Fun ways to connect with your kids

Swimming pools, vacations, grilling out, and no school, you guessed it, summer is here. That means the kids are out of school and are looking for something fun to occupy their time. Before children reach their teen years parents are definitely the most influential people in their life. So that … Read More

The challenging two letter word….

The word no is often a staple in most toddler’s vocabulary, while many adults have a very difficult time uttering this one syllable word.  Why is it that for most of us the first word we learn to speak becomes the most difficult to articulate when we are adults? For … Read More

Training Zone! Part 1

Summer time is a popular time for people to begin training regimes. Maybe you’re training for a 5K, triathlon, or you’re like me and beginning the process of preparing for a half-marathon. Whatever the activity is, it is important to be knowledgeable about the training process as well as knowing … Read More

Can YouTube Relieve Stress and Anxiety By Making You Laugh?

One of my favorite things to do when hanging out with friends is to watch random YouTube videos. Finding something completely ridiculous and having a deep belly laugh at what comes across the screen. Laughter is important in everyone’s life. According to this article, “Humor and laughter strengthen your immune … Read More

Interacting or Connecting?

We find ourselves constantly involved in people’s lives. Whether we’re working with them or whether they’re our family, we are continuously interacting with others. What makes the difference of merely interacting or truly connecting with someone? It begins with interest in them. So often, we encounter individuals in our associations … Read More

Interview with Josh Booth Photography

GROW: Tell us a little about yourself: My appetite for photography started by randomly taking a class in college while taking independent studies in computer animation.  Soon after, I went into Iraq during the war in 2003 to help with aid efforts and photograph the conditions and people I met … Read More

Navigating Holiday & Social Eating

Holidays do not discriminate – we are usually faced with gatherings of family and friends that revolve around food in order to celebrate together. With Memorial Day around the corner, you may be experiencing the same anxieties and struggles with social eating. I want to offer you a few tips … Read More

Do you sleep well?

What causes a restless night’s sleep? Sometimes individuals become overwhelmed with life’s circumstances and this can lend itself to agitated sleeping patterns. Also, being fatigued can lead to poor rest. Things that lay in the unconscious become very much active in one’s sleep.  We are all busy during the day, but … Read More

Controversy in Eating Disorders: Can One FULLY recover?

As a counselor who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, I found this article a little disheartening. When I read the initial sentence, it took everything inside me not to yell at my computer screen “yes you can!” This article mentions the struggle of an emergency room physician’s eating … Read More