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Navigating Family Conflict

The thought of addressing and navigating family conflict can ignite anxiety in even the calmest of individuals. While it feels like it might be easier to ignore the issues, facing family conflict head on is more helpful in the long run for all involved. When working through family conflict, here are a few tips to…

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ADHD or Something Else

Sometimes kids are “just being kids,” and they are hyper, impulsive, and don’t necessarily make the best decisions. They might act up at school or home, causing disruptions and frustration all around.  Consistent patterns of this type of behavior may indicate that your child is suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). BUT, it also…

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Partners as Friends

Having a deep personal regard for one’s partner is fundamental in marital happiness, as well as the healthy functioning of one’s family. While many would say that communication is the primary breakdown in a marriage relationship, one might consider that the breakdown is different, or deeper than that. You can communicate well with someone, but…

Facebook and Social Media Addiction

Facebook Depression

You may have heard the term “Facebook depression.” It is a condition worth considering if you, or someone you know, is struggling with feelings of depression and tends to spend regular, possibly excessive, time perusing facebook. Theodore Roosevelt is quoted to have said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” And while, by sheer human nature…

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Children and Screen Time

In the age of technology we live in, screen time is a part of most people’s daily lives-even children. Trying to determine just how much screen time (television, video games, social media, etc.) is acceptable for leading a balanced life and for emotional well-being is a huge topic of conversation and research these days. Recent…

In the Aftermath of Suicide

Suicide is so often a silent and unexpected ending to the life of a loved one. In the aftermath, there you are, the loved one, left to try to make sense of everything including your own feelings of guilt, bewilderment, and pain. All grief is difficult, however, suicide grief often is even more difficult because it…