Category Archives: Parenting

Staying Grounded in Trying Times

Even the most extroverted among us have been forced to become homebodies to some extent in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gallons of paint have been purchased and much sourdough bread has been baked. People are polishing off old family recipes as they now have the time to use them. This becomes a way […]

Tips for Helping Kids Cope Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

Kids and adults are going through a tough time right now. Lynne Shine was interviewed recently to give some suggestions to help: Remember to model calm and provide reassurance. Answer questions. Provide just enough information Limit news and talking too much in front of young kids. Watch out for constant reassurance seeking. Create a routine. […]

Signs of Serious Relationship Problems

Instead of arguing or ignoring problems read the signs and take effective action Good relationships run smoothly and enable you to enjoy your life, work, and activities beyond the relationship. You’re not always worrying or talking about it. Like a smooth-running car, you don’t have to keep repairing it. You may have disagreements and get […]

Five Enlightened Ways to Think About Mental Health

It’s time to eradicate stigmas. Life is hard even under the best of circumstances. Without physical and mental health, it’s difficult to enjoy life and to thrive. It makes good sense to take care of ourselves and that includes getting help when we suffer physically or psychologically. When we feel sick we get ourselves to […]

Opioid and Heroin Abuse and Addiction Resources

Heroin abuse is an epidemic. It is one of the most addictive illegal drugs, which makes it incredibly difficult for users to quit. With the highest relapse rate for illegal drugs at 78%, heroin users often find they have to return to rehab multiple times. Heroin’s high risk of overdose and relapse has resulted in […]

Individual and Couples Counseling

Now that we’re settled into a new year, it’s time for many couples to focus on strengthening their relationship. For some people this may include seeking the help of a marriage therapist. Here are three quick tips to help maintain a healthy relationship. Healthy Communication Healthy communication is necessary for any marriage to be strong […]

Caregiver Issues and Stress

Caregiver issues can affect both professional caregivers who are paid to provide care to individuals in their homes or in a health care setting and unpaid individuals who provide care to a loved one, friend, or family member. These issues may include stress, isolation, and fatigue, to name a few. It can be rewarding to […]

10 Reasons to Seek Relationship Counseling

One of the main reasons people seek marriage counseling is for help with intimate and close relationships. And while couples counseling tends to be viewed as something for only relationships in crisis, there are many reasons people in relationships might pursue it. Some are small, some larger, but all are important and deserve to be […]

How to talk with your teen about “13 Reasons Why”

Credit: Mary Brophy Marcus | CBS News Moms, dads and schools are grappling with how to talk with their kids about the popular new Netflix series “13 Reasons Why,” the story of a suburban teen who dies by suicide and leaves behind 13 recordings for the people she says were the reasons she killed herself. […]

Find The Best Couples Therapy To Help Your Marriage

Couples therapy can be and effective tool to fewer fights, more trust, and increased love in your marriage. Therapy has helped thousands of couples around the world to fix their marriages. Whether you want to get rid of small negative patterns of interaction such as bickering, or you and your spouse are teetering on the […]