The Loneliness Epidemic – Part Two

If you missed part 1 of this short series, head over to the archives to catch up on the discussion of this NPR article. So, if the reality is that Americans are more lonely than we’ve ever been, what do we do about that?  My work with clients supports the … Read More

Set Up Your Kids’ Devices Safely

Kids today are growing up in a world where access to the internet via a myriad of devices is just a part of every day life. There are tons of fantastic resources for learning, entertainment, and communication for people of all ages available online. However, kids do still need to … Read More

The Loneliness Epidemic

In today’s world, there are so many ways for us to connect, and in wider circles than has ever before been possible.  We can video chat with someone in Australia, play video games live with friends all the way across the country, and find groups of people who share our … Read More

Life On Your Own Terms

I had a wise colleague encourage me the other day to live life on my own terms.  When I stopped to think about it for a moment, I didn’t really know what that meant. It is so easy to get caught up in what we see in the world, what … Read More

The Fragile Generation- Part Two

In part one of this series, an article was introduced that shared insight on some of the struggles that the rising generations of kids are facing.  Changes in policies and expected parenting practices have begun to limit kids’ opportunities to develop resilience and problem solving skills, robbing them of the … Read More

Follow Your Feelings

Our society is often very logical. It is usually the expectation as an adult that you will be able to explain and justify your actions, and “I felt like it” isn’t typically acceptable when someone confronts something you’ve done that they disagree with. Furthermore, our feelings can be unpredictable, and … Read More

Talking with Your Teens After Tragedies

There has been a lot of coverage and discussion around shootings and tragic events recently. The shooting in Parkland has hit home for many families and is prompting discussions and questions from adults and teens alike. Many parents are unsure of how to navigate these potentially loaded conversations. Teens are developmentally … Read More

The Fragile Generation- Part One

I recently had this article forwarded to me by a parent friend of mine, and I found it to be a thought-provoking read. There are, of course, as many different parenting approaches as there are different personalities in the world, and any time we try to draw broad, sweeping generalizations … Read More

Perspective on Problems

“Can you fix it with money? If the answer is yes, then it is not really a problem.” A family friend told me this many years ago, before I was really old enough to understand the meaning behind it.  Of course, there are many people for whom lack of money … Read More

Gratitude is Good for Your Health

Each year before Thanksgiving dinner, my family has a tradition of going around the table and sharing one thing we’ve been grateful for in the past year. What strikes me every year is that the things that are shared, year after year, have to do with support, love, connection, faith,  … Read More