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Conflict Resolution for Couples

Posted by on May 16, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Conflict Resolution for Couples

When we’re young, we dream about what our future relationships will look like: a fairy tale romance, a perfect life with a soul-mate who understands us, sympathizes with us, never argues, and loves us unconditionally.   However, when we grow up, we have to face a different reality—that no relationship is all rainbows and butterflies all the time. Relationships require hard work, and all couples fight and disagree. But disagreements don’t mean that a relationship is doomed. In fact, conflict is an opportunity for a relationship to grow...

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How to Support your Child’s Transition to Adulthood

Posted by on Mar 19, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

How to Support your Child’s Transition to Adulthood

  It’s a parent’s job to teach their children, encourage their children, and prepare their children for everything the world might throw at them when they become adults. But what happens when adulthood finally arrives? Some parents find it difficult to let their children go into the world as young adults, and some parents find that their children aren’t as prepared as they had hoped.   Start preparing your child early Adolescence ends and young adulthood begins in the “early to mid-twenties when a young person becomes...

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Explaining & Exploring Self-Esteem

Posted by on Jan 1, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Explaining & Exploring Self-Esteem

As we approach the New Year, we reflect on the year that has passed. What major life events happened this year? Was the year filled with joy and confidence, or was it filled with the sadness and uncertainty?  Did low self-esteem or a sense of inadequacy prevent you from living life to the fullest?   What is self-esteem? Self-esteem is how we view ourselves, value ourselves, love ourselves and judge ourselves.  Our self-esteem may be high or low depending on how we feel about ourselves. Will you apply for that new job? Will you ask that...

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Struggling with Addiction During the Holiday

Posted by on Nov 27, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Struggling with Addiction During the Holiday

  The holidays are meant to be a joyous time where family, friends and coworkers come together to exchange gifts, celebrate, feast, and party. But these festivities can be problematic for the millions of Americans who struggle with addiction. For them, it might even be the worst time of the year. During the holidays people struggling with addiction are more likely to relapse, overdose, or commit suicide.   Why are the holidays so hard for people struggling with addiction, and what can people do to help themselves during this high...

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Finding Forgiveness

Posted by on Nov 3, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Finding Forgiveness

“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.”    – Paul Boese   Forgiveness is vital in relationships but it can be difficult to achieve, especially if you feel you’ve been wronged by your partner. Every relationship faces difficult hardships; some have bitter disagreements over family or money, while others try to heal after an act of infidelity. Ultimately, it is our ability, or inability, to forgive that makes or breaks our relationships. Robert Muller, a former United Nation employee,...

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“I Am So Angry!”

Posted by on Sep 22, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

“I Am So Angry!”

Everyone has felt anger. Even the most peaceful people have been flooded with extreme anger at some point in their lives. Anger is one of the most powerful and overwhelming emotions a person can feel. So it’s no surprise that many people struggle to keep anger under control. Because anger can be so powerful and difficult to control, it has the potential to impact your life and the lives of those around you in an instant. It’s one thing to yell at the broken coffee maker when you’re alone in the kitchen, but it’s quite another to swear at a...

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Helping Your Child Make Friends

Posted by on Aug 12, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Helping Your Child Make Friends

Making friends can be hard for anyone at any age, but for young children who are still developing mentally and socially, it can sometimes be challenging, overwhelming, and confusing. Parents’ influence is instrumental when it comes to strengthening children’s social abilities. There are many things that parents can do to aid their children in making friends. This process doesn’t begin when children enter school, it begins much earlier in infancy and toddlerhood. Communicate from the start Communication with your child should start...

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How to Minimize the Effects of Deployment on Children

Posted by on Apr 19, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

How to Minimize the Effects of Deployment on Children

April is the Month of the Military Child, designated to remind us of the important sacrifices and unique struggles experienced by children of military parents. This month we are meant to reflect on the emotional and psychological impact that parental deployment has on children, and the steps that can be taken to help ease these life-changing transitions. According to Holly Hallen, of the Military Child Education Coalition, there are almost 4 million military-connected children, 75% of whom are school age. These children have to prepare for...

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What Traits of the Elderly Can Teach Us About Mental Health and Longevity

Posted by on Mar 24, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

What Traits of the Elderly Can Teach Us About Mental Health and Longevity

What if someone told you that stubbornness promotes longevity, and that our stubborn parents and grandparents, who seem happy to be set in their ways, are going to benefit from their stubbornness by living longer with better mental health? A study, published in 2017, was conducted of 29 people, between the ages of 90 and 101, who live in different Italian villages. This group of participants is small, but the results are impacting the way scientists and psychologists think about longevity and mental health in old age. The results of the...

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Is Your Teenager’s Phone Making Them Miserable?

Posted by on Feb 17, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Is Your Teenager’s Phone Making Them Miserable?

Do you ever find yourself worrying your teenager is addicted to their phone? You may be right! In recent months, smart phone and social media designers from Silicon Valley have been going public about the addictive nature of their products. Online games, social media sites, Internet video chatting, video streaming and apps are all designed specifically to release dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter released from the brain’s reward and pleasure region. It is often released when we use social media because the colors,...

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