Finding Support on Your Grief Journey

Everyone grieves differently. Your grief depends on many factors, including your personality and coping style, your life experience, your previous experience with grief and loss, your faith practices, the nature of the loss and how you view it. The grief...

Education & Awareness Can Stem the Tide of Suicide

Did you know that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, claiming over 42,000 lives each year? (2014, Center for Disease Control.) No one is immune The statistics are alarming in the young, middle aged and...

Parenting: Do you need a new approach to defiance?

Fed up with yelling? Feel like you're constantly scolding their defiant behavior? Is your home a battlefield? From the first time we see our children and they see us, there is an interchange of energy that will shape our lives...

Extra! Extra! Read All About It … The World is NOT Ending!

If you’re like me, you probably have a tough time turning on the news these days. Everywhere you look, we are being bombarded with negative messages about all that is wrong with the world. Local news shows seem to be...

Preventing Suicide: Why Talking About “It” Is Essential

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, over 40,000 Americans die by suicide each year and for every individual who dies by suicide, 25 others...

College and the Parenting Role Shift – from Director to Cheerleader

The FASFA has been successfully completed, acceptance letters responded to and dorm room supplies purchased…and yet… The shift in roles when sending a child away to college is as scary and significant as the change in roles when you become...

Tips for Finding Calm During Chaos

  We all experience moments of absolute chaos…the kids are screaming, the phone is ringing, something is boiling over on the stove or a major project must be completed for work. Emotions can overwhelm us, overriding our better instincts to...

Be Mindful Today to Feel Better and Live Better Tomorrow

“In today’s rush, we all think too much — seek too much — want too much — and forget about the joy of just being.” -- Eckhart Tolle Mindfulness is an ancient practice that has been lost in today’s modern busy...

5 Parenting Tips for Sending Your Child off to College

I was watching a nest of robins early this summer. It seemed that the three young ones and the parents were having challenges negotiating exactly what they wanted. The chicks were too large for the nest and were falling out....

How Do You Change Teen Behavior?

Maybe you need to take a pie to the face. We did. Have you ever had to do something that you didn’t really want to do? Mowed the yard on a hot day? Cleaned the house on the weekend? Got...