“And when it comes to critical life decisions—be they personal or professional, and regardless of the complexities and accompanying drama— at the heart of these issues, in one form or another, it’s all about relationships.” — Karen L. Rancourt, Ph.D.   “Trustworthiness pertains to truthfulness, reliability, and dependability; counting on someone and banking on them; … More Relationships

“Like humans, baboons

seem to rely on friendly relationships to help them cope with stressful situations.” — Anne Engh Today’s Factoid: Ninety-one percent of baboons and humans DNA is the same.     * * * Baboon framily in Serengeti, Tanzania, Africa. Photos by Mary O’Connor © 2010

Everything begins with a story – Joseph Campbell

Karen Rancourt writes a bi-weekly advice column for the popular site devoted to parenting resources, support and education. Typically, she devotes her “Ask Dr. Gramma Karen” column to answering questions on how to improve relationships and appreciation between parents and grandparents. This week was a bit different. She chose to write about stories, and … More Everything begins with a story – Joseph Campbell