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What’s Your Definition of “Help”?

What’s Your Definition of “Help”?

“Help” seems like a relatively simple and clear word to define. Each of us has been on the receiving and giving side regarding some form of …

The Healing Benefits of Pampering

The Healing Benefits of Pampering

For many, summer vacations are over. Yet so many people complain they need a vacation to recover from their vacation. All the stress of preparing, …

Should Parents of a Child with Autism Have a Second Child?

Should Parents of a Child with Autism Have a Second Child?

Once a couple has a child with autism, they often agonize over whether to have a second child. After the diagnosis and then getting services, and …

Dates to Remember

Dates to Remember

People have long linked dates to a special occasion, or historical event—a first date, wedding anniversary, birth of a child, or July 4th. On the …

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Divorce

Divorce: Help Your Child By Helping Yourself

Divorce: Help Your Child By Helping Yourself

“There’s nothing wrong with my son,” the father in mediation shouted. “And now strangers are telling me to get him tested. I’m not getting him tested!” “See what I have to put up with! The man won’t …

Divorce is About the Future, Not the Past!

Divorce is About the Future, Not the Past!

One of the great temptations of divorce is to focus on the hurt of the past. After all, it probably plays a large reason in why you are separating! However, letting the wounds of your marriage dictate the process of …

Divorce Law & Other Laws, How Does it Apply to Me?

Divorce Law & Other Laws, How Does it Apply to Me?

The U.S. legal system can seem like the Wild West — sometimes bewildering and sometimes cruel. Although there are endless details and nuances, the logic behind our legal system is rather simple. This article is meant …

Divorce and College-Bound Kids

Divorce and College-Bound Kids

A college freshman told me that his parents thought they were doing everything right by waiting until he left for college to divorce and sell the family house. “But my first visit home from school was terrible. My …

3 Transformational Practices for Divorce Negotiations and Beyond

3 Transformational Practices for Divorce Negotiations and Beyond

Divorce has the power to be a transformational event in your life because it invites you to handle things for the best when you're at your worst. Of course, none of us want to seek stressors for the sake of personal …

4 Simple Steps for Getting Divorced

4 Simple Steps for Getting Divorced

Easier Said Then Done You might be surprised to hear divorce is actually really quite simple. There are only 4 areas that need to be determined! Of course, simple doesn’t necessarily mean it is easy. Those 4 areas …

Health

Advocating for End-of-Life Care

Advocating for End-of-Life Care

Nurses have the unique privilege of holding the hands of the newly-born, and of the dying. Moments like this don’t punch a time clock, or watch a calendar. The arrival of a newborn is usually filled with tremendous …

Self Esteem, The Not So Silent Killer

Self Esteem, The Not So Silent Killer

When I think of the bright, successful people who don't experience themselves as successful, who always feel they need to do more than what is expected, who believe what they did was not quite good enough, I have an …

Mental Illness, Faith and Reducing the Stigma

Mental Illness, Faith and Reducing the Stigma

One of the most interesting and challenging issues facing communities of faith is the growing awareness, as Boomers age out, that mental illness and the issues associated with this subject, can no longer be avoided. My …

10 Years of Gerontology: Then and Now

10 Years of Gerontology: Then and Now

We hear often about how science and technology are making everything happen more quickly around us than ever before, but it is the 'cutting edge' part of these fields that is constantly moving. To the layman, it is …

Finding a Therapist

Finding a Therapist

The good news about therapy is how largely accepted it is as an effective way of handling stressed emotions or difficulty in improving a particular life situation. More good news is that prospective patients have a …

Mental Health and Trusts

Mental Health and Trusts

People set up Revocable Living Trusts for a wide variety of reasons. Some want to travel extensively and need someone to handle things while they are away. Others fear they will become ill or incapacitated and want …

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