School is now in full swing and children, as well as then parents, are probably experiencing increased demands on their time and their coping abilities. School involves concerns beyond those experienced by parents when they were children. Not only do children today report anxiety about school performance and acceptance, they also deal with increased violence in their place of learning. [More]
For most of us, meeting with misfortune and struggle is a part of life. In fact, surviving adversity is often viewed as beneficial and necessary. According to one Danish Proverb: “A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.” When a person survives life’s difficulties and demonstrates the ability to withstand all of the stress that goes along with it, he or she is described as “resilient”. The Oxford Dictionary defines resilience as “The ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape.” [More]
In the wake of trauma many people feel lost and alone. The person they were before the event occurred seems altered. Where they once felt strong and assured they now live in fear and uncertainty. While not every person will have this experience after going through a life-altering event many will. Trauma can alter how a person perceives the world but it does not change the core aspects of who you are as a person. [More]
November 11, 2013
by Ashley Marie
Remembrance day is a chance for us all to reflect on our heroes. This heartfelt story gives us an important reason why it is good for us to remember. [More]
Stress is a daily reality for most of us. Mindfulness is an effective therapeutic way to help calm yourself and find peace. [More]
September 18, 2013
by LuAnn Pierce, LCSW
Resilience is a fundamental quality within us that determines how we respond to nearly every challenge in life. Some of it is hardwired, and some is not. Here are ways to build resilience in your child. [More]
September 9, 2013
by Cindy Marie Hosszu
Are You in the Zone?
For some people, a change of plans, scenery, or life-style is exciting, and welcome. However, for many of us, change comes with some resistance or fear. Stepping out of our comfort zone requires delving into the unknown, risking failure, and being embarrassed.
Change Can Be Bad for Your Health
In the late 60’s, psychiatrists Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe examined t... [More]