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It Doesn't Have To Be Physical To Be Abuse! Are you never "good enough"? Are you anxious and worried about what will happen when you and your significant other are together? Apart? Are you the subject of name-calling? Are you the subject of yelling? Are you the subject of screaming?…

Self Esteem

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Self-esteem can be one of those elusive things that you never quite see but know when it's missing. Or maybe you can see it. You can see healthy self-esteem in your own resilience. You can see self-esteem in your problem-solving skills, your ability to take responsibility for your own behavioral…
Change is often a scary thing. Change you choose and change that chooses you can be equally scary. Join the human club. Human beings usually find themselves struggling with at least some anxiety when it comes to thinking about and dealing with change. Change usually represents a loss of some…
  I originally wrote this piece for myself as a kind of journal entry to enable me to make sense of the current political landscape. Since it was drafted, any number of things have emerged that (in my truth) confirm the utility of seeing the world through the lens as…

Violent ...CHILDREN?

Monday, April 10, 2017
Gangs, drive-by shootings, drug sales, school shootings... where does it end? Why does it begin?Parents, peers, caring adults, informed children are all part of the tapestry that will reduce and hopefully eliminate children killing children.What can parents do to keep themselves and their children safe? Recognize that any child from any family…

Is Joy A Part Of Your Life?

Monday, March 27, 2017
Some of us have been taught, in one way or another, that it is not safe, maybe even scary, to really experience joy.And so we learn to spend our lives waiting for the "other shoe" to drop. By so doing, we are in fact, only living half our lives. This…

Alcoholism

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
WHAT IS ALCOHOLISM? Alcoholism is a disease. The person who struggles with the disease truly does struggle. It is important to remember that someone who is drinking in excess is not someone who is happy, rather, someone who is in pain? Emotional pain? Excess alcohol is used as a way…

Crisis Recovery IS Possible!

Thursday, March 2, 2017
Whether it is the unexpected police at your door, the sudden loss of a job, a shooting in the most unlikely of places or hearing about the sudden loss of a very dear friend - we are all subject to crisis in our lives. And whether it is "expected" or…

Does Your Child Drink?

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
For many parents, the thought of a child of theirs having a drinking problem is a sheer impossibility. These parents and these children are often quite vulnerable to many things including the disease of alcoholism. Because your child is affected by you, the environment you provide at home, and the…
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