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...

P.L.E.A.S.E.: Self-Care Tips for Anxiety and Depression

P.L.E.A.S.E.: Self-Care Tips for Anxiety and Depression

Would you deny a child food for a day or feed them whatever they wanted all day long? What about letting them stay up all night watching TV or playing video games? If they had a bad day would you…

Coping with Stress at Work

Coping with Stress at Work

Everyone who has ever held a job has, at some point, felt the pressure of work-related stress. Any job can have stressful elements, even if you love what you do. In the short-term, you may experience pressure to meet a…

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…