Suicide Prevention is Not Hopeless

National Suicide Prevention Week

There is a growing level of awareness around suicide in our society. It is a frequent topic in the news, as well as in schools. Increased awareness means that more people are speaking up about their struggles, and there is more support than ever for people who are hurting, however, for … Read More

The Gift of Rest

Today, as I sit on the beach, I am reminded of the gift of rest. It’s so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day demands and responsibilities that rest often gets ignored. When speaking on rest, I’m not referring simply to sleep. Rest is so much more. Webster’s defines … Read More

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


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.

7 Different Types of ADD/ADHD and Why They Are Important

Currently, the standard method of assessing and diagnosing ADD or similar ADHD has been to match symptoms to criteria established in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM). While it can be useful to understand symptoms, that may not be the whole picture. According to Dr. Amen, ADD … Read More

Are You Teaching Your Kids Responsibility?

As a parent, you set out to teach your kids so many important life lessons. You guide them to important moral values of right and wrong. You teach them to be respectful to others. You help them learn how to be empathetic to others’ feelings. You also want them to … Read More

Setting Healthy Screen Time Limits

One of the biggest struggles parents face now is how to set healthy limits around their kid’s screen time. In the past you used to just have to monitor how much your kids watched TV. Now smartphones and other hand held devices make the screen time possibilities practically limitless. It … Read More

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