80s when I was 20 or 21 years old. I came across an entry about an interaction with my guy of that time....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 4, 2016
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Phubbing and other Phone Behavior

I learned a new term this week: Phubbing. According to Baylor University, it means “partner phone snubbing,” or when incessant cell-phone checking damages...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 18, 2016
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“This is Never Gonna Go our Way . . .

If I am gonna have to guess what’s on your mind.” –Believe, Mumford & Sons Because I usually see the pattern of men not speaking up...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 26, 2016
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Dear Mom,

Dear Mom, I miss you so much. I'm at Camp Kesem, a place for kids and teens who have a parent with cancer. Mostly they have activities like any other sleep over...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 16, 2016
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Goals and Expectations in a Couples Relationship

Do you plan goals and set expectations at work? Of course you do. However, many couples do not go through this process with their relationship, and later wonder,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 1, 2016
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Peace Walk and Father's Grief Retreat

There are a couple of events coming up that I want to share with you. The first is on September 11th; a multi-faith peace walk and hosted picnic. This is open...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 26, 2016
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One Way to Regain Connection in Your Relationship

One of the main things that leads to emotional separation in couples is loss of connection. Daily life gets in the way, work, kids, responsibilities, chores, and...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 6, 2016
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Valentine’s Day Expectations

What are your Valentine’s Day expectations? Have you discussed them? It seems that traditionally men buy at least a card, chocolate and flowers, (and sometimes...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 8, 2017
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An Excerpt from my New Novel

As promised, here's and excerpt from my novel. The scene is Caroline's first date in 27 years: “Caroline?” His voice would be a baritone, if he’s...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 3, 2017
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Nobody can predict the future. You just have to give your all . . .

. . . to the relationship you're in and do your best to take care of your partner, communicate and give them every last drop of love you have. I think one of the...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 14, 2017
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