New School Year, New Responsibilities

New School Year Responsibilities for Children

“Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.” Booker T. Washington The summer is coming to an end, and that can only mean one thing… it’s time to head back to school! There are many pros … Read More

No Regrets

“No regrets.” This phrase gets tossed around freely, both seriously and jokingly. The reality is, we’re all human, and will probably reach the end of our lives having felt regret at least a handful of times. We do, however, have some choice in the type of regret we feel, and … Read More

Ease the Back to School Butterflies

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As summer comes to an end, you may notice your kids asking more questions about going back to school. The start of a new school year may also bring on a case of butterflies about all the upcoming changes. Kids may feel worried about having a new teacher, finding friends … Read More

Stressed Out: the Busyness Phenomenon

Larry Dossey, a physician coined the term “time sickness” in 1982 to describe the belief that time is getting away, we don’t have enough of it, and that we must push harder and harder to keep up. By this definition, most of us are “sick” all the time.

10 Rules to Live by for a Happy Relationship

As the summer heats up, make sure you keep things cool in your relationship. Here are 10 rules to live by for a happy relationship… 1. I will communicate my expectations and not take it for granted that my significant other understands what I need or want. 2. I will verify … Read More

How to Talk with Your Teen About Sexual Harassment

Unfortunately, sexual harassment is very common among teens. Even if your teen is not being harassed or harassing others, they play a role in what goes on around them. What role do you want them to play? Here are some tips for navigating discussions with your kids about sexual harassment: … Read More

“It Wasn’t That Bad”: the Cost of Comparing Pain

“I didn’t have it as bad as other people.” This is a phrase I hear frequently in my office, from people with all kinds of backgrounds and stories. People who have experienced neglect or abuse over the course of their entire lives, individuals who have high pressure jobs such as … Read More

What is Burnout? Part 1

“Burnout has been described as the biggest occupational hazard of the twenty-first century,” writes Paula Davis-Laack. Merriam-Webster defines burnout as “exhaustion of physical or emotional strength or motivation usually as a result of prolonged stress or frustration.” Burnout could be related specifically to work, or the combination of work and … Read More

How to Heal Past Hurts in Your Relationship

Have you ever experienced a hurt, betrayal or major disappointment by your partner? Do you still feel the hurt although the incident may have happened months or years ago? If so, you may have experienced an attachment injury to the bond that you and your partner share. When this happens, … Read More

Give Yourself Time to Heal

Instant gratification is common in our society today. We can have our shopping delivered right to our door the same day we ordered it; we can watch tv shows instantly and without commercials, and we have emails and notifications delivered to our watches so we can have the responses instantaneously. … Read More