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Raising Mentally Ill Children: What It’s Really Like

Raising mentally ill children is no easy task. Having tuned in this week to “psych week” on Discovery Fit & Health, I must admit that my heart aches for these families. I watched episodes about children with bipolar disorder, autism, and schizophrenia. Discovery Channel did an excellent job producing these shows, but… Read More >>

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Problems in a Relationship: 7 Relationship Tips That You Can Use Today

Each day, someone will ask me, “Can you help me with my relationship?” Quite often, it is followed by, “My husband (or wife) won’t come to therapy.” I’m here to tell you it’s okay. Believe it or not, one person can affect far more change in a relationship than you might have… Read More >>

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HOLDING ON TO HOPE: HOW IT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE

What is hope? Hope is defined as the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best (Dictionary.com). Like many, I have been closely following the news about the three women and the child that were rescued from captivity in Ohio. After so many… Read More >>

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Boston Marathon Terror: How to Stay Sane Amidst Anguish and Fear

With news and social media bombarding us with images of the Boston Marathon terror, you may be wondering how to stay sane amidst anguish and fear. One can’t help but feel a sense of profound sadness and depression in the aftermath of such a senseless act. It is difficult, if not impossible,… Read More >>

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Teen Girl Raped, Commits Suicide: Sex, Bullying and Technology Turned Lethal

I woke up in the morning and checked CNN.com for the news, only to find yet another story of a teen girl raped, humiliated, and bullied to her suicide (click here to read article). Even worse, as I read the article, my blood began to boil as I learned that the perpetrators… Read More >>

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What is a Normal Relationship?

What is a normal relationship? Most of us grow up believing that the relationship we see our parents have is what a “normal” relationship looks like. Even those who grow up in alcoholic and/or abusive households will believe this (for a while). After all, when you’re young, you don’t have much of… Read More >>

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How To Talk To Your Husband: 5 Tips You Need To Know

Have you ever wondered how to talk to your husband and get him to listen? This has been the plight of women from generation to generation, so you’d think somebody would have figured it out by now, right? Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. The reason is because most of us are talking… Read More >>

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Disrespectful Children: When Your Kids’ Fighting is Out of Control

Do you have disrespectful children that are constantly fighting with you and each other? Are there endless screaming matches, where everyone feels defeated? Do you feel like you might go insane if nothing changes in your home? You are not alone. Everybody knows that siblings fight, and that this is to be… Read More >>

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Am I Losing My Mind?

Sometimes I feel like I am losing my mind. Really. With all the parenting stress and chaos children cause, it’s no wonder I haven’t already lost it completely. My mental health is put to the test each and every day, as I struggle to cope with stress. So, if you are an… Read More >>

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When Mothers Feel Guilty: Why Moms Feel Guilt And How To Overcome It

Someone recently asked me for the two most common reasons why moms feel guilt. I believe they are doing things for ourselves and disciplining our children. We all know the importance of taking care of ourselves, yet most of us seldom do. We are so caught up in the daily tasks of… Read More >>

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