When Kids Avoid School

When Kids Avoid School

When Kids Avoid School
A child or teen may sometimes complain about having to go to school, but most find school fun and exciting. However, when a child routinely avoids going to school it can reflect a deeper problem such as separation anxiety, social...

Memory Books: Growing Up Through Recovery

Memory Books: Growing Up Through Recovery

As I work with clients in the Retreat Center, I often think about the wasteland they’ve had to cross … littered with drugs, broken relationships, pain, blame, abuse, excuses, broken promises, lost opportunities and lost lives. It’s a glimpse into…

The ABCs of Managing Our Emotions

The ABCs of Managing Our Emotions

“Stop being so sensitive.” “Just think positive!” “Quit being overly emotional.” These are phrases individuals struggling with depression, anxiety or difficulty regulating emotions hear repeatedly. If only it was as easy as “stop it!” In reality, learning to manage our…

Managing Your Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting

Managing Your Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting

You may be struggling to understand how a shooting could occur and why such a terrible thing would happen. There may never be satisfactory answers to these questions. We do know, though, that it is typical for people to experience a variety…