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November 2, 2012
by Dr. Kevin Kappler, Ph.D.

11 2 12 how to avoid the fallacies of thanksgiving

How to Avoid the Fallacies of Thanksgiving

November 2, 2012 14:43 by Dr. Kevin Kappler, Ph.D.  [About the Author]

11 2 12 how to avoid the fallacies of thanksgiving
The origins of Thanksgiving have nothing to do with a bunch of Indians and pilgrims sitting down for a bountiful feast of turkey. In reality although the settlers with pale faces had been bothering the Indians in addition to giving them many new diseases they had never had were starving by this time. The Indians took pity on them and brought them some corn and fish. Thanksgiving has a lot of emoti... [More]

October 24, 2012
by Dr. Kevin Kappler, Ph.D.

How to Deal with the Anger of a Young Boy

October 24, 2012 22:24 by Dr. Kevin Kappler, Ph.D.  [About the Author]

Here are some ways you can deal with your sons violent tendencies. The most powerful motivator is your ability to use descriptive praise. In the example you have given me of your son balling up his fist as if to hit you the fact that he didn't is something that you can praise as you describe his behaviors. Descriptive praise needs to be very specific to the behavior and happen as quickly as possib... [More]

October 15, 2012
by Dr. Kevin Kappler, Ph.D.

Don't let discouragement discourage you

October 15, 2012 17:14 by Dr. Kevin Kappler, Ph.D.  [About the Author]

Being discouraged can be as devastating as stopping you in your tracks or it can merely be a pothole in the journey of life. Its basis is the feeling that even if you give it your best shot you will not achieve your goals. If we don't stop it when it starts it will result in such negative attitudes and emotions that it will rob us of our productivity and self-confidence. It can have a negative imp... [More]

October 14, 2012
by Dr. Kevin Kappler, Ph.D.

Setting healthy boundaries without putting your loved ones in a box

October 14, 2012 15:02 by Dr. Kevin Kappler, Ph.D.  [About the Author]

There is nothing more true than the old phrase, "good fences make good neighbors." In personal relationships having unhealthy boundaries create much pain because to a great extent we define ourselves in relation to others. The problem occurs when our own needs, feelings and opinions become ignored. From there it's one easy step into becoming overwhelmed by that other person. Not being able to ... [More]

May 10, 2012
by Christie Hunter

Tanya Glover

Step Families

May 10, 2012 18:00 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

Tanya Glover
By Tanya Glover Theravive.com Contributor Once upon a time, a man and a woman would get married and have children. Together they would raise these children and watch them leave the nest. They would then retire and spend the rest of their lives in matching rockers. While this still does happen in the year 2012, it is not the norm anymore. With divorce rates soaring as high as they have ever been... [More]

February 7, 2012
by Christie Hunter

Tanya Glover

The Importance of Sleep

February 7, 2012 12:44 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

Tanya Glover
By Tanya Glover Theravive.com Contributor Whether you realize it or not, sleep plays a very large role in our lives. In fact, at least 1/3 of our entire life is spent sleeping! When we are children we hate to do it and as adults we cannot get enough of it, but either way you look at it, sleep is something we must have. You may be surprised to learn what sleep does for our bodies and what the e... [More]

December 7, 2011
by Christie Hunter

Tanya Glover

Getting Through Those Holiday Blues

December 7, 2011 12:56 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

Tanya Glover
By Tanya Glover Theravive.com Contributor While many songs will impress upon us that the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, this is not the case for some people. For some people, the holidays are a source of stress, sadness and overall depression. Getting though the holidays when you feel like this can be a difficult task, especially when it seems that everyone around you is happ... [More]

December 7, 2011
by Christie Hunter

Tanya Glover

Places to Inspire Your Child's Love of History

December 7, 2011 12:43 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

Tanya Glover
By Tanya Glover Theravive.com Contributor “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” ~George Santayana As a huge history buff, I want so much for my children to have a love for it as well. To me, history tells a story much better than fiction and teaches us to better understand the world around us. The questions “who are we” and “where did we ... [More]

November 25, 2011
by Christie Hunter

Tanya Glover

Coping With Depression

November 25, 2011 11:45 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

Tanya Glover
By Tanya Glover Theravive.com Contributor Into all lives a little ran must fall. And fall it does for everyone at one time or another. As emotional beings, we all get the occasional blues. This is a normal part of life. Maybe you have had a bad day or maybe you feel down for a reason we cannot quite put your finger on, but that does not qualify us for the diagnosis of depression. Depression is... [More]

November 16, 2011
by Christie Hunter

Tanya Glover

The Art of Self Awareness and Self Reflection

November 16, 2011 12:14 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

Tanya Glover
By Tanya Glover Theravive.com Contributor As complex human beings, we all can benefit from self refection and self awareness. They are both important parts of who we are and who we aim to become. Self Awareness Being self aware means having the ability look within ourselves to get a clear snapshot of our thoughts, beliefs, emotions, motivations and our personality in general. Becoming self awar... [More]