22 03, 2015

4 Gentle Ways to Become Resilient to Shame

By |2020-04-06T16:02:45-05:00March 22nd, 2015|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 4 Gentle Ways to Become Resilient to Shame

Shame. It’s the only thing you see as you catch a glimpse of yourself in the hallway mirror. Not your smile. Not your hair. Not the color of the shirt you’re wearing. Only the mask of shame and secrecy…and the longing to be free of what has stolen so many [...]

23 01, 2015

2 Child-Centered Alternatives to Traditional School Models

By |2020-04-06T16:02:45-05:00January 23rd, 2015|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 2 Child-Centered Alternatives to Traditional School Models

According to Nikhil Goyal, an author and speaker who serves on the board of Fair Test (an organization which works to end the misuses and flaws of standardized testing and to ensure that evaluation of students, teachers and schools is fair, open, valid and educationally beneficial), American schools are failing [...]

16 01, 2015

4 Ways to Solve the “If I have to tell you one more time…” Epidemic

By |2020-04-06T16:02:45-05:00January 16th, 2015|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 4 Ways to Solve the “If I have to tell you one more time…” Epidemic

“If I have to tell you one more time to put your smelly football socks actually IN the laundry basket…” you hear yourself say for the 3,871st time this season. You’re more tired of hearing yourself say it than your kid is hearing it, but what’s a parent to do [...]

11 01, 2015

3 Easy Ways to Rebuild Relationships

By |2020-04-06T16:02:45-05:00January 11th, 2015|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 3 Easy Ways to Rebuild Relationships

In a world so connected by technology and social media, to be “disconnected” seems almost impossible these days. Or does it? Have you taken time out recently to inventory your closest relationships? Are you so connected to your virtual “friends” perhaps even distant family that you’ve lost contact with those [...]

7 12, 2014

4 Gentle Ways to Reverse Being Judgmental

By |2020-04-06T16:02:46-05:00December 7th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 4 Gentle Ways to Reverse Being Judgmental

It starts the second you meet someone…or more to the point the moment you lay eyes on them. You instantly make determinations about who that person is, what kind of attitude they’ll have and how their entire family must behave based solely on the appearance of this new acquaintance. You’ve [...]

27 11, 2014

4 Ways to Honor Your Closest Relationships

By |2020-04-06T15:52:08-05:00November 27th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 4 Ways to Honor Your Closest Relationships

How many times have you found yourself in the same room as the person you’ve been living with for months — or years even — and felt like the two of you were complete strangers? Regardless of the dynamic of this relationship, whether it be husband and wife, parent and [...]

22 11, 2014

5 Tips for Parents of Teen Drivers

By |2020-04-06T16:02:47-05:00November 22nd, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 5 Tips for Parents of Teen Drivers

First your baby jumps out of your car on his first day of school, and before you know it he’s jumping out of the driver’s seat of his own car. You don’t remember turning around, but obviously you did at some point and your son is now a legal, licensed [...]

18 11, 2014

5 Healthy Ways to Deal with Teens and Parties

By |2020-04-06T16:02:47-05:00November 18th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 5 Healthy Ways to Deal with Teens and Parties

You dealt with it yourself as a teenager, and now you stand face-to-face with the one issue you’d been hoping to avoid with your own children — drinking. Until now all the parties your kids went to seemed innocent enough, but rumors of drinking at your teens’ events have been [...]

17 11, 2014

The 5 Whys of Daily Compliments

By |2020-04-06T16:02:47-05:00November 17th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on The 5 Whys of Daily Compliments

It’s Monday morning — or any time of any day for that matter —and you find yourself feeling a little off center, a little blue or just plain “salty.” You try positively affirming your way out of that bad mood, but the best you can do is mumble a near-profanity [...]

12 11, 2014

3 Ways to Live Your Best Life Ever

By |2020-04-06T16:02:48-05:00November 12th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 3 Ways to Live Your Best Life Ever

“How did I get here? I’m going to die tomorrow, and I have yet to live a day of my life,” gasped the 90+ year old hospice patient as she clasped the hand of her caregiver she was meeting for the first time. As the lack of living her life [...]

10 11, 2014

4 Steps to Freeing Yourself from Your Shame

By |2020-04-06T16:02:48-05:00November 10th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 4 Steps to Freeing Yourself from Your Shame

You stand looking into the mirror wondering who the person is that’s staring back at you. The face looks vaguely familiar, yet its features are distorted by the pain of the secret you’ve been carrying around for so long. You’re desperate to be free from the past that haunts your [...]

6 11, 2014

3 Gentle Ways to Help a Loved One with an Addiction

By |2020-04-06T16:02:48-05:00November 6th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 3 Gentle Ways to Help a Loved One with an Addiction

Deep down inside you know it’s true, yet you still find yourself desperately begging God — anything — for it not to be. You've heard other people talking about it. You've even glanced at the books and articles dealing with it. But now you’re faced with it personally, and you [...]